Image credits: Egg, Box, Ball and Cylinder from Nocturne series of 60 prints, 2004-07, Susan Fenton (1949-2018), Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, James A. Michener Art Museum Collection.
The medium of photography is rich with connections for learning about the visual arts, history, science, and much more. Now on view, the exhibition, Through the Lens: Modern Photography in the Delaware Valley, explores nearly 70 years of artistic experimentations with photographic processes and subject matter by artists in the Delaware Valley region. A special feature on view in the exhibition includes a series of labels for families to help children connect with art, learn new vocabulary, and be inspired to create art after their visit.
Below are a series of family activities to do during and after your see the exhibition and are also accessed via scanning QR codes in the exhibition. Activities are appropriate for elementary through high school students.
- Pattern Finder Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Sensational Still Life Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Portrait Personalities Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Strike a Pose Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Capture Your Neighborhood Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Movie Review Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- A Bird’s Eye or Worm’s Eye View Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Something’s Fishy Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Say What? Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Finding a Friend Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Tell a Story Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Art for Social Change Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Fun with Photograms Activity Sheet (.pdf)
Related Resources/General Activities:
- Five Writing Activities for Your Museum Visit
- Taking Time to Look Activity Sheet (.pdf)
- Top Ten Questions to Ask About Art (.pdf)
- 12 Questions to Ask About Contemporary Art (.pdf)
- Talking About Art Activities
For more information on some of the artists featured in the exhibition, visit the Museum’s Bucks County Artists Database.
Enjoy your visit!