Before the Book: Myths from Mesopotamia and Greece

Description

Students will discover how artists represent and interpret myths through imagery. Participants will explore the visual storytelling of Mesopotamian cylinder seals, the oldest works in the Morgan’s collection, and compare them to the Greek myths painted on the ceiling of J. Pierpont Morgan’s historic library.

Offered At

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan Library & Museum's school programs are anchored in teaching philosophies that define education as a way of building children's confidence as self-reliant seekers of knowledge and independent-minded creative thinkers.
In a classroom setting, the K–12 curriculum in the sciences and humanities is rarely studied through direct observation of primary sources, such as Mesopotamian seals and tablets, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, rare printed books, master drawings, and period architecture.

Please note that for in-person field trips, we limit groups to 15 for a more interactive and intimate experience. We can accommodate no more than 4 groups, or 60 students, at one time in our historic library.

Details

Subjects

Ancient History, Myths & Legends, Writing

Capacity

15 students

Duration

90 min.

Activity

Field Trip

Grades

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for Private School

$0.00 per Person for Public School

$0.00 per Group for Title I School