A Montessori Journey is a multisensory collection of sixty-seven photo/text panels, twelve display cases of period artifacts, two video kiosks, and classical and folk music originally selected in Vienna for Montessori classrooms in the 1920s and 1930s.
The exhibit resulted in an international effort involving Germany, the United States, Australia, and many other countries in cooperation with the Centenary Committee of the Association Montessori Internationale and the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association (NAMTA).
The Journey is about growth, independence, stages of development, of every kind of child of every color, native culture, and economic level. The exhibit culminates in a mural of children’s art of 800 images from 35 Montessori schools around the world, beginning with the origin of the universe, the interdependence of plants and animals, the emergence of humans, the rise of culture, and finally the realization of the Peaceable Kingdom, which gives the mural its name.
Before being housed in its permanent home at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota, the exhibit toured North America including San Francisco, New York, Houston, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Cleveland.
Admission: $5 per adult, voluntary donations are suggested for students
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (please call ahead 651.298.1120)