Art Investigators: Modern Art
Ages 4 to 6, Kindergarten through Grade 3
As “art investigators,” students will look for clues, explore artists’ choices, and use their imaginations to learn about modern and contemporary art. This tour will introduce students to the museum and the basic elements of art.
Looking and Learning Skills
During four or five tour stops, students engage in activities—looking exercises, simple art-making activities, and small group work—that foster conversations around works of art. The following skills are promoted:
• Observing, describing, and sharing ideas about the works of art.
• Developing ideas about art by drawing on clues, prior knowledge, and imagination.
• Becoming familiar with the museum setting.
Examples of Works Featured on Tour
Group Size: Up to 90 students
Length: 60 minutes
Meeting Location: East Building Atrium
Additional Gallery Resources
Requests for winter/spring tours (January 9–June 2, 2017) will begin on December 1 and run through May 5, 2017.
Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Groups must contain at least 15 students.
Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter via mail in 10 business days (14 days for Spanish-language tours).