Reading a Building: Mr. Morgan and His Library

Description

Students will practice visual literacy by learning to “read” architecture as a primary source. Participants will develop a character portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan by looking at his magnificent Gilded Age 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

History, Modern History, Art, Literature

Capacity

15 students, 1 chaperone per 5 students

Duration

90 min.

Activity

Field Trip

Grades

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K

Price Options

$150.00 per Group for Private School

$0.00 per Group for Public School

$0.00 per Group for Title I School