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School Tours and Programs

Through school tours and programs at the National Gallery of Art, students of all ages will discover that art can possess multiple layers of meaning. These programs are a powerful, shared learning experience that will be memorable and meaningful.

School Tours

Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12 will encounter original works of art on docent-led tours that complement and enhance classroom learning. They will take time to look carefully, ask questions, and develop their own interpretations through open-ended discussion.

High School Programs

Specially trained museum educators lead high school students in close looking, group discussion, and reflective writing over the course of these visits. Programs may also include studio art-making and visual journaling.

Art Around the Corner

In Art Around the Corner, DC-area Title I elementary schools students visit the National Gallery of Art to engage in critical- and creative-thinking activities to make meaning from art, acquire art vocabulary in context, and create art in response to what they see. 

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