This webquest is focused on allowing students the creative opportunity to construct their own art exhibition. It is intended to work with a course or curriculum focused around art history and the visual arts. Although the webquest is meant for outside the classroom, it can be completed over the course of several class sessions.
Other than the explicit instructions throughout the webquest, the entire project is meant to challenge the student's creative abilities. Instructions are meant to guide the student but the decisions for each part of the process should be made by the student.
This art exhibition project was constructed using the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. Each step was fulfilling an anchor standard set by the NYS standards for the arts. The following anchor standards were met from http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/arts/standards/at-a-glance/NYS%20VISUAL%20ARTS%20At-A-Glance%20FINAL%208_2_2017%20High%20Res.pdf:
VA:Cr2.2.HSIII: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
VA:Pr6.1.HSIII: Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to affect the viewer's understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences.
VA:Re8.1.HSIII: Analyze differing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works in order to select and defend a plausible critical analysis.
VA:Cn11.1.HSIII: Assess the effect of an artist or a group of artists on the beliefs, values, and behaviors of a society.
The project was also constructed with standards created by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). It was based on the "A Conceptual Framework for Arts Learning" and the "Visual Arts Model Cornerstone Assessment: Secondary Advanced". These articles and the NCCAS standards can be found at the following links:
The webquest was based on an undergraduate assignment at SUNY Plattsburgh. It is with their museum studies assignment that I was able to construct a simplified version for high school classrooms.