Grades 6 through 12
The National Gallery of Art will offer a selection of in-person and virtual tours (using Zoom) for fall 2022.
Requests for all tours (October 3 – December 2) will be accepted from August 1 – November 4, 2022
Explore how French art evolved over 150 years looking at artists such as David, Monet, and Degas. This tour gives students a taste of French art and explores a variety of themes such as artistic styles and techniques, patronage and power, and changing subject matter as artists respond to the world around them.
Looking and Learning Skills
During four to five tour stops, students engage in activities—such as looking exercises and small-group work—that foster conversations about works of art. On this tour, students will practice the following skills:
• Reasoning with evidence from works of art and using them as primary sources from which to gather ideas about French art and culture.
• Developing new perspectives about French art, culture, and history;
• Making and voicing careful observations.
• Formulating questions that demonstrate curiosity and engagement.
• Comparing different works of art and articulating connections between them.
• Connecting tour ideas to prior knowledge and experience.
Examples of Works Featured on Tour
In-Person Tour Information
Group Size: Up to 90 students
Length: 75 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.