Our educational mission includes preparing materials for teachers to make their class visits more fun and informative. You can download PDF files here to print as handouts for your students when they visit the museum and for use in the classroom.
Béatrice Coron, MAD Growth, Cut Tyvek, 2010
The Art of Storytelling: Lies, Enchantment, Humor & Truth
October 6, 2012 – September 1, 2013
From scripture to fairy tale, cartoons to cyberbullying, the raw power of stories to inspire and enchant, spread lies or to inform, simply has no equal. THE ART OF STORYTELLING: Lies, Enchantment, Humor & Truth is the American Visionary Art Museum's brand-new, supremely original exhibition featuring embroidery, diorama, sculpture, film, graffiti, and PostSecret confession—promoting all manner of acute 'visual listening' and delight for the whole family.
The museum's 18th, yearlong, thematic exhibition explores the impact of story via visual narratives created by 30+ visionary artists, including the intuitive creations of Béatrice Coron, Mars Tokyo, Esther Krinitz, Larry Yust, Debbie and Mike Schramer, Chris Roberts-Antieau, P. Nosa, Judy Tallwing, and many more! This must-see exhibition underscores the role all museums and media play as public storytellers, as well as their inescapable influence on what we think, believe, and ultimately understand of stories.
THE ART OF STORYTELLING Education Materials:
- 2012-2013 Workshop Menu
- The Art of Storytelling - Classroom Activites
- Primary School Scavenger Hunt
- Secondary School Scavenger Hunt
PDF files may require Adobe Reader
Additional Education Materials:
For educational materials directly relating to the work of Esther Krinitz and the Holocaust, please visit www.artandremembrance.org.
Click Here to view an archive of educational materials from our past exhibitions.
"BALTIMORE BLUES" Art Car featured in AVAM's JRVC
Building an ArtCar can be a fun project for both individuals and as class projects - your class can even be in the next art car parade! Download this handy guide to get started: