What Is Conceptual Art?
In the EGG THE ARTS SHOW: WHATS THE BIG IDEA? episode, artists
and art historians explore what conceptual art means to them. In this
lesson, students will explore conceptual art for themselves as they learn
about its place in art history, study exemplary works, learn key concepts,
and create their own definition of the movement. Finally, students create
and exhibit conceptual art pieces.
4-5 class periods
Students will be able to:
- Research movements within modern art and understand how they influence
- Study the life and works of a conceptual artist.
- Define conceptual art.
- Work collaboratively.
- Create a piece of conceptual art.
Visual Arts Standard and Benchmarks
Standard 1: Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes
related to the visual arts
Understands how the communication of ideas relates to the media, techniques,
and processes one uses.
Standard 3: Knows a range of subject matter, symbols, and potential ideas
in the visual arts
Applies various subjects, symbols, and ideas in one's artworks.
This lesson was prepared by Suzanne Furlong.