Grades 6 through 8
Special Exhibition Programs
The Battle of Brooklyn
September 23, 2016–January 8, 2017
Take your students on an interactive journey through the lead up, action, and aftermath of the greatest battle of the American Revolution, which happened in our own backyard!
Muhammad Ali: Beyond the Legend
December 16, 2016–March 12, 2017
In his heyday Muhammad Ali was a controversial figure who operated at the nexus of race, politics, sports, and fame. During this interactive multimedia tour students will consider the complicated career of Muhammad Ali and the public’s response to his actions. In the process they will gain a better understanding of the man Sports Illustrated named the greatest athlete of the 20th century.
Tattooed New York
February 3–April 30, 2017
What does it mean to be inked? From Iroquois warriors to Coney Island side shows performers, students will examine how tattoo art has evolved and consider why it continues to be a popular art form.
Please be aware that some images in this exhibition depict nudity.
March 3–July 30, 2017
Visit Saving Washington, the inaugural exhibition of the new Center for Women’s History. In this interactive tour students will learn about the central role women played in the formation of our nation and the culture of the United States.
Art and Nature
April 1–June 4, 2017
Tour highlights from one of the most famous collections of 19th century art: the Hudson River School landscapes. Students learn why and how these bucolic works of art came to be.
World War I and American Art
May 26–September 3, 2017
On April 6, 1917—100 years ago—the U.S. entered WWI, irrevocably changing American society. Students will tour the gallery, analyzing how artists’ work reflected the multitude of opinions about and reactions to the war that rocked the world.
Permanent Collection Programs
Shedding Light on a New Era: Tiffany and Beyond
New! Opening March 3, 2017
Consider art, gender politics, labor movements, and industrialization at the dawn of the 20th century through the lens of the Tiffany Design Studio’s iconic stained glass lamps.
New! Hamilton’s World: Colonial and Early Republic New York
Examine paintings and artifacts from the Colonial and Early Republic eras to learn about Alexander Hamilton’s New York
Life in New Amsterdam
Students learn about the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam, from the reasons for its founding to the realities of daily life.
The American Revolution in New York
Students consider the causes, effects, and significance of the American Revolution in New York.
Slavery in New York
Students uncover the central roles enslaved African people played in Dutch, British, and American New York.
New York and the Civil War
Students learn about the experiences of soldiers and analyze the debates that raged in New York over slavery, states’ rights, and the rights of citizens.
Students investigate how life in New York City was transformed by the innovations of the Industrial Age
Learning History with Paintings
Students learn how to interpret the stories told in portraits, landscapes, and cityscapes.
Objects Tell Stories
Students analyze historical artifacts to discover what they tell us about life long ago.
Being a Historian
Students learn to think and work like historians in order to draw conclusions about the past.
DiMenna Children’s History Museum
Students build content knowledge and vocabulary as they work like historians, examining artifacts and exploring the children’s museum to place them in their proper historical context.
To download a PDF of these programs, click here. If you have any questions, please contact us at 212-485-9293