"Art gives us an experience like nothing else can, a chance to connect, understand, and explore perceptions, feelings, and innovative thoughts. Museums provide a space for reflection, experimentation, inspiration, creativity, enjoyment and allow for authentic learning experiences and play. Bringing children to the museum reveals children and adults as being equally active in learning, putting them on equal standing as they create a shared understanding."
—Jamee Yung, Education Coordinator,
"Bringing children to museums opens their eyes to different ideas and perspectives that are relevant to their lives. This kind of exposure can help develop higher critical and creative thinking skills, which are integral to future success. At the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, all educational activities and resources are designed to encourage discussion, transforming galleries into laboratories of ideas."
—Rebecca Davidson, Manager of School and Educator Programs,
“As the mother to an almost four-year-old boy and a museum professional, I believe that early exposure to museums fosters curiosity in children. Our first visit to a museum was when my son was only six weeks old, and over the past few years we have visited science centers, natural history museums, traditional history museums, art museums, botanical gardens, and of course children’s museums. His curiosity about the world around him, and the people and things that make up our world is in large part due to these visits exploring museums and their exhibits. I have always believed that early exposure to museums creates lifelong museum visitors and now I have the proof.”
—Kate Whitman, Vice President of Public Programs,
"Museums like the New Britain Museum of American Art strive to make art and programs accessible in hopes of sharing their resources in an enriching and welcoming environment. It is proven that children of all ages regularly exposed to museums are provided with a strong foundation for intellectual growth and development, making museums the perfect place for children to explore, inquire, and see new things."
—Linda Mare, Director of Education,
“It is so important to introduce children to museums because museums open up a world of imagination and exploration. It is even more important to introduce children to museums at a young age because our youth is our future and museums broaden our knowledge of the world."
—Jennifer Peters, Director of Exhibits and Education,
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*The Emergency Art Museum claims no ownership, or copyright to any materials found here, or on-site. The Emergency Art Museum functions solely as a non-commercial, non-profit, educational resource for the community. All artwork represented or reproduced, has been done so for educational purposes only under the fair use act.
-Johnny DePalma, Owner / Curator
-Janelle Graves, Art Historian / Museum Educator