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Gallery + Theatre Program: Engaging with Artifacts

Dates Available: Thursdays and Fridays, from June 8 through July 28

Start Times Offered: 10am, 11am

Program Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Ages: 8–12

Group Size: 10–36 children

Galleries Visited:   Seeking St. Louis: Currents & Seeking St. Louis: Reflections

Chaperone Requirement: 1 adult chaperone per 8 children

Price: Free

Description
How do you learn in a museum? How do you interact with artifacts? How do you relate to history? Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start in a large museum with so much stuff! If you want your students to be savvy museum visitors and artifact experts, then sign up for Engaging with Artifacts. We’ll introduce your students to various strategies they can use to understand the gallery spaces and objects they encounter.

In the Galleries
Students will visit three areas in the Currents and Reflections galleries. At each stop, they'll encounter a different part of St. Louis’s and Missouri’s past, all while practicing a different skill to help them engage with the artifacts and discover the main ideas of the displays.

Theatre Performance: BAG Then; BAG Now
From 1968 to 1972, a group of local African American musicians, artists, actors, and poets worked together in BAG—the Black Artists Group—to showcase their talents, teach area youth, and encourage black pride. This 35-minute play follows BAG's journey and highlights the artistic talents of the Teens Make History Players in the spirit of BAG's legacy. A 10-minute Q&A session will follow.

Note that portions of the activities may be cut out if your group arrives late.

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