Educators within the museum setting have a unique opportunity to introduce new experiences and content to students from a variety of schools and backgrounds. In Seattle, the opening of the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) as a part of Seattle Art Museum in 1994 has provided an environment for educators in Washington State to explore Asian art as a part of the curriculum. How can a museum reach out to the educational community most effectively? Seattle Art Museum has answered this question through an active school program, which provides teachers and students with a wide variety of ways to interact with the Museum’s collections. Each program is designed to give teachers a way to bring art to the classroom and bring the classroom to the Museum.
Religious Ideas and Arts: Middle School Lessons