FIORELLO H. LAGUARDIA HIGH SCHOOL OF MUSIC & ART AND PERFORMING ARTS
Dr. Lisa Mars, Principal
Ms. Heather O'Connell, Assistant Principal, Art

Summer 2018 Art History Assignment for all LaGuardia Senior Art Majors. Due on the first day of school!

This assignment will count as 10% of your grade for first marking period, and may also count as quiz #1. *If you are going to be away from New York for the entire summer, then your deadline may be extended if documentation is provided.

FORMAT, GRADING, AND CHECKLIST FOR REPORT:
- Cover page with receipts from each museum, and the four required photographs of you in each space. Be sure to include the museum names, date, your name, period/teacher (40 pts.)
- Completed worksheet (no need to re-type, just print this page and write your answers.) (60 pts.)

Name ________________________________________________ O.P. _________

Print these sheets after reading the instructions. Take it with you to the museums. Photograph yourself at each museum and at an Art in the Parks installation. Include the photos on the cover of the report. Save all museum receipts and attach them to the cover sheet

MoMA Museum of Modern Art
Date of your visit: ______________     Admission is free every Friday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. moma.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date of your visit: ______________   “Pay What You Wish,” or free with LaGuardia student ID.  metmuseum.org

Whitney Museum of American Art
Date of your visit: ______________   (Be sure to visit the outdoor spaces too!) “Pay What You Wish” at the museum on Friday evenings, 7-9:30 p.m. The last tickets are issued at 9:00pm. whitney.org

Art in the Parks
Date _____________and location _____________________of your visit.  Free.
Visit any installation, in the borough of your choice.  nycgovparks.org/art

1. Museum of Modern Art -Find Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and really look at it. Wander around this painting section; enjoy seeing familiar paintings as well as works you’ve never seen.
-Photograph yourself in front of a work of your choice. Include it on the cover of this report.
-Wander through the permanent collections in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Find any two works that you find inspiring (sculpture, painting, design, architectural models, etc.) and that you would like to know more about. Identify each with full identification (artist, title, date, medium) as indicated.
Artist:
Title:
Date:
Medium:
Size (approximate):
List a few reasons that you find this work inspiring, and what would you like to know about this piece:
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Artist:
Title:
Date:
Medium:
Size (approximate):
List a few reasons that you find this work inspiring, and what would you like to know about this piece:
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2. Metropolitan Museum
-Find a work that you would like to know more about on view in the Arts of Africa, Oceania.
-Take a photo of yourself in front of a work of your choice. Include it on the cover sheet.
-List a few questions and personal observations that come to your mind as you view this work:
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-View the Gallery for the Art of Native North America. Describe the distinctive characteristics of Northeast Coast Art in this gallery.
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-Wander through the whole museum. Find two more works in different sections of the museum that draw your attention or otherwise interest you. Fully identify the two works that you’ve chosen below.
Artist:
Title:
Date:
Medium:
Size (approximate):
List a few reasons that you find this work inspiring, and what would you like to know about this piece:
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Artist:
Title:
Date:
Medium:
Size (approximate):
List a few reasons that you find this work inspiring, and what would you like to know about this piece:
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3. Whitney Museum.
Look around the whole museum. Enjoy! Get ideas for your own artwork. Photograph yourself in front of any work you choose. Include it on the cover sheet. Be sure to go outside to the museum terraces.

4. Art in the Parks.
Visit any installation in the borough of your choice. Find Art in the Parks locations: www.nycgovparks.org/art Take a photo of yourself, include it on the cover of this report, and label it with the location and artist’s name. Write a line or two about what you saw: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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If you have decided to take AP Art History, please write a few lines about your expectations for the course, and your person goals for AP Art History. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________