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Contact Community Engagement Coordinator, Lisa Kraushaar at 540.204.4127 or lkraushaar@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

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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Virginia Arcadia: THe Natural Bridge in American Art

The exhibition, Virginia Arcadia, highlights the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece. The exhibition examines its image in paintings, prints, decorative arts, photography and more. In this tour, students will learn about the Monacan Indians who lived at the Natural Bridge and will discover their basked making traditions. Students will then have the opportunity to create their own basket pattern designs.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art
Availability: Until August 7, 2022

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

Visual Arts SOLs:
K.2, K.6, K.7, K.12; 1.6, 1.7, 1.12, 1.15; 2.2, 2.6, 2.7, 2.15, 2.16

3rd-5th Grade Tours


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Virginia Arcadia: THe Natural Bridge in American Art

The exhibition, Virginia Arcadia, highlights the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley's breathtaking centerpiece. The exhibition examines its image in paintings, prints, decorative arts, photography and more. During the tour, students will learn more about the Monacan Indians who lived at the Natural Bridge and will discover their basket making traditions. Students will also try their hand at simple weaving techniques. 

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art
Availability: Until August 7, 2022

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

Visual Arts SOLs:
3.6, 3.7, 3.15, 3.16; 4.6, 4.7, 4.16, 4.17; 5.6, 5.7, 5.15, 5.16, 5.17

Other Applicable SOLS: VS.1, VS.2 (e), VS.2 (f), VS.2 (g)

6th-12th Grade Tours


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Virginia Arcadia: THe Natural Bridge in American Art

The exhibition, Virginia Arcadia, highlights the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Students will explore the significance of the Natural Bridge throughout history, discover how it was formed and be inspired by its many stories. This two part tour will incorporate Virginia studies, art history and local geography in a fun and interactive experience for students where they will create their own Natural Bridge commemorative sticker design. An emphasis will be placed on how artists use the principles of design to create memorabilia artworks. 

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art
Availability: Until August 7, 2022

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

Visual Arts SOLs:
6.1, 6.3, 6.6, 6.7, 6.12, 6.15; 7.1, 7.3, 7.6, 7.7, 7.11, 7.12, 7.14; 8.1, 8.3, 8.4, 8.6, 8.7, 8.12, 8.15; AI.1, AI.2, AI.3, AI.4, AI.6, AI.17; AII.1, AII.3, AII.6, AII.12, AII.16, AII.17; AIII.2, AIII.3, AIII.4, AIII.6, AIII.14, AIII.17; AIV.2, AI3, AIV.4, AIV.6, AIV.14, AIV.17