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Exhibitions (3rd floor Education Gallery)

Early Childhood Education Program

Student Exhibition 2014
New Beginnings Charter School Network
Pierre A. Capdau, Gentilly Terrace and Medard H. Nelson Elementary Schools
on view through TBA

The Early Childhood Education Program, a cornerstone of the Ogden Museum’s educational initiatives, was developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute. Using books, objects, and works of art, this program is designed to enhance pre-literacy for students in Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grades and to create opportunities for young students to experience works of art in a museum setting.

The program is implemented by classroom teachers, school administrators, and museum staff twice a year, in the fall and spring. Before visiting the Ogden Museum, students read pre-selected books as a class. Then, during field trips to the Museum, students participate in discussions and activities connecting the books to artwork in the Museum’s collection. Finally, art projects created in the classroom allow students to connect their own life experiences to the books and artworks discussed, increasing engagement in school and building a lifelong appreciation for reading and art.

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Ogden Book Club

Join Ogden Museum docent and former teacher Maureen O'Dwyer for a lively discussion about Southern art, literature and culture. This club will meet approximately every 6 weeks. Members may arrive at 5:30 p.m. Discussion will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The Book Club is FREE and open exclusively to OMSA members.

Upcoming Book Clubs

Tuesday, Sept. 9
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers by Susie Mee

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Be a key member of the Ogden team by serving as a Docent! Docents teach about works of art in the collectionthrough tours and gallery discussions


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