K-12 Tours

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