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Art History Project

Hats in Art History

Materials Needed
Various Reproductions of Art History Paintings
Construction Paper


Look at a number of art historical paintings and explore the various hats that are depicted.  What functions do these hats serve?  What do you know about the people by the hat they are wearing?  Do you know what time period it is according to the hat?

Explore the various functions of hats and play a game at the Canadian Museum of Civilization located at

You will find simple hat patterns at Michaels Arts & Crafts Kid Project Page located at