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Art Investigators: Exploring Modern Art

Ages 4 to 6, Kindergarten through Grade 3

As “art investigators,” students will look for clues, discover artists’ choices, and use their imaginations to explore modern and contemporary art. This tour will include simple art-making activities designed to help students think creatively and make personal connections to the works of art.  

Looking and Learning Skills

During three or four tour stops, students engage in activities—looking exercises, art-making activities, and small group work—that foster conversations and extend students’ understanding of the artists’ creative process. 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.
  • Making personal connections with the works of art.
  • Feeling a sense of belonging in the museum setting.

Examples of Works Featured on Tour

Logistical Information

Group Size: Up to 90 students
Length: 75 minutes; offered at 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.
Meeting Location: East Building Atrium

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