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Thousand Words Project

The THOUSAND WORDS PROJECT is a new, exciting set of educational tools that use artwork to improve writing skills. With TWP, students learn how artists create and apply these strategies to their own writing.  By following these lessons and activities, teachers can inspire their students to pay attention to what they see, reflect on it, express their ideas in writing and even propel these skills across subject areas into daily life.

Link to website TWP

You can also visit lessons plans created by local educations with images from the permanent collection by selecting below.

 Lesson Plans created by K-12 educators inspired by TWP


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    Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Wednesday evenings until 7 p.m. during the academic year
    Closed between exhibitions, see exhibition page for dates.