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Symbols in Art: Who's Who?

Publisher:
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access  Search this
Language:
English
Object type:
Lesson Plan
Topic:
Visual Arts  Search this
Music  Search this
Language Arts - Literature  Search this
Arts  Search this
Greek  Search this
Greece  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Hiram Powers  Search this
Typical age range 8-10  Search this
Typical age range 10-12  Search this
Typical age range 12-14  Search this
Typical age range 14-16  Search this
Typical age range 16-18  Search this
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.4d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10b
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.1
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.4
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.5
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.8
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4a
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.4d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.9-10.6
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.1
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.4
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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.4d
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.11-12.6
Data source:
SI Center for Learning and Digital Access
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SCLDA_1228

Hidden symbols in art / Sarah Carr-Gomm

Author:
Carr-Gomm, Sarah  Search this
Bridgeman Art Library  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Painting--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N7740 .C37 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675695

Oral history interview with Herbert Friedmann

Creator::
Friedmann, Herbert, 1900-1987. interviewee  Search this
Extent:
3 audiotapes (reference copies). 5 digital .mp3 files (reference copies).
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Date:
1975
Introduction:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program staff conduct interviews with current and retired Smithsonian staff and others who have made significant contributions to the Institution. There are also interviews conducted by researchers or students on topics related to the history of the Smithsonian or the holdings of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Friedmann was interviewed for the Oral History Program because he made significant scholarly and administrative contributions of the Smithsonian during 28 years of service at the National Museum of Natural History.
Descriptive Entry:
Friedmann was interviewed by Pamela M. Henson on 22 April 1975. The interview includes his reminiscences of his education, research interests, career and colleagues in the Division of Birds, administration of the United States National Museum, and work in the exhibits modernization program.
Historical Note:
Herbert Friedmann (1900-1987), ornithologist, received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1923. He taught biology and ornithology at Brown University and Amherst College for several years. In 1929 he was appointed Curator of the Division of Birds in the United States National Museum, a position held until 1957 when he was appointed Head Curator of the Department of Zoology. Friedmann left the Institution in 1961 to become Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History until his retirement in 1970. Friedmann's research focused on the birds of Africa and South America, parasitic birds, and the symbolic use of birds in art.
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Museum curators -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Audiotapes
Oral history
Transcripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 9506, Oral history interview with Herbert Friedmann
Identifier:
Record Unit 9506
See more items in:
Oral history interview with Herbert Friedmann
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru9506

The Continuum encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art / Hope B. Werness ; line drawings by Joanne H. Benedict and Hope B. Werness ; additional drawings by Tiffany Ramsay-Lozano and Scott Thomas

Title:
Encyclopedia of animal symbolism in art
Author:
Werness, Hope B  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 476 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Folklore
Encyclopedias
Date:
2004
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Animals--Symbolic aspects  Search this
Animals--Mythology  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Ethnozoology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_731928

Dictionary of subjects and symbols in art / James Hall ; introd. by Kenneth Clark

Author:
Hall, James 1917-  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 345 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1974
C1974
Topic:
Art--Themes, motives--Dictionaries  Search this
Symbolism in art--Dictionaries  Search this
Call number:
N7560 .H34 1974bX
N7560.H34 1974bX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48780

Dictionary of subjects and symbols in art / James Hall ; introduction by Kenneth Clark

Author:
Hall, James 1918-2007  Search this
Physical description:
xxxv, 364 p., [8] p. of plates : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Art--Themes, motives  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_902695

Sacred symbols in art, by Elizabeth Goldsmith; with fifty-three illustrations

Author:
Goldsmith, Elizabeth Edwards 1860-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii p., 1 l., 296 p. front., illus. 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N7830 .G62 1912X
N7830.G62 1912X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47927

Symbols in art and religion : the Indian and the comparative perspectives / edited by Karel Werner

Author:
Werner, Karel  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 221 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1990
Topic:
Art, Indic  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
N7301 .S96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_876945

Le manuel des artistes et des amateurs; ou, Dictionnaire historique et mythologique des emblêmes, allégories, énigmes, devises, attributs & symboles; relativement au costûme, aux moeurs, & aux cérémonies ..

Author:
Petity, Jean Raymond de 1724?-1780  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. 17 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Date:
1770
Topic:
Art  Search this
Arts--Handbooks, manuals, etc  Search this
Art--Themes, motives  Search this
Mythology, Classical, in art  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
N33 .P49
N33.P49
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72460

Rosalind Jeffries: Themes of African Art

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jeffries, Rosalind  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Africa
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1978
Scope and Contents:
Rosalind Jeffries talks about themes for exhibitions, traditional African art, symbolism, and roles of symbolism in art and African culture.
Lecture/discussion. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003263: part 1. AV003053: part 2. Dated 19780605.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003053
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art  Search this
African culture  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Rosalind Jeffries: Themes of African Art, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.AV09-023, Item ACMA AV003263
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-av09-023-ref554

Rosalind Jeffries: Themes of African Art

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Jeffries, Rosalind  Search this
Collection Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Extent:
2 video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Video recordings
Video recordings
Place:
Africa
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1978
Scope and Contents:
Rosalind Jeffries talks about themes for exhibitions, traditional African art, symbolism, and roles of symbolism in art and African culture.
Lecture/discussion. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. AV003263: part 1. AV003053: part 2. Dated 19780605.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003053
General:
Title transcribed from physical asset.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Art  Search this
African culture  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Rosalind Jeffries: Themes of African Art, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.09-023, Item ACMA AV003263
See more items in:
Museum Events, Programs, and Projects, 1967-1989
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-09-023-ref554

Mo-Mz

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Printed Material
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
1968-1971
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Symbol Sourcebook Working Papers Folder 086
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Symbol_Sourcebook_Working_Papers_Folder_086

Lecture on symbolism

Creator:
Finkelstein, Louis, 1923-2000  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1966 February 17
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14776
See more items in:
Louis Finkelstein papers, [ca. 1944-2000]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14776

Maske und Metapher. : (Mit 42 Abbildungen, darunter 5 farbigen)

Author:
Puff, Wilhelm  Search this
Physical description:
101 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
(1965)
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Masks  Search this
Call number:
N7740.P8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_108230

Symbolism / Robert Goldwater

Author:
Goldwater, Robert John 1907-1973  Search this
Physical description:
286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
N6465.S9 G62
N7740 .G65 1979
N6465.S9G62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127222

The hidden language of symbols in oriental rugs; with introd. by Félix Martí-Ibáñez

Author:
Raphaelian, Harry M 1882-  Search this
Physical description:
230 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
Topic:
Rugs, Oriental  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
NK2808.R3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_177389

Symbols, signs and their meaning

Author:
Whittick, Arnold 1898-  Search this
Physical description:
408 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
Topic:
Symbolism  Search this
Signs and symbols  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
CB475 .W48 1960X
CB475.W48 1960X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_18735

Iconology : image, text, ideology / W.J.T. Mitchell

Author:
Mitchell, W. J. T (William John Thomas) 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 226 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Art--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N7565.M5 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_306277

Sign, image, symbol

Author:
Kepes, Gyorgy 1906-2001  Search this
Physical description:
281 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966]
Topic:
Art--Technique  Search this
Composition (Art)  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
N7740 .K38
N7740.K38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_33154

Dimensions of the sign in art / by Albert Cook

Author:
Cook, Albert Spaulding  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 262 p. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1989
Topic:
Symbolism in art  Search this
Call number:
N7565.C64 1989X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_365443

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