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.
By Seema Rao
The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art may not seem to have too much lure to someone who can’t read English poetry, let alone Japanese. However, the exhibition can hold quite a draw to the under 5 set. Below is a tour of the exhibition by Maya, a 4-year-old visitor who chose a few of her favorite works.
“My name is Maya. I like to do stuff at school and home like painting. Here are some things here that I like.”
Alicia Garr has been working at the Cleveland Museum of Art for 16 years, although she began her art-exploration here when she was only eight years old. She started working as a curatorial intern and has since moved on to work as Associate Director, Department of Interpretation. Her story is below.
By Hajnal Eppley
Museum Ambassadors/ Lifelong Learning Center Assistant
The Educators Academy (formerly the Teacher Resource Center) recently held a three-part workshop celebrating the museum’s illuminated manuscript exhibition Glory of the Painted Page. Building on the theme of text and image, participants viewed the exhibition and then explore illuminated manuscripts, artist’s books and grap
By Carrie Reese
Marketing and Communications Intern
Seema Rao has spent a decade working in the education department here at the museum. We recently met with her to hear her many stories about experiences at the museum. We have it all here for you, from funny moments to favorite memories.
More than 150 librarians, educators, friends and supporters gathered on Dec. 1, 2010 at the Cleveland Botanical Garden to celebrate a unique educational partnership among the Ingalls Library of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University and the libraries of 18 other educational, medical and cultural institutions in the University Circle area of Cleveland.