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Faces and Places
Kindergarten through Grade 3

Students will explore portraits and landscapes as a way of telling stories about people and places from the past. They will be encouraged to make personal connections and interpretations using evidence found in the works of art.

Looking and Learning Skills

During four or five tour stops, students engage in activities—such as looking exercises, simple art-making activities, and small group work—that foster conversations about works of art. On this tour, students will practice the followings skills: 

  • Drawing upon prior knowledge to generate ideas about works of art
  • Describing and sharing ideas about works of art
  • Comparing and contrasting works of art
  • Comparing past and present lifestyles

Examples of Works Featured on Tour

Logistical Information

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

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 an email confirmation in 10 business days.

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 is available to answer questions on Monday through Wednesday between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. (September through May). Please contact her at (202) 842-6249 [email protected].

Also see our Frequently Asked Questions about School Tours.

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