Let’s take a trip back in time to the 1940s! Did you know that was 80 years ago? What is there for us to discover all the way back then? Well. I’m glad you asked!
In the 1940s, Americans came up with the Abstract Art Movement right after World War II. This became one of the most popular trends, and it lasted through to the 1950s. Have you ever heard of New York? New York became one of the most popular states in America during this art movement because many abstract artists were making their art there and showcasing it in fancy galleries to the people who lived in that area.
Earth Day began in the year 1970, making today the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! This serves as a reminder to try to take care of and protect our environment in our daily lives. It represents a movement that has continued decades later. Over the years, different communities across the country have found ways to minimize the damage we do to planet Earth and keep our home and those who live here healthy!
Rotational Symmetry STEAM Project
This rotational symmetry art project is a gorgeous and creative way for kids to explore how mathematical concepts and art work together!
There are so many museums you can visit virtually, this is one of my favorites! Colonial Williamsburg is a living, breathing 18th-century city! Otherwise known as a living history museum. You can be transported back in time to discover untold stories and find out what life was like in 1700's Virginia. On their Facebook page, you can learn how to make 18th century style bread, take a science class with George Wythe, ask George Washington questions through FB Live, discover their archeological dig sites, do a 360 degree tour of the governors palace, and even have live music lessons!! Take a look at all they have to offer by following the button below! Stay safe and keep learning!!
Social distancing is on everyone's mind. Classes have been canceled, schools are out for weeks, and your children might be feeling a little bored. The Albany Museum Kids Blog is here to help with daily resources, lessons, and art activities to keep you and your kiddos inspired!
These links above have a TON of amazing resources… take a virtual tour, download an art history book, and explore high resolution images from museums around the world! Plus, find fun videos to entertain and educate your young artists.