Our educator-led tour of the Met for kids tour is a wonderful adventure into the ways stories can be told through art. Together, by exploring objects from collections across the museum, such as ancient Greek sculpture, Renaissance altarpieces, Medieval armor, American portraiture or Impressionist landscapes, we will examine how artists communicate narrative throughout history in a variety of media. We’ll learn to read these narratives, and discover what they can tell us about the time, place and people connected with each work.
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Met for Kids - Tailored to your Family
Trained as an art historian and archaeologist, Elizabeth has made New York City’s museums her home for over 5 years. In fact, it was visits to the Met, and a few others, that inspired her career choice. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East and Art History at Lycoming College, a master’s degree at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, where she specialized in the Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt, brought her to the city full-time. Since graduating in 2015, Elizabeth has cultivated a passion for education, and the visitor experience, as well as the history of art.
Alexandra Bonfante-Warren is a museum guide and educator, working with groups of all ages, in English, Italian, and French. Her approach stimulates lively conversation and fun. She is the author of books, articles, and audio guides on art, travel, and design, including volumes on the Gallerie degli Uffizi, the museums of Palazzo Pitti, and the Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay. Alexandra grew up between the United States and Italy. She earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and holds MAs in English education from New York University and art history from Columbia University. She makes the most of New York, enjoying museums, films, theater, and concerts. More quietly, she likes to walk, read, and cook for friends.
David is a life-long New Yorker with a B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from Columbia University and a M.A. in Anthropology and Museum Studies from the George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution. Although his academic specialities lie in indigenous and non-Western art, he also has a deep fascination with and knowledge of the history of New York City, peppered with all the fun facts of a local. David has worked as an educator in both schools and museums and has published internationally about museum pedagogy. When not exploring museums, he enjoys a good book, skiing, and walking around his Brooklyn neighborhood.
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