Thursday, May 22, 2008


The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western art. This museum struck me as interesting because The Stark Museum of Art provides lesson plans to help teachers combine the arts into their curriculum. These lessons will soon be available online and will be updated as new lessons become available.

The Stark Museum is located in Orange Texas and is closely related to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. Lutcher and Nelda spent their lives collecting American Western art and fostering the love of this art in others. The Stark Foundation was established as a non-profit corporation in 1961 by the two, to be operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The mission now, for The Stark Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Southeast Texas by encouraging, promoting and assisting education, the arts, and health and human services.

The collections of Western Art, American Indian Art, Decorative Arts, and Rare Books and Manuscripts is bar none the most comprehensive in the nation. Their museum is a must see family vacation attraction for those exploring Texas.

Explore the site, wait for the lessons to appear and then go see the real thing. What a way to take a class.

Happy Homeschooling!

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