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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Jan 18, 2021 11:03:57 AM

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery are two art collections housed in the same gallery. Despite the building's history and impressive collections, it is often an underutilized gem and worth a visit on a school trip to Washington, D.C.

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Arts & Theater Attractions

The Best History, STEM, and Arts Stops on a Washington, DC School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Nov 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Most teachers think “history” when they consider a class trip to Washington, D.C., and that’s fair considering it's historical and political significance.

 

However, our nation’s capital also is a center for science, the arts, and much more. The monuments, memorials, and museums bring together many disciplines for visitors of all ages to contemplate our nation's story at a deeper level.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, School Trip to D.C., STEM Attractions, Arts & Theater Attractions

Teaching About the Arts From Home

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on May 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Unless you're an avid watcher of Bob Ross, you probably don't think about teaching art from the comfort of your own home, especially when there is already so much content to cover during the day. Creating lesson plans for cross-curricular content is difficult when you have a classroom to manage, let alone having to teach on a whole new platform like Zoom or Google Teams.

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Teacher Resources, Arts & Theater Attractions

Obama Portraits to Tour the Country in 2021

Two of the most famous portraits at the National Portrait Gallery are set to go on tour in 2021.  Read on to find out which five museums are part of the nationwide tour.  

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Topics: Arts & Theater Attractions

Museum of Modern Art Reopens in NYC

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) reopened its doors to the public after being closed since early June for a nearly $450 million renovation.  The expansion is bringing the art to the streets, literally.  

 

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Topics: School Trip to NYC, Arts & Theater Attractions

Poe Museum Commemorates 170th Anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's Death

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Oct 16, 2019 11:15:35 AM

This October marks the 170th anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's death and also the 170th anniversary of the publication of his famous poem "Annabel Lee," published just two weeks after his death.  Richmond, Virginia is home to the Poe Museum where visitors have access to the most comprehensive Poe collection in the world.  But did you also know that the museum is also home to two black cats?  Read on for more information about this uniquely fun museum in the historic city of Richmond.

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Topics: Historic Attractions, Arts & Theater Attractions

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anna Wintour, Jeff Bezos Join Portrait Gallery

Here is an exclusive look at the six newest portraits being added to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. this November!  

 

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Topics: School Trip to D.C., Arts & Theater Attractions, News & Updates

Hamilton the Exhibition Closing Doors Early in Chicago, Abandons Plan for Traveling Exhibit

Disappointing news for all the "Hamilton" musical fans:  Despite "Hamilton" being one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history, the well-reviewed and highly-anticipated "Hamilton the Exhibition" is closing permanently in Chicago. 

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Topics: Arts & Theater Attractions

New Portrait Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

A new portrait has been unveiled this month at the National Portrait Gallery  in  Washington, D.C. and the honoree’s family has arrived to celebrate th e un veiling.  The halls of the  Nati onal Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. are filled with portraits of famo us A me rican men and women - people whose stories are woven into the fabric of our nation, and this new honoree is no exception.
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Topics: Arts & Theater Attractions

SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Museum of American History

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Dec 18, 2017 4:36:18 PM

 

Lovingly referred to as ‘America’s Attic’, the Smithsonian Museum of American History showcases treasured items from our country’s past. From Dorothy’s ruby slippers to Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, this isn’t just ‘stuff’ - it’s the story of our nation.

 

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Topics: Historic Attractions, Arts & Theater Attractions

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