The Cleveland Museum of Art Visits Collinwood

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The Cleveland Museum of Art visited the Collinwood Branch on July 5th.  Students from preschool to school age children were introduced to symbolism in art and then had an opportunity to explore the museum’s collection using the ArtLens application. ArtLens allows anyone to explore works in the permanent collection through their iPad, Apple or Android phone.  Representatives from the museum brought iPads for the students to discover the collection while also looking for symbolism in art. The students were fully engaged and asking questions as they virtually explored the collection. 

The museum plans another visit to the Collinwood Branch on Wednesday, August 5th at 1:30 p.m.  The students will have an opportunity to investigate a work from the museum’s collection.  This interactive lesson prompts students to answer questions about art objects, such as “What is it made of? What does the design reveal about the culture that made it? How do you think it was used?”  This program would be best suited for third graders and up.

You can visit the Cleveland Museum of Art on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00-5:00 and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00-9:00. Closed Mondays. The museum’s collection is FREE of charge to visit. Please visit their website for more information

Natasha Wells

Children's Librarian @ the Collinwood Branch of The Cleveland Public Library.

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