From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler



Dear Students,

By now, all of you have read my story "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler."  As Claudia and Jamie discovered, I have a unique way of organizing my files.  Unfortunately, I have gone and mixed up my files all over again!  I have donated several pieces of art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have no information on any of the art.  Opening night is tomorrow night and I need your help!

The docents who give the tours of the museum need a detailed script on each piece of art.  Using the pictures and the websites provided, please compile the following information:  (1) the artist; (2) estimated date of creation; (3) techniques and materials used by artist to create the piece; (4) history and genre of the piece; (5) any symbolism or meaning behind the piece; (6) where in the museum would this particular piece be placed; and (7) any information that a guest may find interesting.

Once you have compiled the information, write a script that the docents can use while giving tours to the guests on opening night.   Please present your script to your class in the same manner you imagine a docent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art would deliver it to visitors.

Please help me with my mixed up files one more time!


Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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