Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Events taking place between January and March will be available in the Winter Lottery opening on December 3rd
Hear Me: Speaking Up in a World in Motion
Presented by: Smithsonian American Art Museum and Imagination Stage
258 million people are living outside their home countries today. How can students better understand stories of global migration? How can they share their own stories and understand others’? Begin considering these questions through a bilingual performance of Imagination Stage’s Óyeme, the Beautiful. Follow a day in the life of two middle schoolers whose families escaped brutal violence in Central America to pursue their dreams in the United States. Dig deeper, exploring two exhibitions that grapple with the Vietnam War. How did American soldiers at home process their experiences at war? What repercussions did one Vietnamese family feel when the war split them across oceans?
Time: Time: 10:00 – Doors to McEvoy Auditorium open
10:30-11:30 – Oyeme performance in McEvoy Auditorium
11:30-12:45 – Self-paced activities in 2nd and 3rd Floor galleries with lunch in the Courtyard at any time after 11:30
Length of Event: 2 hours and 45 minutes
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC 20004
Discipline: Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Theatre, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: (Civics/ Law, Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), Foreign Langugage, History/Geography
Ticket capacity: 150 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)
Supplementary Materials: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mzlWVXqmP9UjR2YnlaTUZYWjhONDRhcTFORHl...