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VMFA offers online resources on many topics and at many grade levels. Here is a curated menu of easily accessible selected offerings relating to Spanish, French, Russian, and German World Language Classes.
Sensory Inventories are a very effective way to encourage active observation by students—and offer many opportunities for practicing writing skills and expanding vocabulary. VMFA’s Learn site offers this activity in Spanish, French, and German.
BÚSQUEDA EN LA GALERÍA: EGIPTOMANIA: La locura por todo lo de Egipto empezó mucho antes del descubrimiento del Rey Tut en 1922. Explora las galerías del museo de Bellas Artes de Virginia (VMFA) y conforme descubres las conexiones inesperadas de nuestra cultura con la antigua cultura egipcia contesta las siguientes preguntas.
VIDEO: JAUME PLENSA : The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts commissioned Chloe—a large-scale sculpture composed of polyester resin, marble dust, and a stainless-steel—from world-renowned Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Here, Plensa talks about his process, vision, and how sculptures can transform our outer and inner landscapes.
A GUIDE TO IMPRESSIONISM: Learn about the history and artistic style of the Impressionists in this teacher’s resource. Find out why the Impressionists were considered so shocking and how they influenced art over a hundred years later. Explore the art of Monet, Renoir, Degas, and more!
BARYE SCULPTURES: VMFA’s collection includes an impressive group of small bronze sculptures by the French artist Antoine-Louis Barye (1796–1875), including Napoleon in A Frock Coat and Charles VII, The Victorious.
The VMFA Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library Rare Book Collection includes these five fully digitized Russian storybooks, beautifully illustrated by Boris Zvorykin and Ivan A. Bilibin—and several are retold by Alexander Pushkin.
FABERGÉ AND RUSSIAN DECORATIVE ARTS: This sites features 360⁰ views of the five imperial Easter eggs that Fabergé created for the last two tsars of Russia. The museum’s suite of five galleries displays a selection of Fabergé objects as well as other Russian decorative arts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including a group of “Old Russian” enamel objects made in Moscow.