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A is for Art Museum

A is for Art Museum

By Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker

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An art museum is a magical place. What will you find inside? This playful primer features thirty-seven full-color illustrations of paintings, sculpture, tapestries, prints, photographs, and installations from the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Children can learn their ABCs while discovering the beauty of a bridge by Monet, a dancer by Degas, a medieval knight s helmet, a Japanese teahouse, and other wonders from around the world.

In A is for Art Museum, children are encouraged to see art in new ways. Each image is accompanied by questions designed to engage their imaginations and spark lively conversations. Activities at the back of the book suggest ways for children and adults to create stories out of each picture, or to turn a trip to an art museum into a treasure hunt. Like a visit to a museum, A is for Art Museum provides endless opportunities for interaction, fun, and learning.

Recommended for ages 3–5

About the Authors
Katy Friedland is Manager of Family and Children’s Programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Marla K. Shoemaker is Senior Curator of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Honorable Mention 2008, AAM (American Association of Museums) Museum Publications Design Competition

64 pages
Temple University Press, 2008
ISBN-10: 1592139639
ISBN-13: 978-1592139637