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Nature in Art
Kindergarten through Grade 3

Requests for fall tours (September 23 – December 6, 2019) will be accepted from August 1 through November 8, 2019.

If you could step into a landscape, what would you hear or feel? This tour explores how artists depict the natural world and invites students to use their imaginations while exploring art and the themes of nature.

Looking and Learning Skills

During four or five tour stops in the galleries, students engage in activities—such as careful-looking exercises and small group work—that foster conversations about works of art. On this tour, students will practice the following skills:
• Drawing on prior knowledge to generate ideas about works of art.
• Observing, describing, and sharing ideas about nature in art.
• Comparing and contrasting works of art that depict nature.
• Discovering art as a way to explore and connect to nature.

Examples of Works Featured on Tour

Logistical Information

Group Size: Up to 90 students
Length: 60 minutes
Meeting Location: West Building Rotunda

Additional Gallery Resources


Tour Request Form

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 e-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.


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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