Each spring, high school students from the Museum Ambassadors program facilitate a Family and Community Day for the public. Hailing from all corners of the Cleveland area, these 10th-12th graders create projects summarizing their experiences at the museum during the past school year. Prior to the April 29th Community Day, students met with museum staff, planned an activity for visitors, and marketed the event in their schools and communities. This year more than 800 visitors participated.
Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for another Museum Ambassadors Community Day this Sunday! At the end of each spring semester, our high school Museum Ambassadors present student-led tours, scavenger hunts, and studio activities summarizing their experiences at the Cleveland Museum of Art over the past year. While the public only gets to see the culminating event of the program, a lot of work goes into this one day.
The museum’s Teacher Resource Center is pleased to announce that its first webinar-based professional development session is now available. Explore teaching the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird through images in this arts-integrated Language Arts session. Dale Hilton, Director of Teaching and Learning, tells us about the session in this Q&A.
A visitor discusses why he chose to spend his MLK Day at the museum.
Buildings are everywhere, from strong towering skyscrapers to precarious footbridges. But how do they work, and what keeps them standing? Students in this program will explore the structural properties and geometry of buildings through artwork from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection. They will be asked to get involved in discussion of the structures examined and will even have the exciting chance to engineer their own mini-structure with paper.
Come join us on Wed., February 8 and 15, 2012 from 4:15 pm to 7:00 pm as we examine paintings and other objects from the collections of The Cleveland Museum of Art to develop descriptive, and comparison / contrast paragraphs. Focusing on American art and using art terminology, we’ll be guided through the process of writing about masterworks in order to build these skills with middle and high school students.
The museum will host an innovative dialogue on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 to explore how Cleveland can benefit from China’s emergence as one of the world’s leading economies. A distinguished panel of regional and national business, academic, journalism, and government leaders whose organizations have significant ties with China will offer insights for The Art of Reinvention: China, Ohio, and the New Global Economy.