Archived Education Programs

Currently the education page features short video documentaries of two museum education programs commissioned by the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania.  These videos show an integration of guided observation, storytelling, and hands-on experiences for learners.   These education programs are delivered primarily to elementary students during a two hour session.   The programs include pre-visit and post visit questions and investigations. Methods and techniques for these experiences can be tailored to any  of content area as effective teaching tools and ways of creating engaged dialogue.
Over the next several months we will be posting an archive of lesson plans and ideas centered around thematic interdisciplinary projects.  These will be available to do download.  We will also post video of archived museum performances.   The process will take some time, so check back with us periodically to see what is available.   We have been creating education programs since 1992. We look forward to sharing these resources and experiences.

Museum Education Programs

Sebastienne Mundheim/White Box Theatre has been creating education programs for the Arthur Ross Gallery since 1995. The following videos show two examples of recent programs:

In Material: Commissioned Arthur Ross Gallery 2012
White Box Theatre created a two-hour in-gallery experience for elementary students and their teachers as well as pre and post gallery lesson plans related to this exhibition on contemporary Fiber Art.
For more on the exhibition please visit http://www.upenn.edu/ARG/

 

An American Odyssey: Commissioned Arthur Ross Gallery 2011
White Box Theatre created a two-hour in-gallery experience for elementary students and their teachers as well as pre and post gallery lesson plans related to this exhibition on Jack Warner’s collection of American Art.
For more on the exhibition please visit http://www.upenn.edu/ARG/

 

Hands On Workshops


Puppetry and Movement at the Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD 2010
In 2010 White Box Theatre toured Sea of Birds to the Baltimore Theatre Project. In conjunction with this tour, Mundheim conducted four residency programs with youth: three at the Creative Alliance, one at the Maryland School for the Deaf. These residencies were conducted over a 6 week period meeting on average for 10 hours each (this number is low because we had an enormous amount of snow and canceled days).

Content from 1997-2010 will be posted over the next several months. Descriptions and lesson plans for all documented programs will also be posted soon.

 

Teaching and Community-Based Art Programs

The Well – Philadelphia, PA (1997)

 

 

Story Chairs at Fleisher Arts Memorial – Philadelphia, PA (1997)

 

 

Gestural Self-Portrait Chairs at Country Days Creative Arts – New Orleans, LA (1997)

 

 

Little Self-Portrait Chairs at Country Days Creative Arts – New Orleans, LA (1995)

 

 

The Ridgway Banquet Table – Philadelphia, PA (1995)

 

 

Exquisite Books – New orleans, LA (1995)

 

 

The Banquet Table – New orleans, LA (1992)