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About Education at the Evansville Museum

 

Education at the Evansville Museum is all about fun, life-long learning for all visitors in a variety of formats. 

The Evansville Museum offers guided tours and outreach programs for the general public and school groups. Please check out our Tours and Outreach page for options. 

The Evansville Museum hosts a variety of activities, including classes, Super Saturdays and Summer Day Camps. Click here to learn more about the activities being offerered. 

Want to add on to your educational experiences beyond a visit to the Museum? Check out the Educational Resources page for ways to keep learning more about a topic. 

Would you like to be part of the fun? Visit the Volunteer page to learn how you can get involved. 

Interested in teaching a class? The Museum is always looking for new class ideas and instructors. If you are interested or would like to know more, send an e-mail to karen@emuseum.org.  

All education questions can be directed to the Ruby C. Strickland Curator of Education, Karen Malone, at karen@emuseum.org or 812-425-2406 ext. 226.

 


Education News

 

New Tour: Through the Eye of the Needle – Fabric of Survival 

 

 

In 1942, 15-year-old Krinitz and her 13-year-old sister left their family and ran away when the Jews of their village were ordered by the Nazis to report to a nearby train station. The sisters evaded the Gestapo for two years by pretending to be part of a Catholic farm family.

In 1977 at the age of 50, Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to tell her story of survival. Trained as a dressmaker but with no formal education in art, she created 36 remarkable fabric pictures with strong, vivid images and fold art realism. She meticulously stitched the narrative of her story beneath each picture.

Docent-led tours of this exhibition are available by special request from September 7 through November 30. To learn more about scheduling tours, click here

 

 

Major Technology Grant Awarded From 
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

 

The Museum is pleased to announce that Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) has awarded a 30,000 

grant for an exciting project. Director of development Susan Washburn, docent president Cindy Warren, and past president Cheryl Marshall prepared the grant proposal. Museum trustee Tom Witten served as a key advisor and notified the Museum of the grant award.

The funded project, which will provide wireless internet for the entire Museum and new network capability for the Museum’s computers, will be called The Toyota Interactive Museum Experience. The grant will make operational an educational video project produced during a year-long partnership between the Evansville Museum, Ivy Tech Community College, the EvansvilleVanderburgh School Corporation, and the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center. Over 7,500 hours in planning, video production and editing have been donated by the schools. Members of the Museum’s Docent Association have volunteered over 300 hours to the project. 

The Toyota Interactive Museum Experience will allow Museum visitors smart phone access to videos in which the Museum’s docents, curators, and visiting artists discuss the work of art or historical artifact that the visitor is viewing in the gallery. The grant will fund the purchase of 15 hand held devices for school students and visitors to borrow during their time at the Museum.

To view a sample Toyota Interactive Museum Experience video, scan this QR code.