New York City

Jewish Museum

This museum is devoted primarily to Jewish art and culture, with a collection of 25,000 archaeological artifacts, jewelry, paintings, and other work from ancient times to the present. Exploring artwork on a thematic tour, groups discover how the choices artists make are influenced by connections to history and identity. Groups might learn about medieval bookmaking in a studio-based workshop, the use of body language in portraits, or ritual objects and function in art. Learn the effects cultural tolerance and exchange have had on styles and traditions while considering art that explores World War II, the Holocaust, and the immigrant experience.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128. New York County. Tel: 212-423-3200. Email: info@thejm.org. Website: www.thejewishmuseum.org. Hrs: Fri.-Tues. 11AM-5:45PM, Thurs. 11AM-8PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Visual Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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