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Contact Tours and Visitor Engagement Coordinator Katrina King at 540.204.4131 or kking@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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Paul Villinski Progressive Lesson

Students will be inspired by Paul Villinski's exhibition, Farther, and his use of recycled materials to create beautiful 3D sculptures. Paul Villinski's fascination with butterflies will allow students to discuss the life cycle and habitat of butterflies as well as the importance of preserving the environment by recycling. A reading of "Butterfly Park," by Elly Mackay will enhance the gallery experience. Students will then make their own butterflies from recycled newspaper.  

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Paul Villinski: Farther
SOL Connections:  
Life Processes: K.6, K.7, 1.5, 2.4
Living Systems: 2.5
Earth Resources:K.11, 1.8
Geography: 1.6
Visual Arts: K.2, K.3, K.5, K.8, K.9, K.11, K.15, K.16

Availability: June 16, 2017-July 15, 2018

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

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Art Connections: Reclamation Progressive Lesson

Students will explore the idea of portraits and how we tell stories about who someone is through art. Students will be inspired by artist Kehinde Wiley to create their own colorful self portrait. Using stencils, portrait outlines, and tempera sticks, students will create richly patterned, brightly colored portraits of themselves that recall Wiley’s signature style.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Reclamation! Pan African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
Availability: March 3, 2018- September 2, 2018

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

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Outside Eyes Progressive Lesson

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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Hear My Voice and In OUr Own Words Progressive Lesson

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present, is a statewide Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition that will explore conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. The exhibition features 56 works spanning from 400 A.D. to the present day that illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter, style, medium, and age.  

Students will observe and learn about works and objects that each tell a story.  A wooden Raven rattle created by a Tsimshian artist, a war shirt crafted by a member of the Crow Nation in the late 19th century, and more contemporary works by Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick and Passamaquoddy basketmaker Jeremy Frey, are just a few examples of the artifacts and artwork students will enjoy. Objects in this exhibition point to the deep and intimate understanding Native Americans have of their land, and students will have the opportunity to discuss Native Americans’ history, past to present, and the important role they play in society. 

This tour also includes In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16, which features a series of prints intended to highlight the life experiences of Native Americans living in North Dakota today. Daniel Heyman, whose previous work dealt with provocative social and political issues, collaborated with Lucy Ganje, who has family ties to tribal nations in North Dakota, to produce the portfolio under the guidance of master printer Kim Fink. The two artists listened to members of North Dakota’s four remaining tribal nations talk about their personal and family histories. The series of 26 prints on handmade paper is made up of twelve pairs of portraits and broadsides that include excerpts from these interviews, plus a title page and colophon.

After viewing and discussing the works in the galleries, students will create their own piece of art using textures, prints, and symbols unique to Native American art and history.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Hear My Voice and In Our Own Words
Availability: September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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

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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Drive: Iconic American CArs and motorcycles Progressive Lesson

From one-of-a-kind concept cars to celebrity-owned roadsters, Drive: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles features an all-star cast of American automotive and motorcycle icons spanning over a half century from 1910-1965. These steel sculptures include rare, and in some cases, never-before-shared vehicles such as a 1920 Anderson "Made in Dixie", 1935 Duesenberg Model SSJ Roadster, 1948 Tucker Torpedo "Tin Goose" Prototype, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Prototype, 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. The cars and motorcycles included are iconic in their own right, and they represent the best efforts of famous inventors, coachbuilders, engineers, designers and owners.

Students will tour the gallery and discuss the cars and motorcycles from a variety of perspectives, from their mechanical and technical qualities to how they function as fine art, and even the amazing stories about their owners and the periods of history they represent and influenced. After observing the fantastical designs of the cars and motorcycles, students will then create their own car design, considering math, shapes, physics, and fine arts.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: 
Drive: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles
Availability: 
September 8, 2018 - February 3, 2019

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

SOL Connections

Kindergarten: English: K.1, K.4, K.5, K.7, K.8, K.9; Math: K.1, K.4, K.9, K.10, K.13; Science: K.1, K.4, K.6; Visual Arts: K.1 - K.18

1st Grade: English: 1.1, 1.4, 1.6, 1.7; Math: 1.11, 1.13, 1.14; Science: 1.1, 1.4, 1.8; Visual Arts: 1.1 -1.21

2nd Grade: English: 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6; Math: 2.12, 2.13, 2.16; Science: 2.1, 2.8; Visual Arts: 2.1-2.8, 2.11-2.21; History and Social Science: 2.7, 2.9

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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

3rd-5th Grade Tours


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Paul Villinski Progressive Lesson

Students will be inspired by Paul Villinski's exhibition, Farther, and his use of recycled materials to create beutiful 3D sculptures. Students will investigate the use of recycled materials to create art and how this could affect the environment. We'll discuss metamorphasis and how, like the butterfly, these works morph from something undesirable to the beautiful pieces in the gallery. Students will then create their own recycled 3D scultpure in the form of a bird.  

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Paul Villinski: Farther
SOL Connections:  
Life Processes: 3.4
Living Systems: 3.6, 4.5
Earth Resoureces: 3.10
Visual Arts: 3.3, 3.4, 3.20, 4.11, 4.13, 4.17, 5.4, 5.7, 5.15, 5.19

Availability: June 16, 2017-July 15, 2018

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

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ART CONNECTIONS: RECLAMATION PROGRESSIVE LESSON

Students will see explore how portraiture can be used to express one’s personal story, background, and aspirations. Utilizing key techniques from artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, Students will create vibrant mixed media self portraits. Inspired by Sherald’s signature portrait techniques that remove skin tone from her figures, students will draw their faces in pencil. Using tempera sticks, students will them create lush, colorful patterns for a background, recalling Wiley’s famously ornate portraits. Students will then cut out their portraits and adhere them to their backgrounds, creating a unique merging of the two distinct styles.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Reclamation! Pan African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
Availability: March 3, 2018- September 2, 2018

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

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ART CONNECTIONS: outside Eyes PROGRESSIVE LESSON

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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ART CONNECTIONS: Hear My Voice and In Our own Words PROGRESSIVE LESSON

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present, is a statewide Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition that will explore conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. The exhibition features 56 works spanning from 400 A.D. to the present day that illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter, style, medium, and age.  

Students will observe and learn about works and objects that each tell a story.  A wooden Raven rattle created by a Tsimshian artist, a war shirt crafted by a member of the Crow Nation in the late 19th century, and more contemporary works by Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick and Passamaquoddy basketmaker Jeremy Frey, are just a few examples of the artifacts and artwork students will enjoy. Objects in this exhibition point to the deep and intimate understanding Native Americans have of their land, and students will have the opportunity to discuss Native Americans’ history, past to present, and the important role they play in society. 

This tour also includes In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16, which features a series of prints intended to highlight the life experiences of Native Americans living in North Dakota today. Daniel Heyman, whose previous work dealt with provocative social and political issues, collaborated with Lucy Ganje, who has family ties to tribal nations in North Dakota, to produce the portfolio under the guidance of master printer Kim Fink. The two artists listened to members of North Dakota’s four remaining tribal nations talk about their personal and family histories. The series of 26 prints on handmade paper is made up of twelve pairs of portraits and broadsides that include excerpts from these interviews, plus a title page and colophon.

After viewing and discussing the works in the galleries, students will create their own piece of art using textures, prints, and symbols unique to Native American art and history.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Hear My Voice and In Our Own Words
Availability: September 29, 2018 - January 6, 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, 3.4 (a-f), 3.6; History and Social Science: 3.1, 3.5, 3.7-3.10, 3.11 (a, d, e), 3.12, 3.13; Math: 3.16; Science: 3.1-3.8, 3.10 , 3.11; Visual arts: 3.1 - 3.8, 3.11, 3.14-3.16, 3.18-3.23

4th Grade: English: 4.1, 4.3, 4.4-4.6; Math: 4.15; Science: 4.1, 4.5, 4.9; Visual Arts: 4.1 -4.9, 4.11-4.23

5th Grade: English: 5.1, 5.3, 5.4-5.6; Math: 5.18; Science: 5.1; Visual Arts: 5.1-5.5, 5.7, 5.9, 5.12-5.16, 5.18-5.24

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ART CONNECTIONS: Drive: Iconic American cars and motorcycles PROGRESSIVE LESSON

From one-of-a-kind concept cars to celebrity-owned roadsters, Drive: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles features an all-star cast of American automotive and motorcycle icons spanning over a half century from 1910-1965. These steel sculptures include rare, and in some cases, never-before-shared vehicles such as a 1920 Anderson "Made in Dixie", 1935 Duesenberg Model SSJ Roadster, 1948 Tucker Torpedo "Tin Goose" Prototype, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Prototype, 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. The cars and motorcycles included are iconic in their own right, and they represent the best efforts of famous inventors, coachbuilders, engineers, designers and owners.

Students will tour the gallery and discuss the cars and motorcycles from a variety of perspectives, from their mechanical and technical qualities to how they function as fine art, and even the amazing stories about their owners and the periods of history they represent and influenced. After observing the fantastical designs of the cars and motorcycles, students will then create their own car design, considering math, shapes, physics, and fine arts.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Drive: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles
Availability: September 8, 2018 - February 3, 2019

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

SOL Connections 

3rd Grade: English: 3.1, 3.3, 3.4(a-f); Math: 3.16; 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: 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.15; Visual Arts: 4.1-4.9, 4.11-4.23

5th Grade: English: 5.1, 5.2, 5.4; Math: 5.12, 5.13, 5.14, 5.18; 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 PROGRESSIVE LESSON

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

6th-12th Grade Tours


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Paul Villinski Progressive Lesson

Paul Villinski's work emphasises ideas of flight, community, and conservation. While in the exhibition, students will investigate the materials used, the scientific impact, and the personal meaning behind many of the pieces in the exhibition. A gallery activity will enhance the gallery experience before students create a bird marionette from recycled materials. 

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Paul Villinski: Farther
SOL Connections: 
Earth Resources:6.9a
Life Science: LS.10, LS.11d
Biology: BIO.8d
Art History and Cultural Context: 6.9, 6.11, 7.10, 7.10
Aesthetics: 6.16, 6.17, 7.18, 7.19, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21

Availability: June 16, 2017-July 15, 2018

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

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Art Connections: Reclamation Progressive Lesson

Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald create portrait paintings using distinct styles. Students will study these works and then create multi media self-portraits incorporating the artists’ unique techniques. Using graphite or charcoal, students will draw their faces in gradient, recalling Sherald’s tendency to remove skin tone. Then in homage to Wiley’s ornate backgrounds, students will use paper cutting techniques to make vivid patterns for their portrait backdrop. They will adhere their drawing to the paper pattern, merging the two styles into an original work of art.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Reclamation! Pan African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection
Availability: March 3, 2018- September 2, 2018

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

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Outside Eyes Lesson

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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Beth Macy & Josh Meltzer: Portraits from the frontline of the opioid epidemic Lesson

Bestselling local author Beth Macy and photojournalist Josh Meltzer, formerly of the Roanoke Times, document the frontline fighters of the opioid epidemic in Southwestern Virginia.  This exhibition displays portraits of doctors, EMTs, officers, volunteers, and loved ones who work tirelessly in the war against addiction.

This tour is designed for middle and high school students. The tour will consist of an in depth, introspective look at the portraits, a focus on interpretation and discussion of the opioid epidemic, and an increased awareness of its lethal effects on this community, and the world at large.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Beth Macy & Josh Meltzer: Portraits from the Frontline of the Opioid Epidemic
Availability: August 4 - December 30, 2018

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

SOL Connections

6th Grade: Health: 6.1 (e, f), 6.2 (c, f, g, h, k), 6.3 (i, r); English: 6.1; Visual Arts: 6.9, 6.11, 6.13-6.19

7th Grade: Health: 7.1 (i, m), 7.2 (k, l, m, o), 7.3 (h, i, j, m, n); English: 7.1, 7.2, 7.4; Visual Arts: 7.10, 7.11, 7.12, 7.14-7.20

8th Grade: Health: 8.1 (i, j, k, l) 8.2 (h, i), 8.3 (i, j); English: 8.1, 8.4; Visual Arts: 8.12, 8.14, 8.15 - 8.22

9th Grade: Health: 9.1 (h, j), 9.2 (i, j, n, s, x, y); English: 9.3

10th Grade: English: 10.6; Health: 10.1 (g, h, q, r), 10.2 (f, g, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, u, w,), 10.3 (c, d, f, n, u, v)

11th Grade: English: 11.6

12th Grade: English: 12.2, 12.6

Visual Arts: 
Art I: Art Foundations: AI.13, AI.15-AI.23
Art II: Intermediate: AII.13-AII.25
Art III: Advanced Intermediate: AIII.10, AIII.13, AIII.14, AIII.16-AIII.25
Art IV: Advanced: AIV.10, AIV.11, AIV.13-AIV.20

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Hear My Voice and In Our Own Words Progressive Lesson

Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present, is a statewide Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibition that will explore conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. The exhibition features 56 works spanning from 400 A.D. to the present day that illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter, style, medium, and age.  

Students will observe and learn about works and objects that each tell a story. A wooden Raven rattle created by a Tsimshian artist, a war shirt crafted by a member of the Crow Nation in the late 19th century, and more contemporary works by Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick and Passamaquoddy basketmaker Jeremy Frey, are just a few examples of the artifacts and artwork students will enjoy. Objects in this exhibition point to the deep and intimate understanding Native Americans have of their land, and students will have the opportunity to discuss Native Americans’ history, past to present, and the important role they play in society. 

This tour also includes In Our Own Words: Native Impressions 2015-16which features a series of prints intended to highlight the life experiences of Native Americans living in North Dakota today. Daniel Heyman, whose previous work dealt with provocative social and political issues, collaborated with Lucy Ganje, who has family ties to tribal nations in North Dakota, to produce the portfolio under the guidance of master printer Kim Fink. The two artists listened to members of North Dakota’s four remaining tribal nations talk about their personal and family histories. The series of 26 prints on handmade paper is made up of twelve pairs of portraits and broadsides that include excerpts from these interviews, plus a title page and colophon.

After viewing and discussing the works in the galleries, students will create their own piece of art using textures, prints, and symbols unique to Native American art and history.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Hear My Voice and In Our Own Words
Availability: September 29, 2018 - January 6, 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, 6.2, 6.3 a-c,  6.4, 6.5, 6.6; Science: 6.9; Visual Arts: 6.2-6.5, 6.9-6.19

7th Grade: English: 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 (a-d), 7.4, 7.5, 7.6; Visual Arts: 7.2-7.6, 7.10-7.20

8th Grade: English: 8.3 (a, b, d, e, f), 8.4, 8.5, 8.6; Visual Arts: 8.2-8.8, 8.12-8.22

9th Grade: English: 9.2 (a -h), 9.3, 9.4, 9.5

10th Grade: English: 10.2( c, d, e, f, g, h), 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

11th Grade: English: 11.2 (a-f), 11.3, 11.4

12th Grade: English: 12.2 (a-e), 12.3, 12.4 (e,f, h), 12.5

Virginia Studies: VS.1 -VS.5, VS.7 (c), VS.8 (b)

United States History to 1865: USI.I, US.3, USI.4 (a-b), USI.8

United States History: 1865 to the Present: USII.1, USII.2, USII.4

Civics and Economics:  CE.1, CE.2, CE.3, CE.4

World Geography: WG.1, WG.2, WG.3, WG.4, WG.5, WG.14 c, W.15, WG.18

World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.): WHI.1, WHI.2

World History and Geography to 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present: WHII.1, WHII.14

Virginia and United States History: VUS.1 - VUS.4, VUS.6, VUS.8

Virginia and United States Government: GOVT.1- GOVT.3, GOVT.9

Life Science: LS.6, LS.8, LS.11

Biology: BIO.7, BIO.8

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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Drive iconic cars and motorcycles Progressive Lesson

From one-of-a-kind concept cars to celebrity-owned roadsters, Drive: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles features an all-star cast of American automotive and motorcycle icons spanning over a half century from 1910-1965. These steel sculptures include rare, and in some cases, never-before-shared vehicles such as a 1920 Anderson "Made in Dixie", 1935 Duesenberg Model SSJ Roadster, 1948 Tucker Torpedo "Tin Goose" Prototype, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Prototype, 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C. The cars and motorcycles included are iconic in their own right, and they represent the best efforts of famous inventors, coachbuilders, engineers, designers and owners.

Students will tour the gallery and discuss the cars and motorcycles from a variety of perspectives, from their mechanical and technical qualities to how they function as fine art, and even the amazing stories about their owners and the periods of history they represent and influenced. After observing the fantastical designs of the cars and motorcycles, students will then create their own car design, considering math, shapes, physics, and fine arts.

Duration: 90 minutes for 2-3 classes/groups; 120 minutes for 4 classes/groups
Exhibition: Drive: Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles
Availability: September 8, 2018 - February 3, 2019

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

SOL Connections 

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

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

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

9th Grade: English: 9.3

10th Grade: English: 10.3

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-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

United States History: USII.6 (a)

Civics and Economics: CE.12 (a,b), CE.13 (a,b), CE.14 (a, b, c, d, e)

Geometry: G.1 - G.14

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Colette fu: We are tiger dragon people Progressive Lesson

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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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