Meet Me on the Moon at the Hudson River Museum

HRM Museum Studies Partnership for Learning with Museum School 25

On view through October 29, 2019

Museum-school partnerships are instrumental in strengthening community engagement with cultural institutions and supporting the social and emotional growth of children. They also help students make connections between what they see in museums and what they learn in their classrooms. Students become museum ambassadors, sharing what they have learned with their families and communities. Over the years, Museum School 25 has had a fruitful partnership with the Hudson River Museum, with each year better than the last.

This year, Museum School 25 students learned about art and science through classroom lessons, hands-on workshops, gallery visits, and planetarium programs at the Hudson River Museum. Each grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade, followed a specific curriculum inspired by the Museum’s resources and chosen by teachers to strengthen students’ observation and critical-thinking skills and to foster creativity.

The curricula delved into topics relating to nature, landscapes, the solar system, and constellations. Then, all the students worked with the Spring 2019 Teaching Artist-in-Residence, painter, and educator Seongmin Ahn, to deepen and build on the experience of their tours of the HRM’s exhibition, The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art. Ahn co-led ten art workshops at the school with the partnership educator, Kimberly Ferguson, and many of the works here are the result.

Meet Me on the Moon at the Hudson River Museum is a selection of artworks from the culminating exhibition that was held at Museum School 25, representing projects by students from the four grade levels in the Partnership, who worked with various media and materials, including watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, cellophane, block printing ink, colored tissue paper, and light sensitive fabric. We are thrilled to collaborate with Museum School 25 in this ongoing partnership. While the Museum is proud of this special relationship that enriches the lives of the school children, we are also grateful for their energy, curiosity, and positivity, which enliven our Museum daily. We invite you to revel in their stellar accomplishments.

Special thanks to Yonkers Public Schools for their support of the Partnership.

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