During the course of an interactive museum tour an educator will be able to elicit a range of responses, conversation, and new discoveries that engage the broadest spectrum of museum learners. To engage the entire group in the interpretive process, museum educators frequently employ gallery activities to enlist other sensory components and learning styles to more fully experience the art. This handbook provides a compendium of successful gallery activities: -Writing -Debating -Drawing -Movement -Music -Critical observation -Touch and tactility Features include: -Photographs of youth and adults participating in gallery activities -Sidebars with favorite gallery activities contributed by museum educators at many museums across the country -Planning templates.
About the Author
Sharon Vatsky, Director of School and Family Programs at the Solomon. R. Guggenheim Museum oversees programs for youth, families and teachers. She brings her experience as a lifelong arts educator, museum educator and artist to considering the role of multi-modal explorations in responding to works of art. She has conducted workshops for teachers and museum educators at universities and art museums in the US and internationally and taught graduate level courses in Museum Education at the City University of New York and Teachers College, Columbia University as well as undergraduate courses in drawing, painting, design and art history and arts education. Prior to joining the Guggenheim in 2000, she was Curator of Education at the Queens Museum in New York for more than a decade.