Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!

Art Museum

Art Museum

Date: Feb 06 2004


1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Experiencing art is an important part of life. Seeing drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures can inspire and motivate you. Art can help you think creatively and possibly make you think about things that you’ve never thought about before. In short, art is essential!
There are many different ways to experience art. Museums are one of the most common ways. Most cities have art museums that are open to the public. Big cities usually have several different museums dedicated to different kinds of art.
I recently went to the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon. Read on to learn about some of the amazing art I saw there.


1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

Log in to Listen

2. Study - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

The Portland Art Museum is currently hosting a special exhibition called “Masterpieces from The Rau Collection.” It features about 50 paintings from the collection of Dr. Gustav Rau. The Rau collection is one of the most important private art collections in Europe. Almost unknown until recently, it is now being presented in public in order to raise money for charity.
The priceless collection features contains a broad spectrum of styles and themes, ranging from historic scenes and portraits to landscapes and still-life works.
Among the numerous works, one that stands out is the delicate portrait of the “Woman with Rose” by Auguste Renoir, considered as one of the earliest Impressionist portraits. Another high point of the collection is the “Sea near L’Estaque” (1876) by Paul Cézanne.



Go Super to take Quiz Go Super!


Lesson MP3

Go Super to download full lesson MP3 Go Super!

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >


Sometimes, art can seem boring to me because I don’t know all of the history behind it. However, for the Rau Collection the art museum had a special guided audio tour, which explained things about the artists’ lives and the things that were going on in their countries when they were alive. It made the whole experience fun and educational.
If you have some free time and you’re looking for something fun to do, I definitely recommend a trip to the art museum!
Have a great week!
Your American Friend,



Log in to Comment



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

in short, art is essential ! it was a good sentence when i was reading this topic.

i dedicate my whole life to the art , painting in particular :) ; art makes you think creatively and watch around yourself in a new manner . in other words you re-view the world by your own vision :) 

in my opinion all of art history masterpieces are priceless , because the painter of the artwork had a special view and he/she was a gifted person such as Pablo Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci , Rembrandt , etc. 

i liked this english lesson :)

03:42 PM Sep 28 2013 |

Likes (4):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast