Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Kreeger Museum

Our Great Artist for November will be Edgar Degas. (Wall calendars are a nice way to gather an inexpensive collection of prints from a certain artist, by the way.)

Edgar Degas 2011 Wall Calendar

We are fortunate to live right by Washington DC, which houses the National Gallery of Art. At first I was going to take my students to this art gallery in November because they have a lot of Degas (both bronzes and paintings) but I have decided to wait and go in the Spring so that they can see work from a whole variety of the artists we have studied. November is a very busy month anyway. But I also got a recommendation from a fellow teacher (and artist) that we should check out The Kreeger Museum. Also in the DC area, she says that the Kreeger is much more intimate and manageable for children, that it has wonderful docents and school programs, and that they shut down THE ENTIRE MUSEUM when your school group visits. You gets it all to yourself! That sounds amazing so I wanted to pass along the recommendation to any readers who also live in the MD/DC/VA region.

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