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Visual and Performing Arts National Resources

Sites with information on National resources relating to general arts education.

American Alliance for Theatre Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Promotes theatre education, theatre arts and educators who use theatre in the classroom as well as higher education resources.

American Music Conference External link opens in new window or tab.
Building credibility for music and music education, especially at an early age.

Arts Education Partnership External link opens in new window or tab.
A national coalition promoting the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child.

Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) External link opens in new window or tab.
Promotes and advances theatre education; provides resources for scripts, resource links, directing, designing, producing, Shakespeare, dramaturgy, musicals, copyrighting, playwriting and Thespian connections.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts External link opens in new window or tab.
Serving the nation as a leader in arts education.

Lincoln Center External link opens in new window or tab.
A performing arts center representing 12 organizations (including Julliard, Metropolitan Opera, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center) and links to K-12 classrooms across the nation with programming.

National Art Education Association External link opens in new window or tab.
To promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership.

National Association for Music Education (MENC) External link opens in new window or tab.
Advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music.

National Dance Association (NDA) External link opens in new window or tab.
Promotes creative artistic lifestyles through dance education and dance.

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) External link opens in new window or tab.
Advances and promotes dance education providing teacher resources including research, artistic, educational and cultural values of dance and provides strong advocacy online tools and information.

National Gallery of Art (NGA) External link opens in new window or tab.
Collection of paintings, sculpture and works of art on paper from the late middle ages to today and of Europe and the United States; offers online resources for teachers and students plus a loan program.

Smithsonian External link opens in new window or tab.
The Smithsonian encompasses 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. Explore the Smithsonian online resources including their encyclopedian Smithsonian, Exhibits and Events and their Research resources. It includes the American Indian Museum, American Art Museum, the Portrait Gallery and the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.

Smithsonian Art Collection External link opens in new window or tab.
Art collections including textile - fiber, yarn, fabric; fashion illustration, paintings, lithographs, photography, ceramics, book illustration and 150 years of prints of American art.

Smithsonian Cultures and Communities External link opens in new window or tab.
Artifacts from European Americans, Latinos, Arab Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Gypsies, Jews and Christian, both Catholic and Protestant.

Smithsonian Music Collection External link opens in new window or tab.
Music collections, performances and public programs, resources for educators including the Smithsonian Jazz Class.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History External link opens in new window or tab.
Three million artifacts via online collections and database. Includes collections in art, music, textiles, photography, architecture, cultures and communities, and advertising.

Questions: Mary Rice | MRice@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0270 
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