DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the Collection, Documentation, Preservation, Study and Dissemination of the History and Culture of Africans and Americans of African Descent. The DuSable carries out its mission through exhibitions, archives and a diverse array of educational and public programs designed to interpret and illuminate the lives and experiences of people of the African Diaspora for audiences of all ages. The Museum strives to make history come alive through the arts.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM.

School

All of the DuSable Museum’s programs are offered to encourage experiential learning as well as creative and imaginative workshops and performance in the visual and performing arts. Tours and activities encourage your student’s imagination and their creativity as they learn history and culture. What better way to meet state mandates on teaching African American History than through the arts? Book a tour or museum auditorium matinee today.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
African American History, Decorative Arts, American History.

contact info
Phone: 773-947-0600 ext. 290
Email: whamilton@dusablemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the Collection, Documentation, Preservation, Study and Dissemination of the History and Culture of Africans and Americans of African Descent. The DuSable carries out its mission through exhibitions, archives and a diverse array of educational and public programs designed to interpret and illuminate the lives and experiences of people of the African Diaspora for audiences of all ages. The Museum strives to make history come alive through the arts.

contact info

Hrs: Tue.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM.

Homeschool

All of the DuSable Museum’s programs are offered to encourage experiential learning as well as creative and imaginative workshops and performance in the visual and performing arts. Tours and activities encourage your student’s imagination and their creativity as they learn history and culture. What better way to meet state mandates on teaching African American History than through the arts? Book a tour or museum auditorium matinee today.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
African American History, Decorative Arts, American History.

contact info
Phone: 773-947-0600 ext. 290
Email: whamilton@dusablemuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 10 min. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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