The Museum will close early at 6pm on Thursday, 6/20.

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In this challenging time, many parents and guardians are looking online for meaningful activities for their children that don’t require too much prep or too many materials. Throughout this time, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will post learning activities geared to a range of ages that guide children how to explore heritage, history, and learning through artifacts.

Garden of Stones is the Museum’s memorial garden, created by artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stones

View this photo of the Garden and use the following questions to discuss the Garden:

  • Garden of Stones is made up of 18 boulders with trees growing out of them. The number 18 represents “life” in Jewish tradition. Why do you think the artist chose to use 18 boulders?
  • Trees are growing out of stone boulders – what might that symbolize? What do you think it means?
  • From the Garden, you can see the Statue of Liberty. Why might this view be important to people who visit the Museum?

Learn more about the Garden here.

We encourage you to share your student’s work with us! Please email education@mjhnyc.org so that we may feature it on our Museum blog!