Category Archives: museum

Educator’s Open House

World Awareness Children’s Museum
Thursday, October 11 from 4 – 6 pm
Glens Falls, NY
http://www.worldchildrensmuseum.org/

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Educator Appreciation Night

The Hyde Collection
Thursday, October 11 from 4 – 6 pm
Glens Falls, NY
http://www.hydecollection.org/events_and_programs/Education_Appreciation_Night_271.htm

Coming Together: James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome and the Creation of, “Words Set Me Free: the Story of Young Frederick Douglass.”

The New York State Museum
Saturday, February 11 from 1 – 2:30 pm
Huxley Theater, The New York State Museum, Albany, NY

A reading and book signing. Nationally recognized author, Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James Ransome will read from and discuss their newest book, “Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. The Ransomes, who live in the Hudson Valley, have created a very popular series of books that highlight the lives of well-known and some not-so-well-known African-American champions and others. This book highlights the importance of reading in the life of orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Free
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/calendar/

The Journey That Saved Curious George

Norman Rockwell Museum Special Educators Program 
Friday, January 13, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Trace the personal and artistic journey of Curious George creators Margret and H. A. Rey with Louise Borden, author of The Journey That Saved Curious George, documenting the Reys’ 1940 wartime escape from Paris. Tours, classroom materials, and refreshments will be included. Remarks at 4 p.m.  RSVP<mailto:tdaly@nrm.org;%20mgeorgeson@nrm.org>

Free
http://www.nrm.org/

Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margaret and H.A. Rey

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Now through Feb. 5, 2012
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Featuring nearly 80 original drawings and preparatory dummies for Margret and H. A. Rey children’s books and documentation related to their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe, the exhibition will examine the parallels between the obstacles the Reys faced and the drawings that may have saved their lives. The story of their life in Paris and narrow escape is also told through an interactive timeline. Appropriate for adults and children, the exhibition includes a reading room inspired by the beloved monkey’s escapades in Curious George Flies a Kite.

More information, including a link to Exhibit Curriculum Materials for Educators, at: http://www.nrm.org/2011/09/curious-george-saves-the-day-the-art-of-margret-and-h-a-rey/

Curious George Saves the Day Exhibition Preview: an Afternoon for Educators and Librarians

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Friday, November 11 at 4 pm
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Step into the world of Margret and H. A. Rey, creators of the beloved Curious George children’s book series, during this special after-school immersion in the original art and historical materials on view. This educators and librarians’ preview of the new exhibition Curious George Saves The Day: The Art of Margret and H. A. Rey will include tours, treats, gifts, and conversation about creative ways to bring everyone’s favorite monkey into the classroom.

Free for educators and librarians
http://www.nrm.org/2011/11/afternoon-for-educators-and-librarians/

David Macaulay: Built to Last

ArtTalk!
Saturday, September 24 at 5:30 pm
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Join David Macaulay, award winning illustrator and recipient of the Norman Rockwell Museum’s 2011 Artist Laureate Award, for an inside look at the process of creating Built to Last, an acclaimed new book that looks back on three of his most beloved works (Castle, Cathedral and Mosque).

Free with museum admission
http://www.nrm.org/

Educators Symposium: Teaching History Through the Arts

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 10 am to 4 pm
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Educators are invited to join us for a lively day of lectures, tours, and workshops designed to inspire fresh consideration of the interrelationship between history, art, and music in the classroom. Keynote Jerry Pinkney will discuss his passion for sharing the lesser known aspects of our history through art. Music historian/performer Michael Lasser will explore integral links between popular music and American culture, and sessions will offer helpful curriculum connections. PDPs are available. Bring lunch, we’ll provide beverages and snacks.

$35, $25 members
http://www.nrm.org/2011/03/educators-symposium-teaching-history-through-the-arts/

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

The Norman Rockwell Museum
Now through May 30, 2011
The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Experience the art of Jerry Pinkney, a master of the American picturebook whose unforgettable visual narratives reflect deeply felt personal and cultural themes, bearing witness to the African-American experience, the wonders of classic literature, and the wisdom in well-loved folk tales.   Original illustrations for The Lion and The Mouse, The Old African, John Henry, Black Cowboys/Wild Horses, Uncle Remus: The Complete Tales, The Sweethearts of Rhythm, The Little Match Girl and other books, and for such site-specific commissions as the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center in New York City; National Parks Service Carver National Monument in Missouri; and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Ohio, will be on view.

$10 for college students with ID
http://www.nrm.org/