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Summer 2011

Met ANE Resource: First Prize at American Association of Museums

Art of the Ancient Near East: A Resource for Educators won first prize for Educational Resources in the 2011 American Association of Museums Publications Design Competition. The guide helps K–12 educators bring that collection into their classrooms, and use art to connect to subject areas like history and social studies, math, science, and language arts. It was a collaborative project among staff from the departments of Education, Digital Media, and Ancient Near Eastern Art. The resource is free to all New York City public schools upon request. It is also available online or may be purchased in the Museum Store.Art of the Ancient Near East: A Resource for Educators was made possible by Rolin Foundation.

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Art of the Ancient Near East A Resource for Educators

Near EastThe Rolin Foundation is delighted to announce the publication of Art of the Ancient Near East. This essential guide for educators focuses on the variety of art produced by the rich and complex cultures that flourished in what today is known as the Middle East between about 8000 B.C. and 650 A.D. Included in this box are a publication providing the cultural, archaeological, and historical contexts for a selection of thirty works of art; curriculum connections, discussion questions, lesson plans, and activities for a range of grade levels; maps, a chronology, bibliographies, web resources, a game, a DVD of images, and a glossary. These educational materials are made possible by Rolin Foundation.


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Past News

names

Rolin Foundation president, Sue Ann Evans, recently spoke at the Names 1st General Assembly Meeting in Alexandria, Egypt. Names (The North African and Middle East Science centers network) aims to popularise science through excellence and innovation in informal education. Ms Evans spoke on foundation-giving, creativity, and education in museum settings.

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Groundswell

We supported the reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s Happening – FLUIDS(1967), on Saturday, 26 April, at Two Rodeo in Beverly Hills, California.

Supporters of MOCA constructed a large structure made of ice blocks, creating a temporary setting for performance and art

 

Groundswell

Arts Advocate Maria Arena Bell and Philanthropist Pierre Norman Rolin Join MOCA Board of Trustees

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Groundswell

We will be supporting the reinvention of Allan Kaprow’s Happening – FLUIDS(1967), on Saturday, 26 April, at Two Rodeo in Beverly Hills, California.

Supporters of MOCA will be constructing a large structure made of ice blocks, creating a temporary setting for performance and art.

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Happening, a term coined by Allan Kaprow in the late 1950s, define an art form in which an action is extracted from the environment, replacing the traditional art object with a performative gesture rooted in the movements of everyday life.

 

Groundswell

Collaboration with Groundswell:New York Academy of Art update

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