Monday, February 10, 2020—4th Grade Atoms spent an afternoon at the museum, the Everson Museum of Art. Scholars enjoyed a day visually rich in art and reflection as they explored how a story can be told through the Arts. Docents from the Everson Museum of Art led students in a Visual Thinking Strategy tour. They encouraged our Atoms to think deeply about what they saw. After the tour students went back out with their scavenger hunt booklets so they could spend time reflecting on the works of art they saw and interpret each piece uniquely. Students were amazed by all the different works of art housed a the Everson Museum; from drawing and painting to sculpture and 3D paper works! They also got to see original works by pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Red Grooms, a realistic oil painting of Edward Hicks in The Peaceable Kingdom, contemporary mixed-media sculpture by Vanessa German who deals with issues of institutionalized racism... as well as hundreds of three-dimensional ceramic works housed in their permanent collection. All in all 4th graders gained a real understanding of how deeply meaningful stories can be told through works of art!