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Ages 4–6

Art Investigators: Faces and Places

As “art investigators,” students will look for clues to help them understand portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes, and learn about people and places from the past. This tour will introduce students to the museum and show them how to look closely at works of art. 

Art Investigators: Modern Art

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.

Art Tales: "Matthew's Dream"

Art Tales is a tour designed for our youngest learners. This tour includes the reading of Leo Lionni’s book Matthew’s Dream, exploration of modern and contemporary art, and an art-making experience.

Art Tales: "Sky Color"

Art Tales is a tour designed for our youngest learners. This tour includes the reading of Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds, exploration of two landscape paintings, and an art-making experience.

Important Information

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).

Pre-Visit Information

Watch a video (grades 1-4) or download a presentation (grades 4-12) (PPT, 4MB) to show your students what to expect on their tour. Please review museum policies, location, parking, accessibility, security, lunch options, and other important visitor information.

Questions

Our tour scheduler, Jennifer Cross, is available to answer questions Monday through Wednesday (September through May). Please contact her at (202) 842-6249 or [email protected].

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions about School Tours.

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