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Educator Open House – The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece
March 13, 2018
Tuesday, March 13th
Event is free but RSVP is required
Light refreshments will be served
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Join us for an educator-only fun and inspiring ‘night off’ at Open House–a chance to interact with peers and draw inspiration for your own teaching while viewing the landmark exhibition, The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece at the oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of illustration in America.
The Society encourages local teachers to take advantage of the unique and significant opportunity to incorporate a visit to see the original works in conjunction with the reading of MARCH in classrooms, and units of study around the civil rights or other human rights movements. As a graphic memoir authored by a major historical figure, MARCH offers rich opportunities for standards-aligned classroom instruction. This exhibition will be the very first time the original works are on display, and we hope to welcome many schools to the Society for arts educational programming during the run of the exhibition, February 28th and June 30th, 2018.
Museum staff will give an overview of the MARCH Trilogy exhibition, provide information about school partnership opportunities and how to enrich your museum field trip experiences at the Society, and introduce other current and upcoming exhibitions and events for students, teachers and the general public. The exhibition offers all of us a unique opportunity to learn from, put into context, and connect in a deeply personal way to this essential, award-winning resource.
At 6:30 until 9:30, stay to draw with us at our weekly popular Sketch Night. Chairs and sketch boards will be provided, but come prepared with your favorite art materials. ($20 program fee.)