K-12 Teachers

K-12 Summer Guided Tours:

-Guided tours last 60 – 90 minutes.

-On their tour, students will discuss 4-6 artworks in multiple exhibitions and engage in a 20 minute hands-on art activity. 

-Guided tours engage students in discussions about the artwork on view while encouraging critical thinking and the development of higher-order processing skills.

SUMMER 2016

Summer Days at the Nasher (60 minutes) Recommended for grades K-8, Available June 14 – August 26, 2016

Available for summer camp groups, year-round schools, and home school groups.

Cool off in the museum by exploring select summer themed artworks. Students will spend 40 minutes in the galleries discussing art and 20 minutes in the classroom creating their own artwork. This tour is limited to groups of 45 or less.

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The Art of Observation (90 minutes) Recommended for grades 8-12 Available June 14 – August 26, 2016

Available for Duke TIP and Young Writers Groups

Using art from current exhibitions, students work individually and in small groups to examine and evaluate their observation and communication skills. This highly interactive tour is great for team building and is an ideal tour for classes on subjects that are not typically associated with art museum visits; such as science and mathematics. This tour is limited to groups of 30 or less.

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Requesting a K-12 Guided Tour

Before requesting a K-12 Guided Tour, please check this calendar for tour availability. Tour times listed on the calendar are currently available for the number of students listed in parenthesis.

 

This calendar will be updated as often as possible, but it does not reflect a “real-time” schedule of K-12 tour reservations.

 

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

Self-guided groups or teacher-led school tours are permitted in all of our galleries. Admission fees apply for self-guided groups visiting the exhibition.

Self-guided visits must be scheduled in advance. Complete this form to schedule your self-guided visit or call 919-684-9244.

We highly recommend that educators preview exhibitions prior to the student visit to assure the content in each gallery is age appropriate.

PREPARING FOR YOUR K-12 TOUR

What to Expect during a Guided Tour at the Nasher Museum of Art

  • Inquiry-based tour approach where students and Gallery Guide discuss artworks.
  • Opportunity to practice critical thinking skills.
  • Focused discussions on a selected group of about 6-10 works of art.
  • All guided tours meet multiple North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Standards.
  • Tours engage multiple learning styles.

Special Needs

Help us create an inclusive program. Please inform us in advance of any students with cognitive, emotional or physical disabilities in your group. We will do our best to adapt the program to best meet everyone’s needs.

Class Size

Classes will tour the museum in groups of 10 -15 students. Usually we can accommodate a maximum of 60 students per tour time.

Chaperones for Guided Tours

–Grades K-5: 1 chaperone for every 5 students.
–Grades 6-8: 2 chaperones for every 15 students.
–Grades 9-12: 1 chaperone for every 15 students.

Chaperones for self-guided groups: We require 1 chaperone for every 5 students.

Lunch

K-12 school groups may eat lunch or snacks in the Community Classroom only if this space is reserved in advance. The Community Classroom seats a maximum of 32 people. Weather permitting, school groups may picnic on museum grounds in designated areas only. Outside food and drink are not permitted anywhere else in the museum or on museum grounds.

BUS SCHOLARSHIPS

Bus scholarships are available for a limited number of K-12 guided field trips to the museum. Please contact nashered@duke.edu, or call 919-684-9244, to find out if your school qualifies.

QUESTIONS ABOUT K-12 TOURS

Contact the Education Associate
nashered@duke.edu / 919-684-9244

Teacher Workshop

Summer Workshop: The Art of Nature and the Nature of Art

2 Day Workshop: Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, 9 AM – 4 PM, $35

Join education staff from the Sarah P. Duke Gardens and the Nasher Museum of Art as we explore the many connections between visual art and natural science. Spend time in Duke Gardens and the Nasher’s galleries, try many hands-on activities, and receive a binder filled with lessons directly connected to NC curriculum.

Register online today!

Stay in Touch

If you would like to learn about Teacher programs through the Nasher’s Educators listserv, please send an email message to sympa@duke.edu and include “Subscribe Nasher-Teachers” (without the quotes) in the subject or body of your e-mail. To be added to our snail mail list send your name and address to nashered@duke.edu.  

Explore Words & Pictures

The Nasher Museum and Durham Public Schools teachers recently collaborated to produce a number of K-2 lessons and downloadable resources that integrate visual arts into the language arts curriculum. These resources, which address Common Core standards and engage 21st Century Skills, are available online for free, thanks in part to a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit wordsandpictures.nasher.duke.edu.

Teacher Resources

The Education Department develops a number of materials for teachers to use with their students including background information about exhibitions, pre-visit and post-visit activities, images and lists of selected resources. Teachers who attend teacher programs or schedule a guided or self-guided tour receive folders with these materials. These materials are also available upon request. You can request materials by sending an email to nashered@duke.edu or calling (919) 684-1169.