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all school activities cost 4 euros per participant. teachers are entitled to free entry. activities are organized during the school year, but can be booked at other times upon reservation.
forbidden not to touch
at the museum, as everyone knows, it’s forbidden to touch. during this visit, however, not only is touching the works allowed, but their feel manifests as the privileged sense of understanding the work of art in its materiality.
inspired by the tactile labels of bruno munari, this suggested path involves analyzing some of marini’s sculptures through their surface and their material. stroking the works, sounding them, and looking at them through a magnifying glass are some of the experiences that the activity proposes.
in the lab, children create a clay tactile tile using a variety of materials to explore their sensory characteristics, from rough to smooth, from cold to warm, from soft to tough.
light and shadow at the museum
what would the world be without shadows? a phenomenon as common as it can be mysterious, the shadow always fascinates the our minds. it remains attached to the body, but it is impossible to capture, stretch, shrink, and disappear: it is not difficult to understand why children are enchanted by the shadow! This museum visit uses a flashlight and the projected shadow as a way of approaching artwork.
the laboratory activity is based on two different proposals: a game of bodily shadows for the preschool and primary school children, and the creation of a portrait of shadow for first year secondary school students.
hunting for stories
there are many ways of approaching a work of art. we can search for information, traces of our past, emotions. this path favors narration as a way to establish a contact with art. narrative is like a journey: it activates interest, is engaging, creates relationships and knowledge. to recount is to broaden the horizons, to activate thought, to travel with the mind.
the path through the museum analyzes some of marini’s sculptures and then focuses on a work around which a story, a poem, or rhyming verse is invented. the result is a collective work, in which each piece contributes to the respect of others’ ideas.
The ABC’s of Art – the collage
the education department of the museo marino marini is launching a new coordinated project to stimulate the creativity of children and teens, alongside the disciplinary area of image education with this experience in the languages of art and expression.
the abc’s of art is an idea that articulates around the great themes of art: each course deals with a specific theme, ranging from the stimuli offered by the collection and temporary exhibits dedicated to modern contemporary art. the first appointment is dedicated to collage, a technique adopted at the beginning of the twentieth century for the creation of avant-garde works, which also arouses interest in today’s artists.
dance dance dance
in marino marini’s work the themes of dance, movement and theater are recurring. fascinated by the moving human body, the sculptor represents jugglers engaged in balancing acts that visually represent the artistic existence. so are the works and the path of the artist to the theme of dance and movement. dance also allows you to gain self-awareness, feel emotions, and express yourself.
after several kinesthetic exercises, the path to the museum concludes with a performative activity, a group choreography where the same movements are performed, giving each the sense of belonging to the group.