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Title: Yale University Art Gallery Scavenger Hunt
Client: Beacon Self-Directed Learning
Software Used: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

As an instructor at the Beacon Center for Self-Directed Learning in New Haven,CT, I wanted to create a fun activity that would better acquaint our students with one of the finest art museums in the United States: The Yale University Art Gallery. I split our teens into two teams and had them compete for the highest score in the 90-minute scavenger hunt. The event was a great success and our teens, each of whom had left traditional schooling behind, clamored for a sequel.

The first hunt was a rather guerilla-style enterprise, with the museum staff a bit puzzled by all these teenagers avidly scouring the museum with their pictorial checklists. By the time it came to organize the second event in the Spring, we included them officially in the fun, and enlisted Curator of American Art John Stuart Gordon volunteered to bestow prizes to the first and second team.

The scavenger hunts are downloadable below, free to use. Two businesses in the area have used them for team-building exercizes. The large majority of the works to be hunted are still within view.

 

Hunt #1: 11' x 17" Click to view/download pdf


Hunt #2: 8.5' x 11" Click to view/download pdf