American Collection 

Man with Flowers by Jacob Lawrence

Students will explore Jacob Lawrence’s artistic depictions of daily life and the histories and experiences of African Americans which inspired his art.

Social Studies, English Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grade K-12


Chinese Collection

Gong (Ritual Vessel) from the Shang dynasty

Students will identify similarities and differences between two Chinese bronze artifacts and their roles in ancient Chinese rituals. 

Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, Visual Arts
Grades: K-12


Contemporary Collection

Naomi Looking Forward #2 by Mickalene Thomas

Students will use the elements of art to learn about figurative painting, while exploring themes such as stereotypes, identity, race and beauty.  

Social Studies, English Language Arts, Visual Arts
Grades 6-12


European Collection

Gardens of the Villa Moreno by Claude Monet

Students will practice visual analysis to learn about Impressionist landscapes and explore how innovation transformed the way artists viewed and painted the world around them.

Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, Visual Arts
Grades K-12


Photography Collection

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Hesler

Students will learn about the historical importance of Alexander Hesler’s photograph of Abraham Lincoln which provides clues to his personality and character.

Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, Visual Arts
Grades K-12


The Norton Museum of Art COVID-19 Policies


The health and safety of our guests is a top priority for the Norton Museum. Beginning October 1, 2021, guests (ages 12+) visiting the Norton Museum of Art will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 professionally administered PCR test taken within 72 hours; or a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test conducted within 24 hours; OR voluntarily show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (together with a valid photo ID for ages 18+). 
"At-home” COVID-19 tests are not accepted. Professionally administered tests only.

Masks are required at all times regardless of negative tests or vaccination status,
except when visiting the Museum Garden or while actively eating or drinking in The Restaurant or Great Hall

This policy is based on guidance and recommendations issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other authoritative or controlling government-issued health standards.

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