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Harding Middle School Crossing Boundaries

From Michael J. Calderone, Principal
Warren G. Harding Middle School

Students in Mr. Tietz’ Art class at Harding Middle were part of the first ever student art display at the Barnes! This is a result of their participation in the Crossing Boundaries Program. Crossing Boundaries integrates art appreciation with social studies, mathematics, and literacy.

Seventh graders learn about African sculpture traditions and observe the influence of African sculpture on the innovations of European modern artists. Eighth graders use the Barnes Foundation’s unique ensemble displays (wall arrangements) to analyze art across geographic regions and create their own ensembles using proportional reasoning.  Students in both grades participate in two in-classroom lessons and visit the Barnes Foundation to explore the art they have already studied in depth.

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