Art on the Go! (All Levels)
Lantz, Jessica, School Arts
The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM), founded in 1989 and based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, developed the VanGo! museum on wheels in 1992. The mission of the VanGo! program is to provide exposure to original works of art to people who otherwise lack such opportunities. At the heart of this project is a belief that an art educational experience of quality should expose viewers to the primary source, rather than reproductions.
While SAM was founded in the late eighties, ideas for a mobile art museum had begun to brew among local art educators twenty years earlier. The same group of art educators, frustrated because there was no art museum in Harrisburg, were brainstorming on the idea that a rich art experience should involve original works of art. An art museum that …
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Publication information: Article title: Art on the Go! (All Levels). Contributors: Lantz, Jessica - Author. Magazine title: School Arts. Volume: 102. Issue: 9 Publication date: May-June 2003. Page number: 30+. © 1999 Davis Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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