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Off the Rack:Building & Preserving LIM’s Art Treasures

In an effort to inspire you and your loved ones to explore art together we have launched At Home with LIM to help us stay connected with our diverse audiences. This activity guide compliments the virtual tour of one of ourcurrent art exhibits, Off the Rack: Building and Preserving LIM’s Art Treasures.

Please follow this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkjWK-dDbpQ and watch the tour before reviewing our activities below. As you take the tour you’ll see images of inside the museum as well as close-ups of some of the pieces ondisplay.

The video is narrated by Joshua Ruff, our chief curator who put together the exhibit. As well as creating the exhibits, it is the curator’s job to safely store the museum’s vast collection of art, consisting of more than 500 paintings, 2,000works on paper, and over 50 sculptures. Collections are groups of objects which hold special value to a person or the community. Much of this collection usually stays out of visitors’ sight, in carefully protected storage spaces.

This exhibition allows us to push open the doors and empty our storage areas, to give visitors a chance to see some of the rare and outstanding highlights of LIM’s collection.

Off the Rack Activity Guide

Photo by Katherine Warde

Save the Date and Start Reading!

Tuesday, May 12th at 2:00 p.m.

Join us via Zoom for Virtual Museum Stories Featuring a live visit from renowned author Avi.
The LIM is thrilled to announce that we will be welcoming award-winning author Avi to our virtual museum-centered family book club.
The featured book will be The Secret School. It is generally recommended for readers in grades 3 through 5, but all with an interest are welcome.
Read or listen to the book at home together and then join a museum educator for a themed exploration of our one-room schoolhouse, using the story as a springboard for discovery.
The event will include a live visit from Avi, who will answer questions and offer insights about the book and his craft of writing.
Registration is free, but very limited and will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
Please email lunander@longislandmuseum.org to reserve your family’s spot today. You will receive an email with 24 hours to confirm your registration or notify if you will be put on a waiting list.
For more information about the author click here: About Avi

Let’s head to the kitchen!
Get ready for a fun lesson with pantry staples.

Johnny Cakes Cooking Lesson Recipe

Johnny Cakes Cooking Lesson Video

Earth Day Activity:

Wrap Your Branches in Color

Activity Guide for week of April 13th:

Writing and Penmanship Activity Guide

Activity Guide for week of April 6th:

Rainbow Nature Walk: Hooked@LIM Discovery Unit

Activity Guide for week of March 30th:

Rainbow Trees: Hooked@LIM Discovery Unit

Rainbow Trees on Paper: Hooked@LIM Discovery Unit

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this trying time. The LIM believes in the power of the arts to unite us and soothe our collective spirit. In an effort to inspire you to explore your own creative side we are launching At Home with LIM, a series of online family art and history activities, based on the Museum’s collection, historic buildings and grounds. A new lesson will be posted each Monday while we are closed to the public. Postings will include images from the Museum’s collection for inspiration, as well as instructions for an at home activity that can be done with household supplies. 

Here’s how you and your family can participate in At Home with LIM: 

  • Check the LIM’s website –https://longislandmuseum.org/ – each Friday for a hint about the upcoming project. If there are any supplies we think you might need to prepare, they will be posted at that time as well.  
  • After enjoying the lesson, please send us pictures of your family and your creations, so we can post them on social media to share with our community. 
  • Use the #AtHomeWithLIM and tag us @limuseum on Instagram and @LImuseum on Facebook when posting your finished projects on your own personal pages. Please have your post set to “public” and we will then share/repost them on our social media pages. 
  • If you have any questions email us at: educators@longislandmuseum.org

Here is a hint about the lesson for Monday, April 13th:

If practice makes perfect, next week’s lesson couldn’t be better. You will try your hand at something new, and end with a good old-fashioned_______.

We hope that you and your family will join us for an opportunity to shift your focus, even just for a moment, and take part in something uplifting and positive together.