Exploring with the Morgan

School children viewing books

A School Program in the Arts and Humanities

Mission
The Morgan Library & Museum's school programs are anchored in teaching philosophies that define education as a way of building children's confidence as self-reliant seekers of knowledge and independent-minded creative thinkers.

Programs Overview
In a classroom setting, the K–12 curriculum in the sciences and humanities is rarely studied through direct observation of primary sources, such as Mesopotamian seals and tablets, medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, rare printed books, master drawings, and period architecture.

The Morgan's architectural complex and world-renowned literary and art collections have much to contribute to K–12 social studies, visual arts, language arts, and a number of scientific disciplines. Exploring with the Morgan, the Morgan's school program in the arts and humanities, complements the school curriculum by engaging students in the direct observation of primary sources. It also offers a unique hands-on experience of rare objects from the collection and unusual art materials. The program's focus on multiculturalism complies with the Common Core State Standards, and makes the Morgan learning experience culturally relevant to a vast number of students of non-Western backgrounds.

Expansion of the Morgan’s school programs is underwritten by a major grant from the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in the New York Community Trust.

Annual support is generously provided by Great Circle Foundation, Inc.; the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; MetLife Foundation; the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; and by the following endowed funds: The Alice Tully Fund for Art and Music; the William Randolph Hearst Fund for Educational Programs; the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fund for Education and Technology; and the Herbert and Ann Lucas Fund.

The programs of the Morgan Library & Museum are made possible in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.