Museum Website Scavenger Hunt

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Part
A: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
Eras

· 
Choose one of
the following visual arts media:

o 
Painting

o 
Sculpture

o 
Architecture

· 
Browse the
University of Phoenix Material: List of Recommended Websites for Art Museums
found on your student website. Choose one example of your chosen visual arts
medium from each of the time periods below:

o 
Middle Ages (400–1300 CE)

o 
Renaissance (1400–1600 CE)

o 
Baroque Era (1600–1750 CE)

Each example should be from a different
museum website.

· 
Complete the
following table for each of your selected artworks from each period:

Middle
Ages

Renaissance

Baroque

Name of artwork

Name of museum

Link to work of
art

Purpose of
artwork

Date created

Place created

Name of artist

· 
Provide a brief
description of each work of art:

Middle Ages

Renaissance

Baroque

· 
Summarize, in
roughly 150-words, how aesthetic values in the visual arts changed over the
course of these three concurrent eras.

Aesthetic Values in Visual Arts

Part B: Neoclassical and Romanticism Eras

· 
Go to MyArtsLab® and find the resources for Ch. 20, Closer Look:
Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the
Medusa
and Eugène Delacroix, Liberty
Leading the People: July 28, 1830
. Review pp. 485 & 488 of your text.

o 
How
does Théodore Géricault express the neoclassical ideal of humanitarianism
through his painting, The Raft of the
Medusa
?

o 
How
does Eugène Delacroix express the Romantic ideals of individual freedom and
autonomy through his painting, Liberty
Leading the People
?

In your analysis, how do Neoclassical ideals
precipitate the aesthetics of Romanticism in these two works of art?

List of Recommended Websites for Art
Museums

U.S. Art Museums

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/

The Museum of Modern Art: http://www.moma.org/

National Gallery of Art: http://www.nga.gov/

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: http://www.mfa.org/

The Phillips Collection: http://www.phillipscollection.org/

The Art Institute of Chicago: http://www.artic.edu/aic/index.php

Whitney Museum of American Art: http://www.whitney.org/

The Frick Collection: http://www.frick.org/

Guggenheim Museum New York: http://www.guggenheim.org/new_york_index.shtml

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/ingles/home.htm

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the
Renwick Gallery: http://americanart.si.edu/index3.cfm

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/

Smithsonian Institution National Museum of
African Art: http://www.nmafa.si.edu/voice.html

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler
Gallery: http://www.asia.si.edu/

The National Portrait Gallery: http://www.npg.si.edu/

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: http://cooperhewitt.org/

National Museum of the American Indian: http://www.nmai.si.edu/

The Getty: http://www.getty.edu/

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: http://www.sfmoma.org/

National Hispanic Cultural Center: http://www.nationalhispaniccenter.org/index.php

American Visionary Art Museum: http://www.avam.org/

American Folk Art Museum: http://www.folkartmuseum.org/default.asp?id=886

National Museum of Mexican Art: http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/

The Mexican Museum: http://www.mexicanmuseum.org/home.asp?language=english

Global Museums

The British Museum: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/

Victorian and Albert Museum: http://www.vam.ac.uk/

Tate: http://www.tate.org.uk/

National Portrait Gallery: http://www.npg.org.uk/live/index.asp

The National Gallery, London: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Royal Academy of Arts: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/

Musee de Louvre: http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home_flash.jsp?bmLocale=en

Musee d’Orsay: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

Centre Pompidou: http://www.centrepompidou.fr/home30ans/index.html

Museo Nacional del Prado: http://museoprado.mcu.es/ihome.html

Vatican Museums: http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html

Polo Museale Fiorentino: http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/uffizi/

Galleria Borghese: http://www.galleriaborghese.it/

Architecture Websites

Amiens Cathedral: http://www.mcah.columbia.edu/Mcahweb/index-frame.html

Buddhist Architecture: http://www.indiasite.com/architecture/buddhist.html

Great Buildings: www.greatbuildings.com

Islamic
Architecture:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_architecture

Sculpture and Installation

Kiki Smith: http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail.asp?id=206

Pepón Osorio: http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/osorio/

Museum Timelines

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/splash.htm?HomePageLink=toah_l

American Art Timeline: http://www.phillipscollection.org/research/american_art/index.htm

General Resources

The Artchive: http://artchive.com/ftp_site.htm

Art Cyclopedia: www.artcyclopedia.com

Web Gallery of Art: http://www.wga.hu/

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