The printed version of this teaching kit was developed by the Division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to introduce art from around the world as a resource for learning in schools. We are grateful to the Comcast Foundation for their substantial contribution to its production. In addition, we appreciate the Delphi Project Foundation's support of the research and writing, under the leadership of Executive Director Tammy Salvadore.
Many professionals at the Museum contributed to the development of Learning to Look. Two seasoned museum educators—Marla Shoemaker, the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Senior Curator of Education; and Barbara Bassett, Curator of Education—guided the initial concept, object selection process, and final editing. Additional writers included: Ping Foong, Staff Lecturer, Asian Art Specialist; John Zarobell, Associate Curator of European Painting before 1900 and the Rodin Museum; and Emily Romick, museum education intern from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Curators throughout the Museum offered their informed feedback: Dilys Blum, Curator of Costume and Textiles; Donna Corbin, Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts; Felice Fischer, the Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Curator of East Asian Art; Kathleen A. Foster, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art; Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger, Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700; Jack Hinton, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow in European Decorative Arts and Sculpture; Darielle Mason, the Stella Kramrisch Curator of Indian and Himalayan Art; Joseph Rishel, the Gisela and Dennis Alter Senior Curator of European Painting before 1900, and Senior Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection and the Rodin Museum; Michael Taylor, the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art; Pierre Terjanian, the J. J.Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor; and Katherine Ware, Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center. Museum education colleagues Mindy Nguyen-Balli, James Stein, and Jean Woodley provided invaluable insights and assistance with art concepts and language appropriate for students.
Finally, sincere thanks to the Department of Editorial and Graphic Design for their expertise in editing, design, and production.Bay Hallowell Coordinator of Special Projects, School and Teacher Programs