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ARCHIVES : MUSEUMS : 2004

November 2004

Great Adventure—Mashantucket Museum
By Jan Aaron READ ARTICLE

September 2004

The American Museum of Natural History Opens Its Doors to Teachers
by Sybil Maimin MORE

July 2004

British Airways’
Concorde Jet Joins the Intrepid Museum

by Joanna Leefer
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June 2004

Frogs (Ribbit) at AMNH
by Joanna Leefer
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May 2004

Studio Museum in Harlem Reaches Out
by Sybil Maimin
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Museum Education Program
at Bank Street College Enhances Literacy

by Elisabeth Jakab READ MORE

April 2004

Magical fun at AMNH: Exploratorium
by Jan Aaron
Lots of kids are passing through the looking glass these days in a kind of wonderland at the American Museum of Natural History. They also exchange faces with their friends, stop tornadoes, and... READ MORE

February 2004

Studio Museum in Harlem: A "Happening" Art Scene
by Sybil Maimin
Lots of attention is paid these days to the bustle of activity and development in Harlem, especially on 125th Street. Yet, a unique cultural institution, The Studio Museum in Harlem, has been creating excitement on the block for over 35 years. READ MORE

October 2003

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Families
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is celebrating its 30th birthday! For three decades, CMOM has been a center of fun, educational activities, exhibits and programs for families and children of all ages and backgrounds. READ MORE

American Museum of Natural History: New Hall for Ancient Meteorites
by Jan Aaron
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Debra Pasquerette, Education Doyenne of the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles
by Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
Home of Hollywood and the silver screen, Los Angeles would seem a natural place to cultivate children’s interest in theater.
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September 2003

Sunny Summer, Fiery Fall at NY Botanical Garden
For Families: The transition from summer to fall brings new and exciting seasonal flowers to investigate and exciting fall programs from children to participate in.
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Interactive Installation at American Museum of the Moving Image
DARE, a new interactive installation designed specifically for the American Museum of the Moving Image by Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center in Northern Italy, will be on view through October 26, 2003 in the Museum’s Warner Room.

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August 2003

Museum Show Good Enough to Eat: “Chocolate”
by Jan Aaron
The summer’s most delicious show, Chocolate, is at the American Museum of Natural History through September 7. Spanning more than 2,000 years and featuring more than 200 objects, Chocolate covers the legends, history, cultural, ecological and economics of the cocoa bean from pre-Columbian artifacts, ritual objects to modern marketing techniques.
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It’s a Pet’s World, We Just Live in It
by Rob Luchow
“This city is petcentric and a petocracy.” These are just some of Roberta J.M. Olson’s words to describe New York City’s relationship with its animals. As Associate Curator of Drawings and one of the head curators of the new “Petropolis: A Social History of Urban Animal Companions” exhibit at the New York Historical Society, she knows the city and its pets.
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June 2003

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Begins 30th Anniversary Celebration with 4 Interactive Exhibitions
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) presents NYC’s most exciting and enriching schedule of fun, hands-on activities and exhibitions as well as live performances that kids and families can enjoy all summer. Kids can always meet a new friend or see an old one while doing cool things at CMOM this summer.
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Museum on the Water is the Location for Summer Fun
by Krista Kohlhausen
Looking for a place where you and your students can spread your wings and discover first hand what it’s like to travel on the sea, fly in the air, and float in space? Then join us on the Intrepid Sea•Air•Space Museum this summer for an exciting, enriching experience.
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May 2003

Lessons from the Holocaust Launch Museum’s
10th Anniversary

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum begins its 10th anniversary with a special program recognizing people representative of those whose lives have been deeply affected by the Museum, and who use those lessons in their work as they guide others.
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The Studio Museum of Harlem
Public programs are presented in conjunction with exhibitions on view and in tandem with various cultural conversations that address concerns and ideas relevant to art and artists of African descent.
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April 2003

Students Study Drama at Highest Rated Theater Program in NY
Founded by Jeffrey Horowitz in 1979, Theater for a New Audience is a venerable, non-profit classical theatre program. . . .
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Nobel Prize Exhibit Opens
The Museum of American Financial History in Lower Manhattan has a special exhibit entitled “The Nobel Prize: Celebrating 100 Years of Creativity and Innovation” which will run through July 2003. . . .

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March 2003

Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg & Professor Ernestine Schlant Bradley Speak at Leo Baeck Center
by Alexandra Shimo-Barry
The German-born professor writes about anti-Semitism. The Orthodox rabbi downplays its relevance to Jewish identity. They’re very different, but they say they learn from their differences.
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February 2003

Teens To Explore Their Roots in New Summer Program
The Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society today announced the launch of a new summer program for New York area teens seeking to explore their roots and family history.

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January 2003

A World of Chocolate Returns to The Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at NY Botanical Garden
It may be cold outside, but it’s warm in the William and Lynda Steere Discovery Center at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden and in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marking its third year, A World of Chocolate is a two...
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NASA in NYC Seeks Students and Faculty
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is formulating a NYC Research Initiative (NYCRI) Summer 2003. High school and college students and faculty will work along side graduate students and NASA ...
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November 2002

Getting Inside the Exhibit:
‘Art Inside Out’ at Children’s Museum

by Marie Holmes
It’s hardly the first interactive art exhibition in New York City. But for the young target audience of “Art Inside Out,” the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s (CMOM) current...
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Rising Above Jim Crow:
Art Exhibition & Public Television Series

A trove of paintings by a previously unheralded, self-taught artist from Spartanburg, South Carolina, provides the core material of a new traveling exhibition that offers a personal...
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September 2002

Transit Museum Runs Nostalgia Train
by Tom Kertes
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August 2002

American Museum of Natural History Has Unusual Summer Camp
by Lena Khidritsky
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May 2002

Stanford Professor Addresses 300 at Conference on Arts Education in New Jersey
by Tom Kertes
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April 2002

The Everett Childrenís Adventure Garden
Celebrates Spring!
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Museum of Jewish Heritage READ MORE

March 2002

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum Expanding for the Future…of NYC’s Kids
by Carol Enseki
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MoMA’s New Comm. Director READ MORE

February 2002

Museum for African Art: Relevant and Alive
by Tom Kertes
Pop quiz time: How many institutions in the United States deal with the exhibition, appreciation, and interpretation of African art? The logical answer would be, oh, maybe 20? 30 Even 50?
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MUSEUM/MUSIC EVENTS Children’s Museum
of Manhattan
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January 2002

Lentol Supports NY Aquarium
Through the support of Assemblyman Joseph Lentol of School District 14, which encompasses Greenpoint and Williamsburg, the New York Aquarium’s Education Department received a $10,000 local initiative grant for preparing students of marine biology.
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Young Artists View Picasso’s Work
by Marie Holmes
Ninth graders from the Art & Design High School recently visited the CUNY Graduate Center to view the exhibit Picasso from Malaga: Graphic works from the Fundacion Picasso, Ayuntamiento de Malaga, cosponsored by Instituto Cervantes.
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December 2001

Tots Program at Brooklyn Museum
Children under the age of five now have a special place to call their own with Totally Tots, the newest exhibition opening at Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) on Saturday, December 8. Inspired by BCM’s 27,000-object natural science and cultural collection, this 1,700 square foot permanent gallery especially for the early learner provides opportunities for families to learn and play together.
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November 2001

Guggenheim Opens Sackler Center for Arts Education
by Marie Holmes
The Guggenheim has undergone a number of renovations recently, and they go beyond the black paint which now covers the museum’s ramps. Beneath the dramatic lighting and the monumental Baroque altarpiece in the rotunda–a highlight of the recently-opened Brazil: Body and Soul exhibition–the museum has installed the facilities that comprise the Sackler Center for Arts Education.
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October 2001

The New Zoo: An Educational Experience
by Tom Kertes
Today’s zoo is not what your father’s zoo used to be. In fact, over the past 20 years or so, zoos have gradually morphed from a place that simply displayed animals in cages, into an environment aiming to inspire visitors to think about what’s happening in nature.
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September 2001

Family Programs at the New York Aquarium READ MORE

Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People
by Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
While many votaries of Norman Rockwell’s work know that he lived and drew the town and people of his beloved Stockbridge in the Berkshires, few know that he was born in Manhattan and grew up in New Rochelle. On the verdant knoll housing the Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, are the sculptures by his son, Jarvis, who now lives in Rome.
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Family Audio Guide at Whitney Museum READ MORE

August 2001

Everett Children’s Garden & Peterson Institute Collaborate READ MORE  

SOS! Museum Hosts Coast Guard Weekend READ MORE

A Week At The Met: Learning The History of Art With Rika Burnham
by KATARZYNA KOZANECKA
The History of Art with Rika Burnham is not so much a class as a two-week-long field trip to the museum.
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July 2001

Supercomputers at the Natural History Museum
by Sarah Elzas
In natural history museums, dinosaurs are usually displayed as skeletons, not as code scrolling down computer screens.
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June 2001

New Exhibit Encourages Self-Reflection at the Natural History Museum
by Sarah Elzas
The newest exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), The Genomic Revolution, is like a life-sized, colorful, interactive biology textbook. But contrary to some opinions about bio texts, this exhibit is fun, making you think about the complex issues surrounding genomics by asking introspective questions. The exhibit culminates in a hands-on lab where you can actually see your own DNA.
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April 2001

Harbor Science and Arts Charter School Honored
For Environmentalism

Shamu Across America, a nationwide tour celebrating the world’s most famous killer whale, arrived at the Harbor Science and Arts Charter School to award the 135 students with “Whale of a Hero” awards in recognition of their environmental study of Central Park’s Harlem Meer.
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