Opportunity to Showcase Student Art

Staying Connected with JMM: Educator Newsletter

We are inviting young Marylanders to participate in an art project for a chance to have their work displayed during our Jews in Space exhibit.

Dear Educators,

Though you’re physically apart, you and your students are still working hard under one sky. Together you can all look up at the stars with wonder, imagination, and dreams. From the Hubble Space Telescope to the NASA Goddard Flight Center, Maryland is home to countless people who have dreamed, and continue to dream, of the wonders of space.

Join JMM this fall as we explore the lives of people who have studied, imagined, and even traveled into the cosmos. Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit will share not only the contributions of the Jewish community to space-facing science and culture, but also how Marylanders have impacted space travel, study, and innovation.

In addition to offering engaging field trip experiences (digitally and in-person), we want your students to be a part of the exhibit.

Please share your students’ artwork so that we can highlight how Maryland children imagine space today. Inspired by the Personal Preference Kits packed by astronauts traveling to the International Space Station, we invite your students to ponder traveling to space and creatively respond to the question “What would you bring with you to space?” Your students’ contribution might be featured in our upcoming exhibit!


Share your students’ artwork with us!
Please submit artwork by August 30, 2020.

Mail artwork to:

The Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Paige Woodhouse

Or email photos to Paige at pwoodhouse@jewishmuseummd.org

*Make sure to include your name, age, and list of items (and why) with your artwork.

Find Inspiration 

Encourage Creativity! Students can draw, paint, photograph, or cut and paste their responses to the question “What would you bring to space?” Using this downloadable template, students can work independently, or collaborate with others, to create their artwork.

For inspiration, check out some submissions below:

Tucker, Age 7

Tucker wanted to bring things from his bedroom that would make him feel comfortable. He chose his blanket and pillow, stuffed dog, Spiderman alarm clock, and slippers.

With the help of his mom, Tucker took a photo with his items. He cut and glued shapes to make the sky for his rocketship.

Aliceanna, Age 4

Aliceanna chose to bring her favorite noodles, swirly noodles; a beautiful dancing dress because she likes to be fancy; and a glue stick. She also packed her best friend Monsieur Croc and the bear, Aloysius, “to keep Monsieur Croc company.”

She (with a little help from her mom) used glue, construction paper, and crayons.

Azreal, Age 10

“I would want to bring my blanket and my stuffed animal to keep me comfortable. I would bring my camera, diary, and music player.”

Azreal used lot of materials in creating her packing list. She used markers, glitter, yarn, paint, and pencil.

Plan For Next Year!
Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit 
Coming this Fall to JMM

This exhibit explores the lives of people who have studied, imagined, and even traveled to the cosmos with an emphasis on the contributions of the Jewish community to those efforts.

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