Museum Spotlight: 200 Years of Learning and Creativity with American Art

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
A single artwork can contain a multitude of meanings; an art educator can help us unravel and understand them all. For two centuries, education has been central to the Brooklyn Museum. As we count down to our 200th anniversary celebration this fall, ... more
A single artwork can contain a multitude of meanings; an art educator can help us unravel and understand them all. For two centuries, education has been central to the Brooklyn Museum. As we count down to our 200th anniversary celebration this fall, and celebrate the opening of our new Toby Devan Lewis Education Center, we’re revisiting and reaffirming our steadfast commitment to learning. 200 Years of Learning and Creativity with American Art presents sixteen works—from Gilbert Stuart’s 1796 portrait of George Washington to Acoma Pueblo potter Grace Chino’s 1989 vase inspired by ancient Pueblo pots and shards—that illuminate connections between history and contemporary life. Prompts accompanying the works exemplify how Brooklyn Museum educators use art to engage visitors of all ages and walks of life, encouraging dialogue, play, and critical reflection.Visually and thematically rich, these paintings, drawings, vessels, and masks are highlights of our Arts of the Americas and American Art galleries, sections of which are currently closed in anticipation of a major transformation this fall. As we reflect on the history of the Museum’s education department, whose roots date back... more
A single artwork can contain a multitude of meanings; an art educator can help us unravel and understand them all. For two centuries, education has been central to the Brooklyn Museum. As we count down to our 200th anniversary celebration this fall, and celebrate the opening of our new Toby Devan Lewis Education Center, we’re revisiting and reaffirming our steadfast commitment to learning. 

200 Years of Learning and Creativity with American Art presents sixteen works—from Gilbert Stuart’s 1796 portrait of George Washington to Acoma Pueblo potter Grace Chino’s 1989 vase inspired by ancient Pueblo pots and shards—that illuminate connections between history and contemporary life. Prompts accompanying the works exemplify how Brooklyn Museum educators use art to engage visitors of all ages and walks of life, encouraging dialogue, play, and critical reflection.

Visually and thematically rich, these paintings, drawings, vessels, and masks are highlights of our Arts of the Americas and American Art galleries, sections of which are currently closed in anticipation of a major transformation this fall. As we reflect on the history of the Museum’s education department, whose roots date back to 1913, we continue to build on this legacy, supporting learning and creativity for centuries to come.

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Museum Spotlight: 200 Years of Learning and Creativity with American Art

Sun, June 23
11:00AM
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Students with valid I.D. and Seniors: $10
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Wed, June 26
11:00AM
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Thu, June 27
11:00AM
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Fri, June 28
11:00AM
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Sun, June 30
11:00AM
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Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Jun 23, Sun 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Jun 26, Wed 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Jun 27, Thu 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Jun 28, Fri 11:00AM - 6:00PM
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Arts

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