The Concord Museum is collaborating with students in the Rivers and Revolutions program at Concord-Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) on a special exhibition, Evolution of Learning. Eight students from the Rivers and Revolutions classroom worked with the Concord Museum exhibition team to create the exhibition in the Museum’s community gallery. The students chose a theme, explored the Museum collections to pick objects, wrote labels, created their own artwork, installed the exhibition, and developed hands-on activities. The student curators included: Sarah Brem, Tara Freemen, Rob Hoaglund, Christian Krueger, Gavin Lambert, Audrianna Monteiro, Sarah Poirier, and Nicole Voysest. The exhibition will be on view from May 16 through Sunday, June 23, 2013. Concord-Carlisle Regional High School students and families are admitted free during this special exhibition.
Rivers and Revolutions is an interdisciplinary, experiential program that offers students a coherent and rigorous academic experience. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to consider the relationships among different ways of understanding and engaging the world, create connections between seemingly disparate things, and investigate links between the content and their own lives. Throughout this semester-long program, Rivers and Revolutions students take part in extensive group work, fieldwork, and participate in a stewardship placement in the community. The goal of the Rivers program is not only for the students to come to a clearer sense of how multiple academic disciplines relate to another, but also to bring together their learning in each discipline to explore a common set of ideas.
“The Concord Museum is grateful to Rivers and Revolutions Program Coordinator Michael Goodwin and instructor Matt Goldberg for their help and support with this exhibition,” said Concord Museum Director of Education Susan Foster. “We are especially grateful to the students whose creativity, energy, and hard work made this project a reality.”