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Museum Explorers: Natural Beauty

Museum Explorers: Natural Beauty

John W. McCoy, Brandywine River Landscape, ca. 1950. Watercolor on paper, 21 × 28 in. Gift of Mrs. Richard F. Corroon, 1982

John W. McCoy, Brandywine River Landscape, ca. 1950. Watercolor on paper, 21 × 28 in. Gift of Mrs. Richard F. Corroon, 1982

The Brandywine landscape has been a source of inspiration for artists for generations. This lesson begins with a virtual sensory exploration of the Brandywine River followed by an interactive look at landscape and nature works from the Museum’s collection.  

Recommended Grades: Kindergarten through 2nd grade 

Length of Video: 4:42  


Featured Artwork:  

Brandywine River Landscape by John McCoy

August by George Weymouth

Untitled (Zinnia Bouquet) by Clementine Hunter


National Core Arts Standards: 

VA:Re.7.1.2a: Perceive and describe aesthetic characteristics of one’s natural world and constructed environments.  

VA:Re8.1.Pka: Interpret art by identifying and describing subject matter. 

VA:Re8.1.Ka: Interpret art by identifying subject matter and describing relevant details.  

VA:Re8.1.2a: Interpret art by identifying the mood suggested by a work of art and describing relevant subject matter and characteristics of form.  

VA:Cn10.1.Pka: Explore the world using descriptive and expressive words and art-making.  

VA:Cn11.1.Pka: Recognize that people make art. 

VA:Cn11.1.1a: Understand that people from different places and times have made art for a variety of reasons. 

https://www.nationalartsstandards.org/ 


To book this virtual tour please contact Liesl Mahoney at education@brandywine.org