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Nature in Art
Kindergarten through Grade 3

If you could step into a landscape, what would you hear or feel? This tour explores how artists depict the natural world and invites students to use their imaginations while exploring art and the themes of nature.

Looking and Learning Skills

During four or five tour stops in the galleries, students engage in activities—such as careful-looking exercises and small group work—that foster conversations about works of art. On this tour, students will practice the following skills:
• Drawing on prior knowledge to generate ideas about works of art.
• Observing, describing, and sharing ideas about nature in art.
• Comparing and contrasting works of art that depict nature.
• Discovering art as a way to explore and connect to nature.

Examples of Works Featured on Tour

Logistical Information

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

Additional Gallery Resources


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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