From Museum docent Carl Becker: On a recent “Weather and Seasons” tour with fourth graders, we stopped in front of The Two Majesties to discuss the painting and the North African desert location. I asked the children how they would feel in the environment depicted in the painting.
“How would you feel if you were standing in this picture?”
I received the usual responses: warm, hot, dry, etc. Then one young man responded, “I would feel afraid.”
“Afraid? Why would you feel afraid?”
“Because I would be standing next to a lion.”
Chelsea Emelie Kelly was the Museum’s Manager of Digital Learning. In addition to working on educational technology initiatives like the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab and this blog, she oversaw and taught teen programs.