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Seasonal Programs

 

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Available October 1–November 2, 2012

This interactive videoconference will introduce students to Day of the Dead and explain how it is celebrated in Mexico. Elementary students will create movable paper esqueletos (skeletons) during the conference. Middle and high school students will make calaveras.

"Calavera" in Spanish means "skull." It also refers to humorous, imaginary, poetic obituaries printed in newspapers that are used to poke fun at people who are still living (such as politicians or other public figures). Students will create their poems ahead of time, and have the opportunity to illustrate them during the video conference.

Available for elementary, middle, and high school
Recommended program time: 45–60 minutes
Program Fee: $135

Instructions, a list of necessary materials, and a list of vocabulary words will be sent to the teacher once registration is completed.

Register for El Día de los Muertos

 

Scary Art
Don’t forget about our Scary Art program, which is available all year!

Available for grades 7–12
Recommended program time: 45–60 minutes
Program Fee: $135

Fun for Halloween or anytime—a distance learning program featuring goblins, witches, and dastardly doings! Explore otherwordly paintings and prints by Francisco Goya, Salvator Rosa, and Albert Pinkham Ryder for an art journey to the other side. Students discuss superstition in the 1600s, including the Salem witch trials.

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Season of Light

Season of Light explores origins and rituals connected with Christmas, Hanukkah and Diwali, a festival of light celebrated among Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. These celebrations and commemorations fall late in the year and often make use of light. In the program, students view and discuss illuminated manuscripts, Indian sculptures, and other votive objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as menorahs from the collection of Temple Tiffereth Israel.

This special winter holiday program is being offered November 5, 2012–January 4, 2013.

Available for grades 6–12
Recommended program time: 45–60 minutes
Program Fee: $135

Register for Season of Light