Education

Permanent Collection Portfolio Guides

Drawing from the museum’s nearly 23,000 paintings, photographs, sculpture, drawings, prints, works on paper, decorative arts, and media works, Permanent Collection Portfolio Guides a​re designed to familiarize educators wit​h the subjects, themes, artworks, and artists in the Addison collection, inspire layered connections with curricula and course topics, and foster probing and enlightening class discussions. Portfolio Guides are comprised of works selected around multidisciplinary themes accompanied by questions and information that suggest some of the multi-faceted discussions they can provoke.

Digital images of works from these Guides can be downloaded for use in classrooms. Click the images within each Portfolio Guide PDF to access digital images in the Addison’s online database.​

In addition to the works selected as examples for each Portfolio Guide, many more works from the collection are available for consideration for your class. Please contact us for assistance and suggestions.


Invisibility in Image and Text Portfolio Guide | Image List

Visualizing Poetry Portfolio Guide | Image List

Visualizing Music Portfolio Guide | Image List

Civil Rights Movement Portfolio Guide | Image List

Houses and Homes Portfolio Guide | Image List

Visualizing Math Portfolio Guide | Image List

Visualizing Science Portfolio Guide | Image List

Race and Otherness Portfolio Guide | Image List

The Immigrant Experience Portfolio Guide | Image List

Civil War Portfolio Guide | Image List

American Identity Portfolio Guide | Image List

The Great Depression Portfolio Guide | Image List

Representing the Land Portfolio Guide | Image List

Images and the Media Portfolio Guide | Image List

Photographic Technologies Portfolio Guide | Image List

Global Interactions Portfolio Guide | Image List