Quantcast

Nature Within Walls: The Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chinese_inside

Nature Within Walls: The Chinese Garden Court at The Metropolitan Museum of Art—A Resource for Educators

Elizabeth Hammer focuses on the Chinese Garden Court, one of the most pleasant and popular parts of the Museum's Asian art galleries. Its architectural elements, rock formations, plantings, and pond not only provide a peaceful environment but also offer visitors a window through which they can glimpse how nature was traditionally perceived in Chinese culture and how these ideas influenced the arts of this ancient civilization. These educational materials are made possible by The Freeman Foundation.

Download the resource (PDF).

Timeline

Search this chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.

Spring K–12 Educator Programs

Register for an onsite spring K–12 educator program!

See a list of upcoming K–12 educator programs.

School Groups

Bring your students to the Museum! Request a guided (grades 1–12) or self-guided (pre-K–grade 12) school visit.

Wheat Field with Cypresses

Choose one of our suggested itineraries to help you navigate the thousands of works on view at the Met.