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Education & Programs
Education & Programs

Education & Programs

Public Programs

IN AN EFFORT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS, STUDENTS, AND STAFF, THE BARRY ART MUSEUM IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THE MUSEUM'S PUBLIC PROGRAMS WILL BE CONVERTED TO A VIRTUAL FORMAT FOR THE DURATION OF THE PANDEMIC.

Monthly Pecha Kucha Night (community slide share)

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Thursday, August 20th, 8 p.m. - Register HERE

FREE

Platform: Zoom

We all need community! Join our casual virtual maker show-and-tell via zoom, conceived of as an opportunity to come meet other thinkers, makers, and doers. If you are a creative, this is for YOU. You get 2 minutes and 5 slides. It's quick, it's fun, it's designed to help you learn who else is shacked up in their garage furiously painting, sculpting, making photographs or whittling wood. Open to all mediums of expression architecture, glass, drawing, sculpture etc. To participate, just have your five images loaded on your computer, and share your screen when it is your turn~ at the end we will have a communal Q&A and connect artists across the Barry Art Museum community.

BIO: Moderated by Charlotte Potter Kasic, Manager of Education and Engagement at the Barry Art Museum. Charlotte is an Artist, Designer and Educator whose artistic practice centers around connecting people and facilitating collaboration. A pioneer in the field of Performance Glass blowing, Charlotte was the founding Programming Director at the Chrysler Museum of Art. She has been exhibited in Museums and galleries internationally and is in numerous public and private collections.

Rise and Shine Yoga with Leah Villanueva Viray

BAM Yoga

Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Platform: Instagram Live @riseandshine757

Donations accepted via Venmo to @riseandshine757

BIO: Leah Villanueva Viray is the owner of Rise & Shine and a Movement Educator. She believes in the power of daily movement for overall health and wellbeing as well as the importance of creativity, heart, and humor in teaching. Her overall mission is to use physical movement and education as a means for people to connect deeper with their authentic selves. She strives to make yoga accessible for all. Leah is a former dance teacher, elementary school teacher, Group Fitness Instructor, and multiple marathon finisher. She is now a small business owner, wife, and dog mama to an adorable beagle mix named Blue. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Norfolk. You can connect to Leah via Instagram at @riseandshine757 or email at leah@riseandshine757.com.

Learn & Play

Our Education Department in collaboration with ODU teleworking students has developed a NEW series of free, easily downloadable activities inspired by our unique collection for parents and educators to utilize. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to post outcomes with #BarryArtMuseum

The illustrations in these coloring books were created by our Education Department and ODU Art Education major Jessica Hayes so that children and adults alike can bring a little piece of the Barry Art Museum Collection home with them. Use your medium of choice: crayons, colored pencils or paints to transform the pages into your own works of art!

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Barry Art Museum Internship Program

This new educational initiative offers practical, real-life experience and career development in a museum setting. Areas of study include, but are not limited to, Curatorial Studies, Exhibition Design, Collections Management, Entrepreneurship, and Museum Education. It is open to students of all disciplines at ODU. Only three students will be selected for an internship per term.

Three terms are offered annually: Summer Session (13 weeks, mid-May to early August); Fall Semester (15 weeks); Spring Semester (15 weeks). Students earn 3 credits (150 hours total).

Program Description:

Structured weekly meeting (2 hours) with museum supervisor, in addition to an individually designed study and work schedule agreed on with ODU faculty advisor.

Semester long personal project: Interns select and develop a personal research project relating to the collection, or to museum educational initiatives, that will enrich the museum visitor experience, both in the museum and online. A project may provide context for artwork or create meaningful activities that enhance art appreciation. Possible areas of research include: historical context, personal interest, techniques of making art, and hands on engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Personal professional development: resume, bio, artist statement, online presence review.
  • Public Speaking: lead school and public tours, present personal project to museum staff.
  • Engagement: learn how to develop and implement museum programs.
  • Partnerships: identify and foster partnerships across the region ranging from camps to student and cultural organizations, and include developing a timeline and written agreements.
  • Budgeting: learn through real-life experience how to create a budget for museum-related interpretive materials and events.
  • Art Exhibition Management: job shadow an art handler, learn how to plan and hang exhibitions, design label copy, and lighting.
  • Outreach: develop and implement social media and marketing research, including the writing of media releases.

Application: Please send an introductory email of interest to Charlotte Potter Kasic, Manager of Museum Education and Engagement (ckasic@odu.edu).