Take a virtual trip to your art museum

(Grades 5–8)

What’s so funny? Analyze Caricature

Online, Tuesdays–Fridays, 19 October–17 December, 10 am and 1 pm (excluding Friday afternoons)

This fall we invite grades 5–8 classes to take part in a synchronous and interactive school program based on the exhibition Humour Me. Caricature is a powerful art form that uses exaggeration and humour to convey social and political meaning. Focusing on critical literacy and media analysis, students will practice decoding historical caricature and contemporary media to identify underlying messages, values, intended audience and their own bias. This program has strong curriculum links to the arts, social studies, history, geography and language. The school program lasts one hour.

Fee: $45/class (*Limestone District School Board is supporting their classes by covering this fee.)

This school program is made possible through the generous support of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation and the student docent training program is supported by the Iva Speers Fund for Art Education.

Honoré Daumier, Les plaisirs de l’école de natation, 1858, lithograph. Gift of Meredith Fleming, 1984. On view in Humour Me.

Grades 9–12

Reflecting on Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds)

Online, Launching November 2021

This fall we invite students in grades 9–12 to reflect on the exhibition Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds) an exhibition that features the work of five contemporary Métis artists. Students consider the themes present in the exhibition including in/visibility, unseen forces and the natural environment. This asynchronous school program is designed to enrich Indigenous arts education with connections to the curriculum.

This school program is made possible through the generous support of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

Installation view of Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds). Photo: Paul Litherland

From home or the classroom

AGNES Learns

AGNES Learns is digital resource for children and families that inspire fun ways to explore, understand and get creative. Each video and accompanying lesson plan features artwork from Agnes’s collection from Jinny Yu to Rembrandt.

Download a quick reference resource page.

Jinny Yu, Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating?, 2015, ink on fabric and sound. Purchase, the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and the Donald Murray Shepherd Bequest Fund, 2016.

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