Turning the Lens on Learning Photography Exhibit to open at Frank Gallery
Kidzu's Children's Museum is Turning the Lens on Learning, with a photography exhibit at FRANK Gallery in downtown Chapel Hill, showcasing the museum's role in early childhood learning and encouraging consideration of what kinds of educational environments best nurture creativity. The exhibit will feature inspirational photographs by local photographer Barbara Tyroler, who has captured learning in action, -and highlighted how children learn through play. This innovative exhibit will be on display through October 9, 2016 at the Frank Gallery on Franklin Street.
"Turning the Lens on Learning beautifully captures the direct connections between play, creativity
and learning, said Lisa Van Deman, Executive Director of Kidzu. "We're delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the role Kidzu – and all children's museums –play in building a child's confidence, curiosity and collaborative skills – all of which are vital for innovative thinking and success in the adult world.
A forum and reception for the exhibit will take place on September 15 from 6-8pm at the Frank Gallery at 109 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. This event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation from noted child development specialist and author Dr. Rae Pica. Dr. Pica is the author of 19 books on early learning and play research including her recent book, "What if Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Improving Education and Children's Lives." She has consulted with leading corporations focused on learning through play, including Sesame Workshop, Hasbro, and Gymboree, and is the keynote speaker at this year's North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc) conference.
"As children throughout our community head to school in September and as countries around the
globe concurrently celebrate the World Wide Day of Play, this timely exhibit manages to capture the universal qualities of childhood - curiosity, exploration and wonder," said Melanie Hatz Levinson, Kidzu's Creative Director.
The exhibit will be a part of the CLICK! Triangle Photography Festival hosted throughout the month of October. It will travel to Kidzu Children's Museum and be on display from October 11 – November 6, 2016.
Kidzu Children's Museum is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit (EIN 20-2058235) that has spent the last decade serving thousands of young children and families with experiential exhibits and programs, collaborating with hundreds of community and academic partners, and demonstrating a commitment to life-long learning through creative play. Kidzu is located inside University Place at 201 S. Estes Drive in Chapel Hill. Kidzu is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $7.50 for adults and children over 12 months of age and valid all day.
- Kidzu Children’s Museum
- 201 S. Estes Drive
- Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- (919) 933-1455