Michener Goes Modern

“Being modern means being up to date, but being a Modernist is an affirmation of faith in the tradition of the new, which emerged as the creative credo of progressive artists in the early years of the 20th century.”
— Richard Weston

Discover the world of New Hope Modernism, and come to know its connection to Modern art, architecture, culture and technology. Experience the art, design and society that impacted art and architecture in the 20th century. Explore the profound influence that Modernist art forms have on today’s world. Learn about methods, styles and ideas that form the basic ideals of the Modernist movement.

The museum’s Michener Goes Modern Traveling Trunk and accompanying educational resource guide is an interdisciplinary program designed for use with art, social studies, history, science, language arts and technology classes. It can be successfully enjoyed by learners of all ages.

The Michener Goes Modern Traveling Trunk contains:

  • An interdisciplinary curriculum binder
  • Modernist vocabulary
  • Activity kits
  • Learning games
  • Books on Modernism, architecture and poetry
  • Music
  • Visuals including Modernist paintings and architecture

Support for this project was provided by The National Endowment for the Arts

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