Educational Resources for Teachers and Families
Lectures and Demonstrations
Check our Calendar for the next Family Day, and our Art Classes and Workshops section for family-friendly studio art classes and workshops.
If you would like suggestions for visiting the Museum with children, including some simple gallery games, you may download a free sheet, "Tips for Family Visits," here.
Programs for Educators
Educational ResourcesPlease contact Laura Howick, Director of Education, if you have questions about these resources or suggestions for additional resources, 978.345.4207 ext. 305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, Click Here to download the thirty-one arts-integrated lesson plans from the CD-ROM.
Resources for On-going Exhibitions
GLOBAL AFRICA: Creativity, Continuity, and Change in African Art
Please find below information about GLOBAL AFRICA: Creativity, Continuity, and Change and pre-visit suggested discussion topics to prepare students for their visit. Research has shown that doing the first and second steps listed below helps students concentrate on learning once they get to the museum.
Your visit will fulfill the general fourth-grade History framework of studying the people of the United States. This exhibition shows examples of how American culture has been, and is, influenced by people from other countries and cultures.
DISCOVER ANCIENT EGYPT
Please contact Laura Howick, 978-345-4207 ext 305, for more information and materials.
Resources for Temporary Exhibitions
TRIIIBE: same difference
Through June 5, 2016
Fueled by a common interest in identity, performance artists Alicia, Kelly, and Sara Casilio (identical triplet sisters) and National Geographic photographer Cary Wolinsky joined forces in 2006 to form TRIIIBE - an artistic collective that often expands to include family, friends, and fellow artists. TRIIIBE's painstakingly staged photographs, performances, and videos play up the sameness of the sisters to provoke cultural
conversations about gender, equality, and difference, while traversing hot-button social and political issues. Behind each TRIIIBE endeavor is a clever, satirical, and egalitarian exchange of ideas and an elaborate cluster of costumes, wigs, props, and make-up.
This resource packet includes suggestions for writing and art activities, explanations of key strategies used by TRIIIBE, questions to provoke discussions about identity, plus copies of labels and images of several artworks.
Download the TRIIIBE Educational Resource PDF
Through January 10, 2016
Land Ho! was a group exhibition that celebrated the timeless lure of the landscape in art. From majestic mountains and
gently rolling hills to bucolic pastures and dewy, green fields, our landscapes are ever-changing terrains with the power to
move, excite, and inspire us. Artists have been spellbound by the beauty and mystery of the landscape for centuries, and
it is a rare and wonderful treat when landscape paintings from generations past hang side by side with works by twenty-first
Download the LAND HO! Educational Resource PDF
Through January 4, 2015
Please find information about the exhibition and pre-visit suggested discussion topics to prepare students for their visit. Research has shown that doing the first and second steps listed below helps students concentrate on learning once they get to the museum.
Your visit will fulfill the general fourth-grade History framework of studying the people of the United States. Both exhibitions are examples of how American culture has been, and is, influenced by people from other countries and cultures.
Download the ONE LANGUAGE IS NEVER ENOUGH Educational Resource PDF