The education staff at the Frist Center is committed to helping our visitors find meaningful ways to engage with art. As staff learns from our efforts, we want to share our “lessons learned” with our colleagues in museum education. Through several national leadership grants and a Museums for America grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Frist Center has been able to initiate innovative programs such as Project Access and HOPE (Hispanic Outreach Partnership in Education).
In addition, the Frist Center has partnered with two regional art museums, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, to conduct extensive research about family learning in interactive galleries. This research will be shared in detail through the website http://www.familiesinartmuseums.org. More information about these projects may be found at the websites listed or in the PDFs below.
2003 National Leadership Grant: Project Access
2006 Museums in America Grant: Hispanic Outreach Partnership in Education (pdf to come)
2007 National Leadership Research Grant: Family Learning in Interactive Galleries (pdf to come)