Morgan Library & Museum

 
A visit to the Morgan Library & Museum will encourage students of all ages, and in varying classroom settings, to use books as resources and promote critical thinking. In addition to being a historic site, the museum is a major venue for fine art, literature, and music. Upcoming exhibits for the 2017-18 school year include jeweled manuscript bindings, the medieval art of telling time, and the plays of Tennessee Williams. Educational programs at the museum help groups become self-reliant seekers of knowledge and critical thinkers. 
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. New York County 
 
Tel: 212-590-0331. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Vary, see website.
 
SCHOOLS
Exploring with the Morgan, the Morgan’s school programs in the arts and humanities, complements the school curriculum by engaging students in the direct observation of primary sources. The Morgan’s focus on multiculturalism is exhibited in the three core programs below:
 
• Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration - Combining art and history, students will understand how traditional art and early manuscripts relate to exploration and the early Eurasian and African trade routes
 
• Reading a Building: Mr. Morgan and His Library - By exploring Pierpont Morgan’s library, students will create a character portrait of the American financier. 
 
• Mythical Creatures - Students will trace the history of early civilization and writing by observing myths and symbols found on Mesopotamian cylinder seals.
 
Programs are aligned with NYS Learning Standards and Common Core. Field trips are tailored to fit current classroom curriculum. Learn more about educational programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Alicia Ryan, 212-590-0331, schools@themorgan.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: 35.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
 
Cost: Free for Public Schools.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, English Language Arts, and Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Visual art, design, writing, reading, primary sources, culture, history, geography, Mesopotamia, Renaissance, Middle Ages, trade, industrialization.
 
SCOUTS
Scouts can work on Architecture badges at the Morgan. Scout groups will have the opportunity to explore and learn about the architecture of Pierpont Morgan’s library both inside and out, finding details about the life of the American financier along the way. 
 
Contact Info
Contact: Alicia Ryan, 212-590-0331, schools@themorgan.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
 
Group Size: 35.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
 
Cost: Call for details.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies. 
Topics Covered: Architecture, visual art, design, culture, history.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can visit the Morgan to explore a variety of topics pertaining to ancient history, global trade, and Pierpont Morgan’s library. Activities include examining Mesopotamian seals to learn about ancient civilizations through myths and symbols, using primary source material to learn about Eurasian and African early trade routes, and creating a character portrait of Pierpont Morgan through an exploration of his library. Field trips can be tailored to align with your homeschool curriculum. Learn more about educational programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Alicia Ryan, 212-590-0331, schools@themorgan.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
 
Group Size: 35.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
 
Cost: Call for details.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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