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Dear Teachers,

As fall approaches, we invite you and your students to a virtual guided tour of Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915. Explore the colorful, wildly imaginative, and technically innovative ceramic ware that is both functional and aesthetic. Our virtual tours engage young people in lively discussion and activities that connect identity, personal objects, history, and fantasy to their own lives.

Virtual Guided Tours
We are delighted to be able to welcome school groups on Mondays through Fridays from 10 am til 4 pm. Virtual guided tours are one hour in duration. Tours will be led virtually through Zoom, using all safety precautions and procedures. A Zoom link and a materials list will be emailed at least 24 hours in advance of the tour.

Tour Fees
NYC DOE school groups: Free
All other groups of up to 35 participants: $85

We are currently accepting reservations and encourage you to schedule a virtual tour before all spaces are filled. Book now by emailing:

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For Educators
Majolica Mania Educator Guide
Check out the Majolica Mania Educator Guide! It features six lesson plans that highlight themes presented in the exhibition. Our object-based approach and educational framework engages young learners to see deeply, think critically and build freely. We invite you to use and adapt the lesson plans and activities with your students in your physical or virtual classroom. We hope this guide will deepen your students' appreciation and investigation of objects. Learn More Button
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Evening For Educators
An evening of object-based learning and teaching especially for educators, centered around BGC Gallery’s fall exhibition, Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915. Following a virtual guided tour of the exhibition, participate in art and design activities centered on identity, globalization and fantasy. Network with colleagues and receive priority scheduling for virtual school tours. Educators of all disciplines and grade levels are welcome! Learn More Button
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