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Grades 9–12

American Art

How does art send messages about a nation and its identity? During this tour, students explore the historical and cultural connections in works of American art.

Breaking the Rules

What is modern about modern art? Students investigate the ways artists "break the rules" when they depart from realistic representation, use innovative techniques, and engage the viewer as a partner in the creation of meaning.

Every Picture Tells a Story

Paintings are more than just pictures in a frame—they are unfolding stories with multiple perspectives. During this tour, students will learn to "read" works of art by identifying characters, setting, and plot, and by creating dialogue.

French Art

This tour gives students a taste of French art and explores a variety of themes, such as artistic styles, portraits of historical figures, scenes from everyday life, and images of patronage and power.


Which significant episode or moment in a mythological story did an artist choose to depict, and why? This tour unravels Greek and Roman myths, which artists through the ages have depicted with great drama and imagination.

Perspective Taking through Art

Art can be a powerful tool for cultivating empathy, respect, and self-awareness. On this tour, students will experience two or three works of art from different perspectives using creative writing, visual notetaking, and movement techniques.

Renaissance Art

Students will explore such artistic developments as perspective and the naturalistic representation of the human figure, and how these stylistic changes were influenced by scientific discovery and the rise of humanism.

Sculpture and Sketching

From figurative bronzes and marble carvings to objects that challenged conventional ideas about sculpture, students investigate materials and techniques as well as the works' subjects and functions.

Spanish Art

Students explore and compare the style, subject matter, and technique of artists ranging from El Greco to Picasso.

Spanish-Language Tours

Tours of the permanent collection conducted in Spanish by fluent speakers are intended for advanced high school language students.

Spanish Art in Spanish

High School Programs

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