Evening for Educators Creates Museum-in-a-Box

Published: September 20, 2016 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Evening for Educators Creates Museum-in-a-BoxThe Department of Art & Design at Southern Utah University hosts an Evening for Educators event at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) on Tuesday, October 4, from 6-9 p.m. This evening will focus on the importance of preservation, investigate the artwork of Joseph Cornell, and talk about pocket galleries, collecting, documenting, and saving important artifacts. Participants will embellish a personal museum-in-a-box as an enduring memento and receptacle for their own memories.

Evening for Educators begins with refreshments and social time from 6:00-6:30. Dr. Jackie Grant, Director of the SUU Frehner Museum of Natural History; Ryan Paul, Curator of the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum; and Reece Summers, Director of the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) will present a panel discussion about diverse types of museums from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will have a brief tour of SUMA and then a hands-on activity making your own museum-in-a-box to take home.

Deborah K. Snider, Associate Professor of Art Education, said, “For six years, I have been delighted to host Evening for Educators (E4E) events in collaboration with the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP) and Springville Museum of Art staff. We have welcomed art teachers from around the state, SUU students, and community members to programs including Day of the (Walking) Dead, Why (Art) Foundations Matter, Catalyzing Change: Artist as Activist, and Art Echoes. This year, we are thrilled to host E4E in the new Southern Utah Museum of Art. Our year-long theme for school tours is Preservation, thus our E4E theme is Museum-in-a-Box."

This event is sponsored by the StateWide Art Partnership (SWAP), the Springville Museum of Art, and is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited to 30 participants; please call 435-586-5425 to reserve a space.

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