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Spanish Art
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.

Please note this tour is given in English. If you wish to request a Spanish-language tour, please see information about Spanish Art in Spanish.

Looking and Learning Skills

This tour, with five or six stops in the galleries, includes discussion and sketching to encourage participants to develop their own ideas and interpretations based on careful observation. On this tour, students will practice the following skills:
• Reasoning with evidence from the works of art and using them as primary sources on Spanish art and culture.
• Making and articulating careful observations.
• Formulating questions that demonstrate curiosity and engagement.
• Comparing and connecting different works of art.
• Connecting tour ideas to prior knowledge and experience.

Examples of Works Featured on Tour

Logistical Information

Group Size: Up to 60 students
Length: 90 minutes; offered at 12:30 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
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.

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.

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