Come to understand other perspectives and cultures
The Museum’s permanent collection comprises nearly 30,000 works of art from countries including India, Israel, China, Argentina, and Iran. Students discuss the convergence of cultures and make connections to their own lives through themes such as Cultural Exchange, Art and Identity, Festivals of Light, and The Immigrant Experience.
Jewish Museum educators use inquiry methods to create a forum in which students discuss their interpretations and share their opinions about works of art. Students learn to debate ideas and think critically.
Gallery exercises and studio art projects encourage students to use their imagination, be creative, and hone problem-solving skills.
Build strong content knowledge
By engaging students with art and artifacts spanning thousands of years, Museum visits build on classroom units of study with themes such as Archaeological Dig, Ancient Civilizations, Remembering the Holocaust, and The Immigrant Experience.
Jewish Museum educators consult with classroom teachers to establish connections to classroom curricula, goals, and vocabulary.