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Schedule Your Tour

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

You may also use the link below to expedite your scheduling.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1prVA8970vUjrTBNa6c-lMMt8JWJxqWwefeyjqihNuOA/edit

The information from this form will be submitted to request your tour. Please note that submission of this form does not secure your tour. A Taubman Museum of Art staff member will contact you with further information to confirm your trip details.

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 June 7, 2020

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.11
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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riverrun: New works by ray kass

Ray Kass has created three new large-scale watercolor polyptychs specifically for his exhibition on our gallery level. In addition to viewing these massive paintings, students will get to learn about the tools and materials he uses in his complex working methods. Kass’s work hints at natural elements, combining earth, air, fire and water as both medium and subject.

After viewing the works in his gallery, students will use Kass' distinct art process to create their own work of art. Students will work with a variety of media to recreate the beautiful colors and textures that make Kass' work so iconic.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: riverrun: New Works by Ray Kass
Availability: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Saturday, Aprill 11, 2020

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

SOL Connections

Kindergarten
Visual Arts: K.1-K.5, K.7-K.10, K.12-K.18
English: K.1, K.7, K.10
Science: K.3-K.7, K.11

1st Grade
Visual Arts: 1.1-1.21
English: 1.1, 1.7
Science: 1.3,1.5-1.8

2nd Grade
Visual Arts: 2.1-2.5, 2.7-2.9, 2.15-2.21
English: 2.1
Science: 2.3-2.8

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 June 7, 2020

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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riverrun: New works by Ray Kass

Ray Kass has created three new large-scale watercolor polyptychs specifically for his exhibition on our gallery level. In addition to viewing these massive paintings, students will get to learn about the tools and materials he uses in his complex working methods. Kass’s work hints at natural elements, combining earth, air, fire and water as both medium and subject.

After viewing the works in his gallery, students will use Kass' distinct art process to create their own work of art. Students will work with a variety of media to recreate the beautiful colors and textures that make Kass' work so iconic.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: riverrun: New Works by Ray Kass
Availability: Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Saturday, Aprill 11, 2020

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

SOL Connections

3rd Grade
Visual Arts: 3.1-3.8, 3.11-3.23
English: 3.1
Science: 3.3-3.8

4th Grade
Visual Arts: 4.1-4.9, 4.11, 4.15-4.23
English: 4.1
Science: 4.2-4.4, 4.6c, 4.7, 4.8

5th Grade
Visual Arts: 5.1-5.9, 5.11, 5.15-5.24
English: 5.1
Science: 5.9

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 June 7, 2020

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

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 - 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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RIVERRUN: NEW WORKS BY RAY KASS

Ray Kass has created three new large-scale watercolor polyptychs specifically for his exhibition on our gallery level. In addition to viewing these massive paintings, students will get to learn about the tools and materials he uses in his complex working methods. Kass’s work hints at natural elements, combining earth, air, fire and water as both medium and subject.

After viewing the works in his gallery, students will use Kass' distinct art process to create their own work of art. Students will work with a variety of media to recreate the beautiful colors and textures that make Kass' work so iconic.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
 riverrun: New Works by Ray Kass
Availability: 
Saturday, November 02, 2019 - Saturday, Aprill 11, 2020

SOL Connections

6th Grade
Visual Arts: 6.2-6.5, 6.9-6.19
English: 6.1
Science: 6.6, 6.8, 6.9

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

8th Grade
Visual Arts: 8.3-8.8, 8.13-8.22

Visual Arts:
Art I: Art Foundations: AI.2-AI.5, AI.7, AI.8, AI.11-AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.2-AII.10, AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.3-AIII.8, AIII.10-AIII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.3-AIV.15, AIV.17-AIV.20

Earth Science: ES.8, ES.10, ES.12

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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: Call to confirm
Availability: During the School Year