‘Dante as Scribe’ detail, Divina Commedia, Inferno, Canto 01,
Literary, Italy, Florence, ca. 1330-1337, MS M.289 fol. 1r.
The Morgan's arts in education programs are available for virtual field trips to School, Camp, and Community groups for grades K–12.
- Programs take place live online and use the digital platforms Zoom or GoToMeeting.
- A Morgan staff member will lead a guided discussion with your students; tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Larger groups may be split into multiple sessions.
- A teacher, camp counselor, or chaperone must be present online during the program.
- Programs are available Monday-Friday, between 10:00am–4:00pm EST.
- Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration Students will examine selections of the incredible medieval and Renaissance manuscript collection of the Morgan, relate the works to world history, and deepen their understanding of cultural interactions between diverse peoples across time and place.
- Reading a Building: J. Pierpont Morgan and His Library Students will practice visual literacy by learning to “read” architecture as a primary source. Participants will develop a character portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan by looking at his magnificent Gilded Age library.
- Mythical Creatures: Students will discover the visual storytelling of Mesopotamian cylinder seals, the oldest works in the Morgan’s collection. Through closer looking, students will find gods, heroes, and monsters in miniature as well as explore the origins of writing.
- It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200: Students will expand their understanding of Mary Shelley's classic novel by examining Frankenstein’s historical, scientific, literary, feminist, and performative aspects. The Morgan’s first teacher online curriculum provides resources in essays, discussion prompts, and activity suggestions. In addition, there are supplementary reference materials such as high-quality images, a family tree, a bibliography, a vocabulary list, and timelines.