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American Impressionism at the Thyssen

//14/11/21
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is presenting the first exhibition in Spain on the dissemination of Impressionism in the United States.

The exhibition of 77 paintings will allow visitors to contemplate the way in which North American artists discovered Impressionism in the 1880s and 1890s and its development around 1900. It’s the first time most of these paintings have been seen in Spain and they will be accompanied by works by Monet, Manet, Degas and Morisot to help provide a reference point for visitors.

Katherine Bourguignon, the exhibition organiser, emphasises that the North American artists did not copy the French, but that “each artist developed a unique style inspired by Impressionism.” The exhibition is divided into two clear parts. On the one hand, the artists who travelled to Europe to learn from the Impressionists and on the other hand those who worked in the United States using the Impressionist vocabulary to paint American themes.

The exhibition will run until 1 February 2015. You can find more information on the museum web page.

World animal day

//20/09/29
Use the activities and ideas on the World Animal Day website to celebrate World Animal Day (4 October) with your learners. The ideas are for learners of all ages and focus on raising their awareness of the importance of animals in the world, of their needs and of how looking after them well can benefit us all. Which activities will best suit your learners? (Image taken from the worldanimalday.org.uk website)

Animal community lessons

//20/09/29
Use these lesson plans from rootsandshoots.org to do animal community projects focusing on animal shelters with your learners and help them celebrate World Animal Day (4 October). The site (created by the scientist Jane Goodall) promotes empowering young people to build a better future in their communities.  On pages 3 and 4 there are plans for lower primary, primary and secondary learners. How much will they learn about animals in their community and animal shelters? (Image taken from rootsandshoots.org website)
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