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Maybe he liked warm weather and Cuban cuisine

I teach my younger class (Pre-K) a little bit of Art History. Mainly, I want them to be exposed to good art and comfortable with terms like “Early Renaissance” or “Impressionism,” and love art for life. I don’t expect them to recite which dates a particular master lived or his five most famous works. (Deep down, though, I like to imagine that I will get these children will give their parents the satisfaction my friend did when, as a grade-schooler, she saw a sculpture of a reclining figure and said, “Hey, that looks like a Henry Moore.” It was. Her mom was thrilled.)
On our second day of reviewing Botticelli, one bright young student piped up, “And he lived in Florida.” (She was really close; Florence was Botticelli’s home.)


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