"Searching for Ancient Egypt"

A Community Discovered Special Interest Group

The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, will be featuring a special exhibit opening on Saturday, March 27, 1999, and continuing through July 25, 1999, entitled "Searching for Ancient Egypt" Art, Architecture, and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum."

The exhibit will present a spectacular assemblage of 138 objects representing 3,000 years of Egyptian art, including jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and a 6 1/2 foot high carved and painted wall from a 5th Dynasty tom chapel.

Because Ancient Egypt is a part of many of The Community Discovered teachers' curriculum, a special interest group is being formed to assist teachers in integrating the resources at the Joslyn into their unit plans.

The first meeting of the SIG will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 in Grand Island from 9 am - 3 pm.

At this meeting, Sister Margaret Proskovec of the Joslyn and several of her docents will be presenting a special "preview" of the exhibition to CD teachers, along with an overview of the teacher packet and ideas for hands-on art making activities.

Teachers will also have an opportunity to preview and schedule the outreach trunk that accompanies the exhibit, as well as work with exhibit catalogues.

During the afternoon, teachers will have an opportunity to work with the resources in planning curricular units.

For more information on this particular SIG, please contact Colette de Frey, at { (402) 390-8335} or cdstaff@communitydisc.westside66.org.