A new exhibit created by GRPS Museum School students, titled Revolution: The Story of America, is now open at the GRPM!
The exhibit is a combination of student work from the Grand Rapids Public Museum School’s 7th grade social studies classes and art classes.
See various sections highlighting important women, African Americans, and Native Americans and their roles in the American Revolution. It also includes a flag replica display, in which the students researched flags from the American Revolution, drew replicas, and completed summaries about their flag and its role.
In art class, Museum School students “musees” researched military uniforms, sketched them out, and then wrote a letter from the perspective of a soldier during the Revolutionary War, using special ink.
This new exhibit will be free with general admission and be on display for a short time, through June 8. Visitors can find Revolution: The Story of America on the Museum’s second floor.
Grand Rapids Public Museum School
The Grand Rapids Public Museum School is the product of an ongoing educational collaboration between the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, the City of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. The school is a Grand Rapids Public School Center of Innovation, and will serve grades 6th through 12th. The school uses progressive teaching utilizing design thinking techniques, an immersive environment, and real-life experiences that inspire passionate curiosity, nurture creative problem solving, cultivate critical thinking, and instigate innovation.
The school currently serves 180 students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. To learn more about the Public Museum School visit PublicMuseumSchool.org.