Virtual field trip: Expressing Rights Through Art (Grades 5 - 8)

Program length: 45 minutes

A highly detailed black-and-white drawing incorporates tiny lines, shapes and letters. Some of the letters spell words such as “Depression,” “Bipolar” and “Insomnia”.

Curtis Thomas

School program details

Your class will explore human rights ideas through an artistic lens. You will use a piece of paper and your thoughts and reflections to explore various artistic ways of expressing human rights. Our program interpreters will lead you through artistic journaling and the exciting views of art and human rights at the Museum.

Students will:

  • Learn to identify ways that art is used to express ideas for human rights.
  • Experience exhibits and the inspiring Museum art as if they were at the Museum in person.
  • Interact with a Museum guide and art journal to better understand how they can take action with art.
  • Engage in discussion, critical thinking and reflection on their role in expressing human rights through art.