Earning the title of “Venus”

Anne Savage 07/10/2020  “There is in me something that is often stronger than my body, which is often enlivened by it.  In some people the inner spark scarcely exists.  I find it dominant in me.  Without it, I should die, but it will consume me (doubtless I speak of imagination, which masters and leads me.)” ... Continue Reading →

Day at the Museum: Field Trips for Kids and Museum Educators

I’ve asked my kids what they remember about visiting art museums. Mostly it was impressions of the reverence they had to have for the institution. Then there were natural history museums – it the impressive scale of ancient things and as for children’s museums, they remember the fun they were able to have interacting – huge chess sets, wind tunnels, water and manipulative objects.
Wouldn’t it be great to mix it all up?
My thoughts tend to drift toward how museums educators can make everything more inclusive for special needs children. My experience is with bringing art into the classroom and teaching about the masters at the primary education level – the best times were had with children who had special needs. Specifically developmental or cognitive disorders. These are children who are often being taught to assimilate instead of meet the world on their terms – it was thrilling to let them find that expression through art was something they could make their own.

Thank you Lindsey for this great post.

Looking Back, Moving Forward in Museum Education!

Added to Medium, July 27, 2017

Before we know it, it will be time for kids to return to school. The highlight of the majority of the students’ school year is the field trip or two. Both kids and museum educators look forward to these field trips for different reasons. Kids enjoy time away from the classroom to play and to, ultimately, learn. Museum educators look forward to interacting with the students to show them ways to bring the material they learn to life, and to assist teachers in teaching the material the students learn in the classroom. To successfully fulfil our institutions’ missions as well as our schools’ expectations, we learn about what the teachers’ standards are for in the classroom they make sure to follow to help their students fulfil the requirements. By seeing how field trips effect kids and museum educators, we can understand how field trips…

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I’m a published author!!

I'm so happy with the research that came together for this post. The project will eventually yield an exhibition at the Lied Library on UNLV campus. I'll for sure post when it happens. Delayed Star-Rays: Photography and Intimacy in Times of Distance

Cakes

I like to make cakes. Once I find the pictures of all the Cub Scout and Birthday cakes... I'll post them.  

Some photos I’m proud of!

Road Construction by the kids school Buddhist Temple in Escondido San Diego - Balboa Park Berry picking in Washington Mr. Chocolate himself The Getty in LA The train in Oceanside San Juan Capistrano -

2009 school art projects

Art projects with Kindergarten and 3rd grade. It was the year of the canvas... The kindergarten piece was gigantic, I put elmers in some acrylic and used a squirt bottle. It was fun to shoot paint at a canvas! after that, the Kindergarten filled in the spaces. The triptych was fun too. With the use... Continue Reading →

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Looking Back, Moving Forward in Museum Education!

Learn from the past, and preserve the future of education in and out of the museum.

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Art 261: Survey in Art History II

Early Renaissance to Post WWII Modernism

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Art Historian and Curator of the College of Fine Arts, UNLV

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savoring life one bite at a time