Delaware Art Museum

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2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE, United States

It might seem that an institution like a museum is carved in stone, but since its founding in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum has actually changed a great deal. Our Centennial Timeline, installed in the Museum’s Orientation Hallway, is a look at how things were and how they have changed, both here at the Museum and in the community that we serve. To put the Museum’s historical achievements in context, the Timeline mirrors notable Museum milestones with important local and world events.

A century ago, the Museum started life with an original purchase of approximately 100 Howard Pyle paintings. That collection has grown to include 12,000 works of art by great American masters such as Winslow Homer, artists of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and well-known American illustrators. The Museum’s name and physical space have also changed considerably. Originally called the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, and then the Delaware Art Center, the Museum officially became the Delaware Art Museum in the early 1970s. And although we spent decades traveling around—with no permanent gallery space—the Museum now encompasses 80,000 square feet of exhibition and administrative space, four studio art classrooms, and a sprawling 9-acre sculpture park—the first of its kind in the region.

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TEACHER WORKSHOPS

Teacher workshops are held to familiarize educators with the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Credit hours are available for these curriculum enriching programs. To participate in a teacher workshop (Delaware teachers), you must register in advance by contacting the Delaware Teacher Center at 302.736.6723 or 800.282.8770. For more information on scheduling a guided tour, click here.

All workshops have a $15 program fee due the day of the workshop, payable to the Delaware Art Museum.

Check back later for information on future teacher workshops.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Delaware Art Museum Education staff offers professional development opportunities for school districts, parent-teacher organizations, or any group interested in learning more about the Museum’s collections and programming. Contact Saralyn Rosenfield, Manager of Public Programs & Interpretation, at 302.351.8504 or srosenfield@delart.org for more information.

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5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE, United States 3.67 mi

Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. We offer programs for Schools for School Field Trips, Family programs as well offer College Student programs. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.

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Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee.
More information can be found in the  Winterthur Research Fellowship Brochure

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College Programs at Winterthur

Winterthur’s museum and library collections allow students to explore the social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Our rich resources and setting also make Winterthur a fabulous place to visit if your focus is architecture, craftsmanship, horticulture, interior design, set design, and even American literature (like Winterthur, Jay Gatsby’s home included period settings).

Select a house tour from our current offerings, or contact our staff to arrange an experience that is customized to meet your curriculum needs. All tickets include a garden tram ride (when available) and access to the garden and galleries (including changing exhibitions).

Option 1: One-hour tour of your choice. $15 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

Option 2: Two-hour tour of your choice. $25 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.

Option 3: Two-hour tour of your choice, and additional custom experiences, such as a look at select library resources or a tour of the conservation labs. $35 per person, available Tuesday-Friday.

 Call 800.448.3883 to make a reservation or 302.888.4645 to discuss custom options. Alternatively, please email stoehr@winterthur.org.

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2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States 24.61 mi

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

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Teacher Programs

Whether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels.

To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum’s Ticket Center at (215) 235-SHOW (7469) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.00 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.

Teacher Workshops

The Museum is dedicated to creative learning for teachers as well as students. Art ignites curiosity, fosters critical-thinking skills, and presents challenging, interdisciplinary, and engaging learning environments. In an effort to support arts integration in all classrooms, the Museum offers a wide variety of teacher resources and professional development experiences for educators of all subject areas. The Museum is an approved Art 48/continuing professional development provider for both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Check each workshop description to see how many credit hours are available. Reservations must be made in advance for all workshops.

VAST – Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching

Each summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Education department offers K–12 teachers of all subject areas the chance to immerse themselves in the Museum’s collections and explore the special nature of art and its use as a classroom resource.

VAST is generously supported by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

In-Service Workshops

We can arrange in-service workshops at the Museum or at your school for you and your colleagues. Request a customized workshop to cover a specific topic that fits your particular needs, or schedule a workshop that demonstrates how ourteaching poster sets can enrich your language arts and math curricula. Schools opting for a teaching poster workshop receive one set for their school.

Cost: At the Museum

$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers

At Your School

Within 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers

Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours

$500 for 3 hours for up to 20 teachers

Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours

$650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at (215) 684-7580, by fax at (215) 236-4063, or by e-mail at educate@philamuseum.org.

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Museum Studies Internship Program

The Museum Studies Internship Program is an unpaid volunteer internship opportunity that exposes interns to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum, promoting an awareness of careers in the field through experiences not available in most academic settings. The Museum selects a diverse group of talented undergraduate and graduate students from a highly competitive, international pool of candidates.

 

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, United States 24.72 mi

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity and environmental research. For 200 years, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of our natural world, sharing these discoveries with the public through extraordinary collections, innovative exhibits, educational programming, and publications.

Museum Pass for Educators

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Educators can visit the Academy for free! 
Download the Educator Museum Pass for free admission (with appropriate ID) to the Academy.

Educator & Student Programs

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A Head Start on Science

Academy educator Tiffany Allen working on A Head Start On Science

A Head Start on Science is a partnership between the Academy, the Please Touch Museum and the School District of Philadelphia that provides 200 area preschool educators with hands-on training in inquiry science for the early childhood classroom. The program receives support from the Barra Foundation and PNC’s Grow Up Great with Science.

A Head Start on Science teachers participate in four workshops the first year, and three the following year. Over the two-year period, Academy educators will make five visits to each teacher’s classroom to model inquiry-based, science activities with students. Teachers also receive themed kits for their classrooms—from books to magnifying glasses to fossils! The year culminates in a special science day at the museum for students and their families.

For more information about this program, contact Tiffany Allen, Program Coordinator, at tallen@ansp.org.

A Head Start on Science Sponsors

The Barra Foundation, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit philanthropic organization that primarily serves the five-county area of Greater Philadelphia. The Foundation’s principal focus is to make one-time and multi-year grants for innovative projects that aid in advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the fields of arts and culture, education, health and human services.

Grow Up Great with Science is PNC’s new initiative to help foster a foundation in science for area preschoolers at a time when many educators have sought increased emphasis on the discipline. A study by the National Research Council recognized that providing young children with research-based mathematics and science learning is likely to pay off with increased achievement, literacy and work skills in these critical areas. The investment made by the PNC Foundation to the Academy is one of 15 grants in seven states and the District of Columbia in celebration of the fifth anniversary of PNC Grow Up Great, the 10-year, $100 million investment in early childhood education.

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George Washington Carver Science Fair

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Every February and March, 800 to 1,000 Philadelphia school children participate in the George Washington Carver Science Fair, which is sponsored jointly by Temple University, the Academy of Natural Sciences, The School District of Philadelphia, and The Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The largest of its kind in the country, the fair provides opportunities for students to gain enriched learning experiences through scientific inquiry and discovery. It is open to all students in grades four through twelve who attend Philadelphia County public, charter, parochial and private schools, as well as to home schooled students residing in the county.

From the very beginning, The Academy of Natural Sciences has been an active partner of the George Washington Carver Science Fair. The fair has been held at the Academy since 1979, but due to growth in participation, grades seven through twelve are now held at Temple University. The Academy continues to house the elementary portion of the competition and its awards ceremony.

For information and dates to the George Washington Carver Science Fair please visit the Fair’s website at http://www.temple.edu/carversciencefair/.

WINS (Women in Natural Sciences)

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“WINS has been a big part of my life. It has provided me with new opportunities both academically and socially. I feel like part of a big family that inspires and encourages me to reach my personal goals.”

—Leronda Barker WINS student, 99-02′

What is WINS?

Women In Natural Sciences (WINS) is a free after-school and summer science enrichment program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its founding in 1982, WINS has introduced hundreds of high school girls to future careers in science and other professions by providing hands-on science workshops, career and college exploration, and positive youth development.

WINS provides young women with the information, encouragement, and confidence they need to shape their futures. The program’s mentoring and support has resulted in 100% of WINS students graduating high school and over 96% attending college.

In addition to a strong emphasis on academics and science, WINS also provides a uniquely nurturing environment, a community of like-minded friends, and experiences not typically found in school.

WINS I

WINS I begins in the summer after 8th grade with eight weeks of environmental exploration in and outside of the city. The summer concludes with an exciting weeklong trip to the Poconos where the girls get a chance to apply the knowledge and skills obtained throughout the summer.

During the school year, weekly workshops and monthly field trips give the girls the opportunity to be directly involved with the scientists, collections, and resources of the Academy. The program culminates in a seashore camping trip. (See WINS I for more information.)

WINS II

Once students have successfully completed WINS I, they have the opportunity to participate in the second phase, WINS II, which helps them to prepare for their academic and professional futures.

Though the program still continues to focus on science, college, career exploration and positive youth development activities provide the girls with a well-rounded experience. Along with a variety of monthly workshops and day-long field trips, the girls will visit Philadelphia-area colleges and take an extended tour of schools outside the area. (See WINS II for more information.)

How do you apply?

If you, or someone you know, is a promising eighth grade girl with a B average or better, and who plans to attend a Philadelphia public or charter high school, see How to Apply for more information. The nomination period is from January 1 to February 15.

Acknowledgements

Original funding for Women In Natural Sciences was provided by the Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund. Funding for 2012-13 has come from:

  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Citizens Bank
  • Charles E. Ellis Grant and Scholarship Fund
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • The Grace S. and W. Linton Nelson Foundation
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raj L. Gupta and the UJALA Foundation
  • Hamilton Family Foundation
  • Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation
  • The Lenfest Foundation
  • Merck & Co.
  • Mr. and Mrs. A. Morris Williams Jr.

If you would like to learn how you can support WINS, please contact Linda V. Ellsworth, Director of Foundation Relations, at 215-299-1045 or ellsworth@ansp.org.

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1113-31 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States 25.05 mi

In the city where freedom rings, you’re free to rock at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia! Located in the historic Reading terminal train station, this popular downtown nightspot is just blocks away from the birthplace of America: Independence Hall. Take in the sights, shop nearby at the largest urban enclosed mall, then celebrate your independence and this great nation where rock ‘n’ roll was born – at the Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia.

 

Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia

Teachers & Educators

Look no further then Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia to hold your Next event. HRC Philadelphia the Spot to hold your next Educator Event. Whether it is a Educators get together, team building or a seminar,  our living museum of Rock ‘n’ Roll memorabilia makes a fantastic backdrop for any special event that you have in mind. Located at the Terminal station, in Philadelphia, come join us for Breakfast, lunch or dinner on your way through the city of Philadelphia. We offer four options of group menus with inclusive pricing for any group over 15 people and are able to accommodate up to a 1200. Contact Dawn N. Bundick or Jackie Antonucci in Group Sales at 215.238.0639 to make your reservation and let us help you plan your next Educator Event!

HARD ROCK CAFE PHILADELPHIA ROOMS & CAPACITIES

Sit-down (Pic):

Entire cafe: 280

The Philadelphia Room:

Entire Cafe: 110 PPL 

Reception (Limited Seating) (Pic): 

Entire Cafe: 660 PPL

The Philadelphia Room: 220 PPL

Hard Rock - Rock Shop

Make your Hard Rock Experience more Awesome by visiting the ROCK SHOP and get your exclusive Hard Rock Memorabilia and get something that will make your trip a memory that will always last!

Click on the Menu below for Full Group Menu Available

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18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton Township, NJ, United States 55.35 mi

Grounds For Sculpture exhibits works by well-known and emerging contemporary sculptors in the museum buildings and landscaped sculpture park. Centrally located in Hamilton, New Jersey, and mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, it is easily accessible via major highways and public rail systems. Open year-round, special exhibitions, programs, and events are scheduled for your education and enjoyment.

A visit to Grounds for Sculpture New Jersey is one of the best year round things to do in New Jersey. Utilizing both outdoor gardens and two indoor settings, Grounds for Sculpture can be appreciated even during inclement weather. The manicured landscaping of the Grounds for Sculpture combine with the variety of the pieces found here to give visitors a truly unique experience. Perhaps more than any other New Jersey attraction, natural beauty and human creativity come together here.

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Enhance your teaching practice by participating in a professional development workshop at Grounds For Sculpture!

Professional development sessions at Grounds For Sculpture include:

  • A hands-on art workshop,
  • Information on how to connect to Core Content Standards,
  • Pre-and post-visit suggestions for the classroom,
  • Collaborative brainstorming exercises and a professional development certificate for each participant.

Past topics have included Patternmaking in 2D and 3D, Kinetic Sound Sculpture, and Watercolor Texture Casting.  Special topics can be designed for your group through discussion with the Education Department.

As a registered professional development provider, professional development certificates can be provided for all adult workshops upon request.

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Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD, United States 63.86 mi

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The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art—including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Throughout the Museum, visitors will find an outstanding selection of European and American fine and decorative arts, 15th- through 19th-century prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city. Visit today! Admission to the collection is FREE for everyone, every day!

Educator Programs Available

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Teacher Workshops

Teacher workshops focus on works of art in the BMA’s collection or in special exhibitions. Most teacher workshops include close examination of art in the galleries, mini-lectures, hands-on activities, and creative ideas for integrating art in the classroom. Teachers receive images and extensive background information. Workshops are typically held once a year on a Saturday and last about four hours.

To receive an announcement about the next teacher workshop, please send your email address and mailing address to Elizabeth Benskin at ebenskin@artbma.org.

Exploring Contemporary Art
A BMA Workshop for Teachers

Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m–12:30 p.m.

Join the BMA for a unique teacher workshop celebrating the recently renovated Contemporary Wing. View works by artists from the 20th century through the present and find new ways to connect ideas, media, and form in modern and contemporary art to your teaching. Participate in activities that support the Maryland State Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills.

About the Day

  • Enjoy a light breakfast
  • Receive a Contemporary Wing Teacher Packet
  • Learn about the BMA Contemporary Wing in a private tour with Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman
  • Investigate contemporary artworks through engaging gallery activities
  • Create an original work of art inspired by the art in the
    Contemporary Wing
  • Explore ways to connect art to your classroom curriculum
  • Receive 10% off in The BMA Shop

Space is limited for this special eventRegister Today!

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4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States 97.96 mi

Imagination Stage in Bethesda, Maryland is a children’s theater company offering year-round productions of modern and classic plays. The organization also offers classes in drama, acting, dance musical theatre, and filmmaking for children of all ages. Summer theatre camps give campers the opportunity to take part in a full production of a musical or play.

Imagination Stage is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the Mid-Atlantic region. We offer a year-round season of professional shows (adult actors performing for families and classes), after-school programs and summer camps for ages 1-18, and arts-integration professional development training for teachers, students, schools, and families. All of our programs are informed by our core belief in making the arts inclusive and accessible to all children, regardless of their physical, cognitive, or financial status.

‘Rapunzel’ at Imagination Stage

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Student Performances

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During the academic year, students in our Conservatories and Ensembles perform in the intimate 150-seat Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre at Imagination Stage. These courses require a two semester commitment and require an audition, permission of a mentor or both. More information on our Conservatories & Ensembles HERE (pdf).

Acting Conservatory Graduating Performance

April 25-26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

April 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Musical Theatre Conservatory Graduating Performance

May 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

May 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

An Original Work devised by the members of the Speak Out On Stage Ensemble

May 30-31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

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100 15th St SW, Washington, DC, United States 99.23 mi

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by generous donors.

In addition to its leadership training programs, the Museum sponsors on-site and traveling exhibitions, educational outreach, Web site, campus outreach and Holocaust commemorations, including the nation’s annual observance in the U.S. Capitol.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum For Teachers and Educators

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum promotes the responsible teaching of the Holocaust through a variety of programs to help the nation’s educators increase their knowledge of Holocaust history and implement sound teaching strategies. The annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Conference for Teachers attracts up to 200 middle and secondary teachers from around the United States each year. In addition, the Education Division offers workshops and conferences in Washington, D.C. and in local communities throughout the country, as well as an on-line workshop. Skilled secondary school teachers can participate in the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program and join a national corps of educators who serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations. The Regional Education Corps (REC), a group of master teachers drawn from the Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, assists the Museum in implementing educational programming on a national level.

The Museum also supports a study tour to Germany, Poland, and Israel for secondary school educators. The Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teacher Program is co-sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, the Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, and the Jewish Labor Committee.

ONLINE WORKSHOP

This online workshop includes video segments from a workshop presented in Baltimore, Maryland. The guidelines and methodological suggestions in these video segments are at the core of every teacher workshop and conference presented by the Museum. They are offered here for teachers who are unable to attend a professional development program presented by the Museum in Washington, DC. In addition to video of the actual workshop session, segments include historical and artifact photographs, text, and links to related sites within the Museum’s Web site.

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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. To reach those individuals and communities that might not otherwise have access to this education, the Museum has developed a number of programs for youth in the local Washington, DC, region and throughout the country.

LOCAL AND NATIONAL YOUTH OUTREACH PROGRAMS

MUSEUM CONTACT

For more information, please contact:

Jesse Nickelson, EdD

Director, Youth and Community Initiatives

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW

Washington, DC 20024-2126

(T) 202.314.1768

(F) 202.314.7888

E-mail: jnickelson@ushmm.org

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2700 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States 99.76 mi

The Kennedy Center Education Department commissions, produces, presents, and tours performances for students, teachers, adults, and families; offers professional development opportunities in the arts for teachers and artists; creates and implements model programs for use by other performing arts centers and schools; develops and encourages community and national outreach programs; fosters careers of young artists and arts managers; and provides arts education resources via satellite, the Internet, in print, and in person. Performances for school groups provide opportunities to learn, to explore, and to embrace the arts.

 

 

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Ballet Class Series

Ballet Class Series

The Kennedy Center Ballet Class Series offers advanced high school ballet students the unique opportunity to participate in master classes with teachers from the national and internationally renowned ballet companies performing at the Kennedy Center.

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Under the direction of Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead is an international two-week jazz residency performance and composition project discovering and presenting the next generation of jazz greats.

Conservatory Project

Conservatory Project

The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation’s exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.

The DeVos Institute

The DeVos Institute

As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management.

Domingo - Cafritz Young Artist Program

Domingo – Cafritz Young Artist Program

This resident-training program offers artists on the verge of international careers a course of intensive training, study, career guidance, and performance opportunities in Washington, DC and beyond.

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell

This three-week summer residency offers intermediate to advanced-level ballet dancers, ages 14-18, an opportunity to study exclusively with one of the most important ballerinas of the 20th century, Suzanne Farrell.

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

A national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.

NSO Youth Fellowship Program

NSO Youth Fellowship Program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Youth Fellowship Program is a full scholarship orchestral training program for talented young musicians in grades 9-12.

National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Young Associates’ Program

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is sponsoring its Young Associates’ Program for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area who are interested in pursuing a musical career.

NSO Young Soloists' Competition

NSO Young Soloists’ Competition

To perform as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra is every music student’s dream, and this is the prize of the NSO Young Soloists’ competition, High School Division, designed to encourage and foster the development of young performing artists in the Washington metropolitan area.

NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute

Every summer, approximately 70 students (ages 15-20) from all over the nation meet in Washington, D.C., to attend the National Trustees’ National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (SMI).

Opera Institute

Opera Institute

This three-week summer training program for talented high school singers and pianists features an intense and focused curriculum geared toward preparing students for college performance programs and beyond.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

This award annually recognizes outstanding emerging young musicians living with disabilities, ages 14 to 25, from around the world and nurtures their pre-professional career experiences.

VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative

Students and young adults living with disabilities who have an interest in the arts, arts education, and arts administration are provided with hands-on experiential professional skill development opportunities.

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