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Spanish Art in Spanish

Spanish Language tours are only offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Grades 9 through 12

During this two-building tour, students explore and compare the style, subject matter, and technique of artists ranging from El Greco to Picasso.

Tours conducted in Spanish by fluent speakers are intended for advanced high school language students. This tour has limited availability. If a Spanish-language docent is not available for your requested time slot, the Gallery can make an English-language tour available as an alternative.

Looking and Learning Skills

On this tour, students will practice the following skills:

· making and voicing careful observations;
· formulating questions that demonstrate curiosity and engagement.
· comparing different works of art and articulating connections between them;
· reasoning with evidence from the works of art and using them as primary source materials; and
· connecting tour ideas to prior knowledge and experience

Examples of Works Featured on Tour

Logistical Information

Group Size: Up to 30 students
Length: 90 minutes
Meeting Location: West Building Rotunda

Additional Gallery Resources

"The Farm (La masía)," 1921–1922, by Joan Miró

Download poster (PDF 882KB)

This bilingual poster of The Farm by Spanish artist Joan Miró is designed to be a primary source for you to display and use in your classroom. We hope that this poster will generate rich conversations, probing questions, and great ideas among your students, which you will be able to support and develop using the information and activities provided on the back of the poster. The poster also offers opportunities to develop content knowledge about a Spanish modern artist, his artistic process, and the idea of identity expressed through art.

Create a work of art inspired by your personal description and The Farm.

Download the writing and grid template (PDF 46KB).

Learn more about how the poster links to Common Core State Standards (PDF 77KB).

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.

Funding for the cost of bus transportation is available for Title I schools that participate in our docent-led school tours. For more information, please contact Deirdre Palmer at
[email protected] or (202) 842-6880, or use the application form.

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.