An Innovative Program to be Instituted at Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Spain)
Published on: APR 22, 2011
The educational program to be instituted at Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, with the support of the M.T. Abraham Foundation will foster a greater understanding of art and aesthetics tailored to specific age groups in order to enhance the values and inter-personal relations of the participants. We are confident that visiting art galleries and museums as a form of play that leads to learning, subconsciously develops the minds of young children. A total of 1,533 pupils (primary and secondary) and teenagers, aged 6 to 17, came from 53 schools in Valencia and its region, as well as from Alicante and Castellón. Seventy one groups participated in the guided visits to the exhibition and later attended the different workshops specially created for them. Classes of French and Belgian high school students visiting Valencia came to the museum and took part in the workshops as well. Over 2,000 special leaflets in Spanish, Valencian and English, published by the museum and financed by the M.T. Abraham Foundation, were distributed to the participants. Among other activities that took place in the museum during the Degas exhibition were the special guided visits organized for housewives and pensioners.