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Contact Education Coordinator, Alison Lee at 540.204.4101 or alee@taubmanmuseum.org.

All Grades Tour


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Art Quest

Art Quest tours provide teachers and students the opportunity to see the highlights of all exhibits on display. Teachers can work with the Children's Education Manager to request certain exhibits to focus on. Teachers also receive extended learning lessons that connect to the theme.

Duration: 60 minutes
Availability: All Year

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Scout Badge Lessons

The museum offers scouts the opportunity to work toward their Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, or All Around Art badges!

Duration: 90 minutes
Availability: All Year
Cost: $12 per scout; Scout Leaders and Chaperones are free

Preschool Tours


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I-Spy

I – Spy tours are specifically designed for preschool groups.  Students create and decorate a pair of binoculars then use them on their guided gallery visit.  Students are encouraged to look for details such as colors, shapes, patterns and textures.  The tour is broken into 2, 15 minute sections followed by 30 minutes in our Art Venture interactive gallery.  I-Spy tours are an effective way to reinforce early learning concepts outside the classroom.

Duration: 60 minutes
Availability: All Year
Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 children required), additional chaperones $5

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Tours


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Outside Eyes 

The exhibition, Outside Eyes, highlights the interpretation expertise of an array of individuals from various disciplines such as writing, medicine, fashion, finance, and music among others. Students will explore different careers being depicted in artwork. Using the works in the gallery for inspiration, students will have the opportunity to identify various careers, and will then create their own depiction of what they want to be when they grow up by drawing, coloring, and decorating with symbols.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Outside Eyes: New Perspectives on the Collection
Availability: Until February 18, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections
Kindergarten: English: K.1, K.2, K.7; Math: K.1, K.4, K.9, K.10, K.13; Science: K.2, K.4, K.9, K.10, K.11; History and Social Science: K.1, K.2; Visual Arts:  K.1 - K.18

1st Grade: English:  1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.7; Math: 1.11, 1.13; Visual Arts: 1.1 - 1.21

2nd Grade: English: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4; Math: 2.13, 2.16; History and Social; Science: 2.3, 2.12; Visual Arts: 2.1 - 2.8, 2.11 - 2.21

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colette Fu: We are tiger dragon people

Through pop-up books, Roanoke native Colette Fu documents her ongoing travels through China’s Yunnan Province, her ancestral home. This exhibition not only follows Fu’s work in China, but also showcases earlier artworks inspired by unique destinations around the United States, demonstrating Fu’s process from photography to meticulously composed collages brought to life through lightboxes and three dimensional structures. Fu’s centerpiece of the exhibition is the world’s largest pop-up book titled Tao Hua Yuan Ji, which measures 13.8 x 21 feet when open. This massive paper structure, inspired by a Jin Dynasty poem about a secret utopian valley, depicts a cave ensconced in giant peach blossoms that Fu visited in 2008. Standing nearly 5-feet tall at its apex, the paper cave is large enough to crawl inside.

In addition to learning about the Yunnan Province, where 25 of China’s 55 minority tribes live, students will also explore the art of storytelling while observing Fu’s ornate pop-up books, then create their own three dimensional artwork using a variety of techniques.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
Colette Fu: We Are Tiger Dragon People
Availability: 
February 2, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

Kindergarten: English: K.1, K.2, K.7; History and Social Science: K.1, K.2, K.3, K.4, K.5, K.7; Visual Arts: K.1 - K.6, K.8-K.18

1st Grade: English: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7; Visual Arts: 1.1-1.21

2nd Grade: English: 2.1, 2.8; Visual Arts: 2.1-2.8, 2.11-2.21

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MIdwest Paint Group and Invited guests: self-portraits

The present exhibition features self-portraits by twelve Midwest Group Painters alongside an equal number of self-portraits by guest artists. Some of the painters, such as Janet Niewald, Jan Knipe, and Bill White, live and work in the Roanoke region or have connections to it. The exhibition ranges from bust portraits against a neutral ground to portrayals that incorporate evocative interior or landscape spaces, and beyond this to a few paintings in which the artist is not represented literally but instead indirectly through allusive objects or motifs.

After viewing the portraits in the gallery, students will discuss literal and figurative art, and create their own self-portrait inspired by the works in the exhibition.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self-Portraits

Availability: 
February 16, 2019 - August 11, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

Kindergarten:
Visual Arts: K.1 - K.18
English: K.1-K.2, K.7, K.8, K.10-K.12

1st Grade:
Visual Arts: 1.1 – 1.11, 1.13-1.21
English: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.11-1.14

2nd Grade:
Visual Arts: 2.1-2.3, 2.5-2.9, 2.14-2.21
English: 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10-2.12

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Bob trotman: business as usual

Bob Trotman’s series Business as Usual is a constantly evolving body of work that satirizes the world of corporate business and high finance by reinterpreting it through the eye of a master artist/craftsman. The Taubman Museum of Art’s presentation of this exhibition will debut several new sculptures in addition to artworks from various institutions and collections to explore Trotman’s rich body of work. 

After viewing and discussing Trotman’s work, students will create their own 3-dimensional sculpture, using design, building, and carving skills.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
Bob Trotman: Business as Usual
Availability: 
March 2, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

Kindergarten:
Visual Arts: K.1 - K.18

1st Grade:
Visual Arts: 1.1-1.21

2nd Grade:
Visual Arts: 2.1-2.21

 

 

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memory painting: harriet french turner and queena stovall

During the middle of the 20th century, a group of untrained women painters gained critical recognition for their works documenting day-to-day activities from their pasts. The most famous of these painters was Anna Robertson or “Grandma Moses,” but Virginia natives Harriet French Turner of Roanoke and Queena Stovall of Lynchburg were recognized for their lively, colorful depictions of their locale and memories. These women started to paint in their 60s, after having raised their families, and with recently gained time to reflect on their yesteryears.

Whereas Harriet French Turner emphasizes the natural world in her painting, Queena Stovall’s subjects are most often people and their activities. 

It is important to note the respect shown by trained artists and scholars for these self-taught women artists, who moved against the abstract painting and philosophy so prevalent during the post-World War II period. Perhaps these women were seen as a counterbalance to the titanic compositions and conflicts explored in the largely male world of Abstract Expressionism, and to the changes at large in post-war America. Their work can be seen as a reflection of Turner’s and Stovall’s pasts, but must also be recognized as personal new beginnings, an establishment of late-life careers. 

Students will study the works in the gallery and create their own piece of art inspired by the work of Turner and Stovall, using their own favorite memory as inspiration.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
Memory Painting: Harriet French Turner and Queena Stovall
Availability: 
March 9, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

Kindergarten:
Visual Arts: K.1 - K.18
English: K.1-K.2, K.7, K.8, K.10-K.12

1st Grade:
Visual Arts: 1.1 – 1.11, 1.13-1.21
English: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.11-1.14

2nd Grade:
Visual Arts: 2.1-2.3, 2.5-2.9, 2.14-2.21
English: 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8, 2.10-2.12

3rd-5th Grade Tours


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outside Eyes

The exhibition, Outside Eyes, highlights the interpretation expertise of an array of individuals from various disciplines such as writing, medicine, fashion, finance, and music among others. Using the works in the gallery for inspiration, the students will take a career-focused tour, use and share their interpretation skills, as well as create a piece of art that encourages them to consider their career goals and aspirations. This gallery includes paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, drawings, and glass. After comparing and contrasting the works in the gallery, students will create their interpretation of their own career aspirations and goals using a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Outside Eyes: New Perspectives on the Collection
Availability: Until February 18, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

3rd Grade: English:3.1, 3.3 - 3.6; Math: 3.16; History and Social Science: 3.12; Visual Arts: 3.1 - 3.9, 3.11, 3.14 - 3.16, 3.18 - 3.23

4th Grade: English: 4.1, 4.3, 4.4; Math: 4.11; Visual Arts: 4.1 - 4.9, 4.11 - 4.23

5th Grade: English: 5.1, 5.5; Visual Arts: 5.1 - 5.5, 5.7, 5.9, 5.12 - 5.16, 5.18 - 5.24

 

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Colette Fu: we are tiger dragon people 

Through pop-up books, Roanoke native Colette Fu documents her ongoing travels through China’s Yunnan Province, her ancestral home. This exhibition not only follows Fu’s work in China, but also showcases earlier artworks inspired by unique destinations around the United States, demonstrating Fu’s process from photography to meticulously composed collages brought to life through lightboxes and three dimensional structures. Fu’s centerpiece of the exhibition is the world’s largest pop-up book titled Tao Hua Yuan Ji, which measures 13.8 x 21 feet when open. This massive paper structure, inspired by a Jin Dynasty poem about a secret utopian valley, depicts a cave ensconced in giant peach blossoms that Fu visited in 2008. Standing nearly 5-feet tall at its apex, the paper cave is large enough to crawl inside.

In addition to learning about the Yunnan Province, where 25 of China’s 55 minority tribes live, students will also explore the art of storytelling while observing Fu’s ornate pop-up books, then create their own three dimensional artwork using a variety of techniques.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Colette Fu: We are Tiger Dragon People 
Availability: February 2 - September 8, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections 

3rd Grade: English: 3.1, 3.3, 3.6; History and Social Science: 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11; Visual Arts: 3.3,  3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9, 3.11, 3.13, 3.18-3.23

4th Grade: English: 4.1, 4.3, 4.4; Visual Arts: 4.1 -4.5, 4.11, 4.12- 4.15, 4.18-4.23

5th Grade: English: 5.1; Visual Arts: 5.1-5.5, 5.7, 5.9, 5.12-5.16, 5.18-5.24

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Midwest Paint group and invited guests: self-portraits

The exhibition features self-portraits by twelve Midwest Group Painters alongside an equal number of self-portraits by guest artists. Some of the painters, such as Janet Niewald, Jan Knipe, and Bill White, live and work in the Roanoke region or have connections to it. The exhibition ranges from bust portraits against a neutral ground to portrayals that incorporate evocative interior or landscape spaces, and beyond this to a few paintings in which the artist is not represented literally but instead indirectly through allusive objects or motifs.

While the Midwest Paint Group is committed to figurative art, they find inspiration diversely from a variety of traditions, not only Old Master painting and other pre-abstract traditions, but also from the abstracting tendencies of twentieth-century modernism and even the formal strategies of abstraction itself. The self-portraits in the exhibition recall artists and styles as varied as Cézanne’s Post-Impressionism, Kirchner’s Expressionism, and de Chirico’s Surrealism. As Gabriel Laderman wrote about the Midwest Paint Group in 2005, “They are perhaps more generally committed to the motif and the kind of forming which develops the motif into a painting full of all the joys of abstraction, but in place in a landscape or figure composition. They do not turn their backs on 20th-century modernism, but they can use it to step back into previous centuries and learn from constructional artists there, too.”

After viewing the portraits in the gallery, students will discuss literal and figurative art, and create their own self-portrait inspired by the works in the exhibition.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self-Portraits
Availability: February 16 - August 11, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections 

3rd Grade:
Visual Arts: 3.1-3.4, 3.6-3.9, 3.11-3.14, 3.18-3.20, 3.22, 3.23
English: 3.1, 3.3-3.6, 3.8-3.10

4th Grade:
Visual Arts: 4.1-4.9, 4.11-4.13, 4.15, 4.18-4.23
English: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.7, 4.8

5th Grade:
Visual Arts: 5.1-5.4, 5.7, 5.11-5.24
English: 5.1, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8

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bob trotman: business as usual 

Bob Trotman’s series Business as Usual is a constantly evolving body of work that satirizes the world of corporate business and high finance by reinterpreting it through the eye of a master artist/craftsman. The Taubman Museum of Art’s presentation of this exhibition will debut several new sculptures in addition to artworks from various institutions and collections to explore Trotman’s rich body of work. 

After viewing and discussing Trotman’s work, students will create their own 3-dimensional sculpture, using design, building, and carving skills.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Bob Trotman: Business as Usual
Availability: March 2 - October 6, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections 

3rd Grade:
Visual Arts: 3.1-3.23

4th Grade:
Visual Arts: 4.1-4.9, 4.11-4.23

5th Grade:
Visual Arts: 5.1-5.4, 5.6-5.9, 5.11-5.24

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memory painting: harriet french turner and queena stovall

During the middle of the 20th century, a group of untrained women painters gained critical recognition for their works documenting day-to-day activities from their pasts. The most famous of these painters was Anna Robertson or “Grandma Moses,” but Virginia natives Harriet French Turner of Roanoke and Queena Stovall of Lynchburg were recognized for their lively, colorful depictions of their locale and memories. These women started to paint in their 60s, after having raised their families, and with recently gained time to reflect on their yesteryears.

Whereas Harriet French Turner emphasizes the natural world in her painting, Queena Stovall’s subjects are most often people and their activities. 

It is important to note the respect shown by trained artists and scholars for these self-taught women artists, who moved against the abstract painting and philosophy so prevalent during the post-World War II period. Perhaps these women were seen as a counterbalance to the titanic compositions and conflicts explored in the largely male world of Abstract Expressionism, and to the changes at large in post-war America. Their work can be seen as a reflection of Turner’s and Stovall’s pasts, but must also be recognized as personal new beginnings, an establishment of late-life careers. 

Students will study the works in the gallery and create their own piece of art inspired by the work of Turner and Stovall, using their own favorite memory as inspiration.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
Memory Painting: Harriet French Turner and Queena Stovall
Availability: 
March 9, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

3rd Grade:
Visual Arts: 3.1-3.4, 3.6-3.9, 3.11-3.14, 3.18-3.20, 3.22, 3.23
English: 3.1, 3.3-3.6, 3.8-3.10

4th Grade:
Visual Arts: 4.1-4.9, 4.11-4.13, 4.15, 4.18-4.23
English: 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.7, 4.8

5th Grade:
Visual Arts: 5.1-5.4, 5.7, 5.11-5.24
English: 5.1, 5.4, 5.7, 5.8

 

6th-12th Grade Tours


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Outside Eyes

The exhibition, Outside Eyes, highlights the interpretation expertise of an array of individuals from various disciplines such as writing, medicine, fashion, finance, and music among others. Using the works in the gallery for inspiration, the students will take a career-focused tour, use and share their interpretation skills, as well as create a piece of art that encourages them to consider their career goals and aspirations. Featuring a broad sampling that includes paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, drawings, and glass, Outside Eyes focuses on artists who came to the forefront between the 19th century and today, a particularly dynamic period in art being made worldwide. After comparing and contrasting the works in the gallery, students will create their interpretation of their own career aspirations and goals using a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Outside Eyes: New Perspectives on the Collection
Availability: Until February 18, 2019

Price: $5 per students, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students required), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections
6th Grade: English: 6.1; Visual Arts: 6.2 - 6.5, 6.9 - 6.19

7th Grade: English:  7.1 - 7.2, 7.4; Visual Arts: 7.2 - 7.6, 7.10 - 7.20

8th Grade: English: 8.1, 8.4; Visual Arts: 8.2 - 8.8, 8.12 - 8.22

9th Grade: English: 9.3

10th Grade: English: 10.3

12th Grade: English: 12.2, 12.3

High School Visual Arts SOL’s:
Art I: Art Foundations: AI.2 - AI.5, AI.8, AI.11, AI.13 - AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.2 - AII.8, AII.12 - AI.17, AII.19 - AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.2 - AIII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.2 - AIV.15, AIV.17 - AIV.20

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Colette fu: We are tiger dragon people 

Through pop-up books, Roanoke native Colette Fu documents her ongoing travels through China’s Yunnan Province, her ancestral home. This exhibition not only follows Fu’s work in China, but also showcases earlier artworks inspired by unique destinations around the United States, demonstrating Fu’s process from photography to meticulously composed collages brought to life through lightboxes and three dimensional structures. Fu’s centerpiece of the exhibition is the world’s largest pop-up book titled Tao Hua Yuan Ji, which measures 13.8 x 21 feet when open. This massive paper structure, inspired by a Jin Dynasty poem about a secret utopian valley, depicts a cave ensconced in giant peach blossoms that Fu visited in 2008. Standing nearly 5-feet tall at its apex, the paper cave is large enough to crawl inside.

In addition to learning about the Yunnan Province, where 25 of China’s 55 minority tribes live, students will also explore the art of storytelling while observing Fu’s ornate pop-up books, then create their own three dimensional artwork using a variety of techniques.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Colette Fu: We are Tiger Dragon People 
Availability: February 2 - September 8, 2019

Price: $5 per students, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students required), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections 

6th Grade: English: 6.1; Visual Arts: 6.2-6.5, 6.9-6.19

7th Grade: English: 7.1, 7.2, 7.4; Visual Arts: 7.2-7.6, 7.10-7.20

8th Grade: English:  8.1, 8.4; Visual Arts: 8.2-8.8, 8.12-8.22

9th Grade: English: 9.3

10th Grade: English: 10.3

12th Grade: English: 12.2, 12.3

World Geography: WG.1, WG.2, WG.3, WG.4, WG.8, WG.10, WG. 14, WG.17

World History and Geography: WHI.2, WHI.3, WHI.4, WHI.11

Visual Arts:
Art I: Art Foundations: AI.2-AI.5, AI.8, AI.11, AI.13-AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.2 - AII.8, AII.12-AII.17, AII.19-AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.2 - AII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.2-AIV.15, AIV.17-AIV.20

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Midwest paint group and invited guests: self-portraits

The present exhibition features self-portraits by twelve Midwest Group Painters alongside an equal number of self-portraits by guest artists. Some of the painters, such as Janet Niewald, Jan Knipe, and Bill White, live and work in the Roanoke region or have connections to it. The exhibition ranges from bust portraits against a neutral ground to portrayals that incorporate evocative interior or landscape spaces, and beyond this to a few paintings in which the artist is not represented literally but instead indirectly through allusive objects or motifs.

While the Midwest Paint Group is committed to figurative art, they find inspiration diversely from a variety of traditions, not only Old Master painting and other pre-abstract traditions, but also from the abstracting tendencies of twentieth-century modernism and even the formal strategies of abstraction itself. The self-portraits in the exhibition recall artists and styles as varied as Cézanne’s Post-Impressionism, Kirchner’s Expressionism, and de Chirico’s Surrealism. As Gabriel Laderman wrote about the Midwest Paint Group in 2005, “They are perhaps more generally committed to the motif and the kind of forming which develops the motif into a painting full of all the joys of abstraction, but in place in a landscape or figure composition. They do not turn their backs on 20th-century modernism, but they can use it to step back into previous centuries and learn from constructional artists there, too.”

After viewing the portraits in the gallery, students will discuss literal and figurative art, and create their own self-portrait inspired by the works in the exhibition.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Midwest Paint Group and Invited Guests: Self-Portraits
Availability: February 16 - August 11, 2019

Price: $5 per students, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students required), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections 

6th Grade:
Visual Arts: 6.2-6.5, 6.9-6.19
English: 6.1, 6.4, 6.7, 6.8

7th Grade:
Visual Arts: 7.2-7.5, 7.7, 7.10-7.20
English: 7.1, 7.4, 7.7, 7.8

8th Grade:
Visual Arts: 8.4-8.7, 8.9-8.10, 8.12-8.17, 8.19-8.22
English: 8.1, 8.7, 8.8

9th Grade:
English: 9.1, 9.6, 9.7

10th Grade:
English: 10.1, 10.6, 10.7

11th Grade:
English: 11.1, 11.6, 11.7

12th Grade:
English: 12.1, 12.6, 12.7

Visual Arts:
Art I: Art Foundations: AI.2-AI.5, AI.7-AI.12, AI.14-AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.2-AII.10, AII.12-AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.3, AIII.4, AIII.6-AIII.8, AIII.10-AIII.23, AIII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.3-AIV.8, AIV.10-AIV.15, AIV.17-AIV.20

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bob trotman: business as usual 

Bob Trotman’s series Business as Usual is a constantly evolving body of work that satirizes the world of corporate business and high finance by reinterpreting it through the eye of a master artist/craftsman. The Taubman Museum of Art’s presentation of this exhibition will debut several new sculptures in addition to artworks from various institutions and collections to explore Trotman’s rich body of work. 

After viewing and discussing Trotman’s work, students will create their own 3-dimensional sculpture, using design, building, and carving skills.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Bob Trotman: Business as Usual
Availability: March 2 - October 6, 2019

Price: $5 per students, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students required), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections 

6th Grade:
Visual Arts: 6.2-6.19

7th Grade:
Visual Arts: 7.2-7.6, 7.8-7.20

8th Grade:
Visual Arts: 8.3-8.22

Art I: Art Foundations: AI.2-AI.9, AI.12-AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.2-AII.10, AII.12-AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.3-AIII.8, AIII.10-AIII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.3, AIV.5-AIV.8, AIV.10-AIV.15, AIV.17-AIV.20

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memory painting: harriet french turner and queena stovall

During the middle of the 20th century, a group of untrained women painters gained critical recognition for their works documenting day-to-day activities from their pasts. The most famous of these painters was Anna Robertson or “Grandma Moses,” but Virginia natives Harriet French Turner of Roanoke and Queena Stovall of Lynchburg were recognized for their lively, colorful depictions of their locale and memories. These women started to paint in their 60s, after having raised their families, and with recently gained time to reflect on their yesteryears.

Whereas Harriet French Turner emphasizes the natural world in her painting, Queena Stovall’s subjects are most often people and their activities. 

It is important to note the respect shown by trained artists and scholars for these self-taught women artists, who moved against the abstract painting and philosophy so prevalent during the post-World War II period. Perhaps these women were seen as a counterbalance to the titanic compositions and conflicts explored in the largely male world of Abstract Expressionism, and to the changes at large in post-war America. Their work can be seen as a reflection of Turner’s and Stovall’s pasts, but must also be recognized as personal new beginnings, an establishment of late-life careers. 

Students will study the works in the gallery and create their own piece of art inspired by the work of Turner and Stovall, using their own favorite memory as inspiration.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
Memory Painting: Harriet French Turner and Queena Stovall
Availability: 
March 9, 2019 - August 25, 2019

Price: $5 per student, required chaperones free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person

SOL Connections

6th Grade:
Visual Arts: 6.2-6.5, 6.9-6.19
English: 6.1, 6.4, 6.7, 6.8

7th Grade:
Visual Arts: 7.2-7.5, 7.7, 7.10-7.20
English: 7.1, 7.4, 7.7, 7.8

8th Grade:
Visual Arts: 8.4-8.7, 8.9-8.10, 8.12-8.17, 8.19-8.22
English: 8.1, 8.7, 8.8

9th Grade:
English: 9.1, 9.6, 9.7

10th Grade:
English: 10.1, 10.6, 10.7

11th Grade:
English: 11.1, 11.6, 11.7

12th Grade:
English: 12.1, 12.6, 12.7

Visual Arts:
Art I: Art Foundations: AI.2-AI.5, AI.7-AI.12, AI.14-AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.2-AII.10, AII.12-AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.3, AIII.4, AIII.6-AIII.8, AIII.10-AIII.23, AIII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.3-AIV.8, AIV.10-AIV.15, AIV.17-AIV.20

 

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Language Tours

Join us for a linguistic experience like no other!  Middle and High School students are invited to strengthen listening and conversation skills in German, French, or Spanish while enjoying the Taubman’s fantastic exhibitions. To best enjoy the touring experience, the level of fluency can be adjusted based on individual class needs. Language tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $8 per student, required teachers and chaperones are free (1 per 10 students), additional chaperones $5 per person
Availability: During the School Year