Friday, March 16, 2012

Monkey Business

There’s some Monkey Business in the jungle scene that has sprouted up in our lobby display case, which features stuffed, wooden and twine monkeys and apes swinging from vines.

AmeriCorps Museum Educators Abbey Jones and Ann Kerrin wanted to create a display that would engage kids as soon as they walk through the door and decided on the theme after discovering the monkeys, which were donated to the Museum.

In describing their process, Ann and Abbey said they created a series of sketches first, to determine where to place the trees, how big they should be, which monkeys to choose, and how to group them.

They worked with some of the many interesting materials found in the Museum’s basement, selecting items in earthy shades of green and brown and a range of different textures.

Their favorite monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

We’ve had a great response from our visitors so far – turns out that kids LOVE monkeys. The display will be up for awhile, so come monkey around with us!

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