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Sun Sep 17, 2023, 05:55 PM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is trying something new to introduce kids

to the materials that make art.

A new kids' space at an art museum is actually about science.

Education is part of the mission of most art museums. Programs usually help kids learn things like how to look at a painting, how to draw or the biographies of certain artists.

But the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is trying something new: a 3,500-foot science play space that helps children understand the materials used to make art.

At first glance, science education might not seem like a natural fit for an arts institution. But Heidi Holder, chair of the Met's education department, has overseen the project and begs to differ.

"The Met is a science institution," she said recently. "We have three big parts of ourselves: our scientific research, our conservation and our art."

https://www.npr.org/2023/09/16/1199539266/the-met-museum-81st-street-studio-kids?

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2023, 06:26 PM

1. That looks fabulous & fun! -nt

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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:27 PM

2. Math, geometry, patterns are also part of art.

The "mediums" art classes I took in high school and college were great. I learned so much through exploring various types of printmaking, painting, illustrating, etc. Materials cost a fortune and unless you get introduced by a group who provides the materials you would end up broke and don't learn anything either. Introductions must be provided by trained artists and educators for the best outcome. Then the kids can explore on their own the few new methods they liked the best.

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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:30 PM

3. Bravo for the Met!

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