The Morgan Library & Museum 40.7492° N -73.9814° W

Description

Please note that all of our programs are currently virtual. Upon booking, we will provide a secure Zoom link for you and your students to join our live, interactive virtual program.

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.


Lunch Notes

Please note all of our programs are currently virtual.

Bathroom Notes

Please note all of our programs are currently virtual.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact the Education Coordinator directly to cancel your program. Programs cancelled with less than 48 hours notice may be subject to a cancellation fee.

Info

225 MADISON AVE
New York, NY 10016

+1 212-685-0008

schools@themorgan.org

Sun
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon
Closed
Tues
Closed
Wed
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Subjects
Art, Visual Arts, Literature, History, Ancient History, Myths & Legends, Writing, 20th Century, Modern History, Medieval History, Arts, Social Studies, Design Thinking
Activities
Virtual Field Trip, Field Trip, School Based Program, School Partnership
Grades
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, K 2
Cost
Free For City Schools, Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Esl

Learning Experiences

Virtual Field Trip

Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration

Students will examine selections of the incredible medieval and Renaissance manuscript collection of the Morgan, relate the works to world history, and deepen their understanding of cultural interactions between diverse peoples across time and place.

Subjects Covered

medieval history, arts, art

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Reading a Building: J. Pierpont Morgan and His Library

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.

Subjects Covered

20th century, modern history, art, visual arts, literature

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Before the Book: Myths from Mesopotamia and Greece

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.

Subjects Covered

history, ancient history, myths & legends, writing

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities

Virtual field trip available July 5 through September 26, 2021

This exhibition, produced in collaboration with the artist, examines the process of Shahzia Sikander, a Pakistani American who creates new works in the Indo-Persian painting tradition. Her artworks generate open-ended stories of identity, gender, race, and history for students to explore.

Subjects Covered

art, visual arts

Grades
3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200

Students will expand their understanding of Mary Shelley's classic novel by examining Frankenstein’s historical, scientific, literary, feminist, and performative aspects. The Morgan’s first teacher online curriculum provides resources in essays, discussion prompts, and activity suggestions. In addition, there are supplementary reference materials such as high-quality images, a family tree, a bibliography, a vocabulary list, and timelines.

Subjects Covered

literature

Grades
6-8, 9-12
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

virtual field trip

Duration
45 min.
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