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Re: Why Would Teachers not use Museum Educational Curriculum-long answer-

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GladRabbit001_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 15 2000 - 11:45:07 PDT


Good luck to you. And thank you for your honest response. Although we live
in Memphis, we try to go to New York once a year and see several museums.
Last year I cried all the way throught the Frick because I was so overwhelmed
with the art represented there. IT was so exciting! Unfortunately they are
not very friendly towards children, it seemed to me. We also visited the
Cloisters which was absolutely wonderful. The Merode Altarpiece is there, as
well as the Unicorn Tapestries. It was a wonderful trip ...I felt like I had
stepped back into time and I loved that it was located in a
neighborhood....We ate hotdogs and drank a coke at the nearby park, and
watched kids playing basketball and on the swings, as their parents sat and
chatted. It was extraordinarily beautiful there as we went in October...We
haven't done Soho yet, but maybe our next trip....I would also like to go to
the Guggenheim and the Whitney at some point....we haven 't been this year so
far as grad school is quite a nose to the grind stone kind of education but
perhaps in the spring...after the thesis is done...although my favorite visit
was the week before Thanksgiving..it was cold..we walked across the Brooklyn
Bridge and around in Grenwich (sp?) in the early hours of the morning,
through Washington square...and NYU. It was a very memorable trip for our
family. We even learned to ride the subways that visit....New York is our
favorite city to visit and I always look forward to coming back one more
time. Good luck on your trip to the Cloisters...it really is marvelous!