The Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas is a science and history oriented museum similar to MOSH here in Jacksonville. Their three main areas of focus are South Texas heritage, the environment and science. The museum is situated on a shady campus on the San Antonio River (which is about 20 feet across at the site of the museum). The Witte has a main museum building, a separate studio/activity building, a science pavilion and a series of historic buildings that are under renovation which will open soon.
The Witte was recently home to the Miradas exhibition which will be making its way to the Cummer in June of this year. Our Director of Education, Susan Gallo, took the time to visit the Miradas show while it was there and met with Sarita Rodriguez, their Director of Public Programs. For the Witte, this was a summer show that was unexpectedly inserted into their schedule. As a result they did not create much programming around it, however they did include a dramatic readers’ theater with poetry reading and original music, as well as a lecture for members by their curator. The exhibition comes with lesson plans for teachers and pages of ideas for educational tie-ins to be used for tours during the school term, and we are excited to have the chance to utilize them.
What types of programs (i.e. events, activities, tours, projects, etc…) would you like to see included on our schedule for this show?