Pre-visit slides - North Carolina Museum of Art

“Animals in Art”
Recommended for Grades K-2:
Explore the wonderful world of animals in the
museum’s collections: noble steeds, faithful
hounds, and gentle farm creatures abound!
Discover how images of animals have been used
by artists from ancient to modern times.
North Carolina Common Core and Essential
Standards Correlations:
K.P.2, K.L.1
1.P.1, 1.E.2, 1.L.1, 1.L.2
2.L.1, 2.L.2
Visual Arts:
K.V.1, K.V.2, K.CX.1, K.CR.1
1.V.1, 1.V.2, I.CX.1, I.CR.1
2.V.1, 2.V.2, 2.CX.1, 2.CR.1
English Language Arts:
K.SL.1, K.SL.2, K.SL.3, K.SL.4, K.SL.6
1.SL.1, 1.SL.2, 1.SL.3, 1.SL.4, 1.SL.6
2.SL.1, 2.SL.2, 2.SL.3, 2.SL.4, 2.SL.6
Pre-Visit Key Questions:
• What kinds of animals make good pets?
What kinds of animals would you not
want as a pet? Why?
• What kinds of animals do you like to
draw or paint? What kinds of details do
you include when you draw your
favorite animal?
• What kinds of words (adjectives,
“describing words” would you use to tell
us about your favorite animal?
Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Swan Attacked by a Dog (French, 1745)
Bust of the Goddess
(Egyptian, c. 1390-1352
John Singleton Copley, Sir William Pepperrell (1746-1816) and His Family
(American, 1778)
Philips Wouwerman, Stag Hunt in a River (Dutch, c. 1650-55)
Peter Paul Rubens and workshop, The Bear Hunt (Flemish, 1639-40)
Aphrodite of Cyrene
(Roman, 1st century)
Frans Snyders and workshop, Market Scene on a Quay (Flemish, c. 1635-40)
Post-Visit Key Questions:
• Did you have a favorite work of art that
you saw today? Which one, and why?
• Do you have some new ideas for your
own drawings and paintings of your
favorite animals?
• Do you have some new words or
adjectives to describe different kinds of