by Robert Anderson


    Introduce self and review manners & expectations
    Review goals of the tour
    Look for and learn about winged wonders in the JMRMA
Gather students on loggia to do pre-your activity that acquaints them with different types of winged figures

(1)   Looking for three different types of winged figures in art
Some in religious art    Some in mythological art
Even found in architecture of the museum

(2) Hold up Cupid.    Anyone know who he is?
    The clue is the arrow.    He is Cupid, the god of love.
    We will see him in several works of art

(3) Hold up putto.    Child with wings but not Cupid.
    Children with wings in art are called putti or cherubs
    We see them in religious and mythological art.
    In religious art the putti are cherubs helping humans worship God.
    In Greek & Roman mythology the putti help the gods.

(4) Hold up the large angel.         Who is this figure?   
This is an angel.    Angels are used in religious art as helpers, musicians & messengers.

(5) Lets review
        The winged boy with an arrow is?
        Little winged children that are not cupids are?
        The large winged creature is called an?

(6) Before we go on our search for winged figures who remembers the museum
    Never touch a work of art
    Stay three (3) feet away from works of art
    Walk at all times. Don't run.
    No yelling.    Be respectful of others in the galleries.

(7) Ready?    Raise your hand if you see a winged figure in a work of art.

Spend 20 minutes touring the galleries before your final stop.

    Lets begin our tour looking for Winged Wonders

Gallery #1 - Triumph of Divine Love
                Cupid riding on the lion - arrow
                God of love - Presence in symbolic
Gallery #3 - Virgin and Child in an Apse
                Angels playing musical instruments
Gallery #4 - The Assumption
                Angels adoring and playing musical instruments
                Transporter to Heaven
               The Madonna and Child with Six Angels            
                Angels adoring and playing instruments
Gallery #6 - The Rest on the Flight to Egypt
                Angels helping
                Story of the Flight to Egypt
Gallery #7 - The Ecstasy of St. Paul
                Supporters on flight to Heaven
        Time Discovering the Love of Mars & Venus
                Cupid (where his arrow went)       
Gallery #8 - The Annunciation
                Angel as a messenger
                Story of the Annunciation
Gallery #11 - St. Matthew with the Angel
                Helper - inspiration for the scriptures
                Gospel of St. Matthew
Gallery #13 - Lot and his Family Departing from Sodom
                Angels as guides
                Story of Lot & Family Fleeing Sodom
Gallery #15 - Madame de Boubon-Conti As Venus                
               Cupid the son of Venus
              Juno Commands Aeolus to Release the Winds
              Putti as decorative elements - helping the gods
             Story about Juno being angry with Trojans & Paris

Tours end

    Gallery #1 - Triumph of Divine Love
    Gallery #6 - Rest on the Flight to Egypt
    Gallery #13 - Lot and His Family Fleeing from Sodom
    Gallery #15 - Dream of Joseph

    We will have activity sheets available for this tour!

Part II - Activity

    To respond to what they have learned about winged figures in art
    To create an original work of art including a winged figure
Materials - Student activity sheet

(1)    We are to look more closely at a work of art with a winged figure
Look quietly and carefully
What type of winged figure is it?
Now you get to think more about this work of art & what it is all about
Get a chance to draw your own winged figure in a work of art.
    10 minutes on each activity - 20 minutes total in last gallery

(2) Pass out first activity sheet, lap boards and pencils
    Work quietly - time to share later

(3)Complete first activity then take sheet of drawing paper & a wing pattern to create own winged figure drawing

(4) Collect supplies - students help.    Share activity sheet results & the art work.

Glossary of Terms

Angel - messenger , a bringer of tidings

Cupid - God of love.    Presence is symbolic.

Putto - Plump, naked young boy - not necessarily winged