A World of Clay

Eli Whitney Museum

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ages 9-13


2021 Summer Program

History is often understood through the observation of the materials and objects left behind a civilization or culture. Museums are full of the material objects which give us the clues to our ancestors. The difference between a practical object and a piece of art is often only decided centuries after it was made.

During this week we will learn about 5 historic ceramic objects – when they were made, why they were made, and how they were made – and what they were used for. All now are valuable treasures that modern man considers art.

We will be touring the world and its history through the eyes of the potter.

This program is supported by the Connecticut Office of the Arts

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