NEW WEBSITE about Michigan Social Studies - Check it Out!
Advocate and advance the study and teaching of History in schools throughout the state; Encourage and support the development and implementation of meaningful and effective History curriculum an instruction; Provide a program of professional activities for History educators and students; Provide for educational and professional interaction among History educators.
The Latest News:
Free Field Trip Offered to the DIA
The Detroit Institute of Arts has some exciting opportunities around the current exhibition Guests of Honor from the Musée du Louvre: Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age ofEnlightenment. The exhibition is currently open and runs through Sunday, May 3rd. “As Guests of Honor, the portraits will be displayed in the company of selected works that similarly depict Franklin, Washington, and Robert Fulton, another early American icon, as among the first to reach celebrity status as enlightened leaders of a new nation. Drawing from the DIA's own holdings and the important loans from the Louvre, the exhibition gives audiences a unique opportunity to explore and compare images of these very familiar personae through art in a wide variety of media.”
As always, field trips to the DIA (and this exhibition) are free of charge. The DIA will also provide free bus transportation to/from the museum, or reimburse districts that provide their own transportation. To reserve your class’ field trip to this exhibition just visit dia.org/education/field-trips. Please note “Houdon” in the comment section. Group Reservation Department will be in contact to arrange transportation needs.