Kids drawing in front of painting at the Hermitage
This lesson explores art as a vital component in the expression of individual, cultural, and human creativity. Students review and evaluate the reasons why people express themselves through art. They scrutinize the difficulty of pinpointing what exactly is important about the role of art (or the arts) in our lives. The lesson also explores the monetary value of art and evaluates it in relation to art’s value as part of cultural heritage.
This lesson plan is available as part of The Greatest Theft in History Educational Program. We’ll regularly be adding more teaching aids, interviews, photos, archival footage and other valuable information.