Education and Outreach Programming
The museum is currently expanding its educational and outreach programming. Students and educators are always welcome, as are members of the general public. Groups of eight or more are kindly requested to call in advance to make a reservation at (203) 254-4000, ext. 4046 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Families are invited to the BMA on select Saturdays for special enrichment activities, see below. Please refer to the calendar for more details.
School groups are required to make a reservation. A contribution of $3 per child is requested for groups of 10 or more (payable at the time of visit). Adult supervision is required for all school groups: 1 adult chaperone per every 8 children must accompany the students at all times.
The Bellarmine Museum of Art is committed to working with local schools and their educators to create collaborative programs that balance visual thinking skills with curricular mandates and standards.
Teachers and educators interested in planning activities are invited to contact the museum directly at (203) 254-4046 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Family Days are held 8 times per year. Free and open to all, these are generally held on the Second Saturday of the month. The calendar and themes for 2012-2013 are as follows:
Saturday, September 8 - Hold That Pose! Portraiture
Saturday, October 13 - Building Blocks of Art I: Line
Saturday, November 10 - Building Blocks of Art II: Color
Saturday, December 8 - Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Saturday, February 9 - Street Art
Saturday, March 9 - Renaissance Art and Culture
Saturday, April 13 - Photography
Saturday, June 8 - Building Blocks of Art III: Shape
On these Saturdays, the museum is open to the general public from 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. with activities for children and families from 1:00 p.m. - 4 p.m. Join us for drop-in craft activities, child-friendly gallery talks, and story time in the museum.