In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives designated the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. This annual celebration showcases and promotes the positive impact of arts education across the nation and its power to transform student learning.
At the New-York Historical Society, arts education is a pillar of our educational mission. The institution offers a variety of educational arts-based programs to both teachers and students across New York City and the greater metropolitan...Read More
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we celebrate centuries past and present civil rights leaders’ dedication to forging racial equality. Although we often associate the Civil Rights Movement with non-violent actions, not all its leaders championed civil disobedience. Some believed that the only way to end violent, institutionalized racial oppression was through armed resistance. Among these groups was the Black Panther Party that fought police brutality against blacks at home, while linking their struggle to...Read More
Happy Halloween! Aside from the dressing up and eating candy until we're sick, Halloween is traditionally a time reserved for honoring the dead. And what better way to do that than by looking at some death masks?
A death mask is a typically plaster or wax cast made of a person's face after they've died. Many times these masks were used in effigy of the deceased, or used for artistic, historical, or scientific purposes. Below are...Read More
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