Our tour guide began our tour by taking the students to look at the Greek and Egyptian artifacts. The students were fascinated by the account of the stories depicted on the artifacts. We were then brought to see Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais,” where we learned how this masterpiece related to our classroom study of human rights. Throughout the tour, the students pondered great questions and were engaged in deep conversation. We ended the tour by viewing the stunning painting, “Washington Crossing the Delaware.” The students were amazed by the sheer enormity of the painting, and learned of the great sacrifices made by the patriots fighting in the American Revolution. Ultimately, our class had a wonderful experience and MMatM’s tour was seamless from beginning to end.
MM@M speaks to me because I’ve been able to witness first hand how excited kids get about going to a museum, seeing the art, and learning so much along the way.
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I believe that MM@M bridges the gap between students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to be engaged with art and institutions that can feel exclusionary.