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ERIC Number: EJ815541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Using Sense to Make Sense of Art: Young Children in Art Galleries
MacRae, Christina
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v27 n2 p159-170 Jul 2007
This paper reflects on a collaborative project between Manchester City Art Gallery and Manchester Metropolitan University (2003-2004). The project's aim was to attract very young children and their families to the gallery. This paper will not report directly on the research methods used or the outcomes of the project but, rather, will explore questions raised about art galleries and art education in relation to young children. It will ask if it is possible to use art education as a tool for thinking about the world, rather than as a vehicle for expressing a pre-existing and unitary self, or for representing a pre-existing and unitary reality. Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of perception will be used to assist in this attempt to open up current notions of art education, and the art gallery space. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom