Custom and Culture: Exploring World Communities through Art

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The MOA is excited to announce a new education program for the K-6 community: Custom and Culture: Exploring World Communities through Art.

Custom and Culture: Exploring World Communities through Artis an education program designed to engage elementary students in the world around them via a guided exhibition tour and hands-on art making. Custom and Culture uses the visual arts to help students and educators learn more about their role in local, national, and international communities while introducing them to the various cultures and nationalities of their friends and neighbors. The ultimate aim of Custom and Culture: Exploring World Communities through Art is to use the visual arts to help nurture an informed, visually literate, and culturally sensitive generation of young people.

Custom and Culture is a cross-curricular program that incorporates Utah State Core Curriculum Standards in visual arts, social studies, dance, music, and language arts. Museum and classroom activities will implement writing, dance, and music to enhance visual arts learning while exploring themes of community, cooperation, and personal responsibility. Custom and Culture will be adapted to various exhibitions throughout the Museum, providing teachers with a consistent yet versatile program in which to participate each year.

Each program includes an education packet containing pre- and post-museum visit lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom, an outreach visit to Utah County schools to help prepare students for their Museum experience, and a guided tour of a current exhibition at the Museum followed by an art making activity. Currently, schools throughout Utah are invited to participate in the Custom and Culture program in conjunction with  Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture.

Learn more about Custom and Culture here.

Registration for Custom and Culture: Exploring World Communities through Art has already opened. More information about registration and a registration form can be found by clicking here.

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