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 venue for fine art, literature, and music. Educational programs at the museum help groups become self-reliant seekers of knowledge and critical thinkers. Field trips are tailored to fit current classroom curriculum. “Exploring with the Morgan”, the Morgan’s school programs in the arts and humanities, complements the school curriculum by engaging students in the observation of primary sources and are aligned with NYS Learning Standards and Common Core. Upcoming special exhibits for the 2018-19 school year include “It’s Alive: Frankenstein at 200”; “Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice”; and works by Tolkien including “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”. The Morgan’s focus on multiculturalism is exhibited in the core programs below.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 225 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016. New York County.
Tel: 212-685-0008.
Hrs: Tues.-Thurs. 10:30AM-5PM, Fri. 10:30AM-9PM, Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. 11AM-6PM.
 
SCHOOL
• “Colors of the World” - 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” - Exploring 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 symbols found on Mesopotamian cylinder seals.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 212-590-0331.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, English Language Arts, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: culture, design, geography, history, industrialization, Mesopotamia, the Middle Ages, primary sources, reading, the Renaissance, trade, visual art, writing.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Max. 35 students per program.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Cost: Free/Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: The Morgan’s School Programs are free for all Title 1 and Public Schools.
Accessibility: The Morgan is accessible to all.
 
 
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. Call for pricing details.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 212-590-0331.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Art, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: architecture, culture, design, history, visual art.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff:
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Cost: Free/Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: The Morgan’s School Programs are free for all Title 1 and Public Schools.
Accessibility: The Morgan is accessible to all.
 
 
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. Call for pricing details.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 212-590-0331.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, Language Arts/English, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: culture, design, geography, history, industrialization, Mesopotamia, Middle Ages, primary sources, reading, the Renaissance, trade, visual art, writing.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th.
Group Size: Max. 35 students per program.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Cost: Free/Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: The Morgan’s School Programs are free for all Title 1 and Public Schools.
Accessibility: The Morgan is accessible to all.

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