Sunday, December 21, 2014

Visiting the Art Museum

A few weeks ago,  third grade artists visited the James A Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. What an excellent experience! I highly recommend a family visit. (see links below) 
 Our docents, Mrs. Hurley and Mrs. Comes, introduced students to an up close look at the Michener's permanent and current exhibits. These knowledgeable ladies answered many questions, and through inquiry, led our kids to a deeper appreciation of art.  I was as excited as the kids!!! 

LOOKING closely at the very thick paint application (impasto) in 

Edward W. Redfield's painting,  The Trout Brook. 

Very curious... Over and Above by the artist ,Clarence Carter.

Excited to view the 

Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography exhibit!

Great bunch of artists here! 

Afterwards, we took a very short stroll next door to the Doylestown Library.  
Ms. Kiker, the children's librarian, enthusiastically introduced our kids to the many opportunities available here, read a book, and then sent them on a scavenger hunt to explore the children's section.  We wrapped up with some relaxing reading time before heading back to Saint Jude. 

All in all, a memorable day : )

Parents, seriously, consider taking a family trip to the Michener Art Museum! 

Also, if you'd like to talk to your child about art he/she experienced, here's a link to the Google Art Project/ James A. Michener Museum.   We viewed these artworks prior to our visit and searched for them while there : )

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