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American Art in Delaware

Short excerpt from America's Library article:

American Art in Delaware

You have probably heard of the DuPont Company, which was founded by a family of the same name. But do you know about the museum that one of the family members began?

I. Vocabulary words from this article:

antique

assemble

century

decorative

estate

fortune

heir

inferior

patriotic

textile

Click here for vocabulary matching exercise.

II. Pre-Reading Questions

What types of things do you like to collect?

If you had some valuable artwork, what would do with it?

III. Reading Time

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American Art in Delaware
from America's Library (www.americaslibrary.gov)

When you have finished reading, return to this page and answer the questions below.

IV. Post-Reading Questions

True or False?

1. Henry Francis du Pont's art collection is displayed in a museum in Delaware.

2. Americans were interested in Asian culture in the 18th Century.

3. Mr. du Pont assembled his collection according to size.

4. Which of the following is not an example of decorative art?

a. textiles

b. furniture

c. legendary

d. painting

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16