The Textile Museum seeks school partners from District of Columbia
Public and Public Charter Schools for a unique student textile
art project tied to Out of Southeast Asia: Art that Sustains (April 12 through October 13, 2013).
"This partnership is truly thoughtful and generous. I was very impressed with the visits to Textile Museum and on campus, transportation accommodations and now these beautiful certificates. The students will greatly appreciate the recognition of their work in the Visual Arts!" -Paige P. Byrne, Participating Teacher in the 2010 Museum-School Partnership, Horace Mann Elementary, Washington, D.C.
with The Textile Museum includes:
- Introductory meeting at The Textile Museum on Tuesday, February 26, 4-6 p.m.
- An interactive tour of the exhibition Out of Southeast Asia: Art that Sustains for students after April 16, 2013
- A Textile Museum docent(s) to assist with understanding gallery content and brainstorming ideas for a textile art project. A museum docent will coordinate 3 to 6 visits to the participating schools in March, April and May.
- Funds for project supplies and bus to visit the museum for a student tour and during Celebration of Textiles
- Display of artwork in The Textile Museum’s Myers Room for the entire month of June 2013
- School’s name and class project description in promotional materials for the Celebration of Textiles on June 1 and 2, 2013 (attended by over 2,000 people in 2012)
- A certificate for each student at recognition ceremony during Celebration of Textiles, June 1 at 12:30 pm
Left: Students involved in the Museum-School Partnership learn about the origins of fiber during a tour led by a museum docent. Right: Students on a school tour dress up in examples of cultural costume after visiting an exhibition of Uzbek ikat robes.
Description of Project:
Textile Museum invites all classes in the
District of Columbia Public and Charter Schools to apply for participation
in the 9th annual Museum-School Partnership program. Students will visit the
museum to learn about the current exhibition, Out of Southeast Asia: Art that Sustains, then choose an aspect
to represent in their artwork. Collaborating with their teacher
and museum docents for several months, students design and create
an original piece of textile art. The final project will be installed in an exhibition space adjacent to the museum's lobby for the month of June 2013, and will be presented to the public during the annual Celebration of Textiles, June 1 - 2, 2013.
textile experience is necessary. This partnership program relates to four strands of the Visual Art Standards, including; artistic perception, production and creative expression, historical and cultural context and aesthetics, valuing and perspectives of art. Applications are reviewed by
a committee of the museum's education and curatorial departments, and up
to three classes, with maximum of 30 students each, are selected.
The Textile Museum matches each partnership school with museum
docents who will work with the teacher and students from February
to May toward project completion.
Students from Thomson Elementary School (Ward 2) pose with their classroom’s textile art project made through the Museum-School Partnership
students about the textile arts and the cultures that produce
an opportunity for local schools to partner with The Textile
an opportunity for students to create and display textile art.
The classroom teachers will:
an introductory meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 4-6 p.m.
- Work with
students and a museum docents to design and create unique textile art inspired by
artwork to the Museum on May 17, 2013.
the recognition ceremony with their classes at Celebration of
Textiles (transportation provided by museum).
- Meet project
specifications and deadlines.
sufficient time to completion of project.
Textile Museum will:
a docent to work with each class.
funds for project supplies.
a specialized tour for students.
the project through photographs.
class artwork in June at the Museum.
How to Apply:
Download an application (pdf)
The application period for the 2013 Museum-School Partnership is open through COB Friday, February 8, 2013.
information, call (202) 667-0441, ext. 76.