A simple concept book with a major twist, Art Museum Opposites uses art, photography, objects, and sculpture to teach basic opposites such as Up and Down, Hard and Soft, Day and Night, Rainy and Sunny, Empty and Full and so on.
Each double page spread features a pair of words with opposite meanings, but the illustrations are the works of famous artists. There is also a short paragraph on each page with comments and questions that will help children to really look carefully at the works of art.
The book is a visual feast featuring the work of Charles Wilson Peale, Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer, Vincent Van Gogh, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, and many others.
Art Museum Opposites is a book that is almost as good as a trip to a museum. Children will enjoy the combination of art, sculpture, interesting objects, and photographs. The book is also a wonderful tool to introduce children to visual literacy. Share it one-on-one or with a group. This book is like a breath of fresh air for concept collections, and a wonderful way to introduce different types of art. There is also a page of different ways to use the book with children. For example, after you’ve discovered the opposites, go back and look for the similarities.
This is a beautiful book that children and adults can enjoy looking at over and over. Check the WRL catalog for Art Museum Opposites.