K-12 Guided Tours
The Nasher Museum of Art offers FREE guided gallery tours for K-12 students that address various learning styles through purposeful looking, collaborative investigation, engaging conversation, and thoughtfully planned gallery interactions. Students are encouraged to use visual evidence to construct their own interpretations about objects of art and develop critical thinking and communication skills. Tours and activities are designed to reinforce classroom objectives and promote arts integration across the curriculum.
Guided tours are available Tuesday – Friday throughout the school year. Schools may bring up to 60 students to the museum at a time. For groups larger than 60, our staff will work with you to schedule multiple visits. Guided tours last 90 minutes for 3rd-12th grades and 60 minutes for PK-2. Students will engage in discussion and critical thinking while viewing five to seven artworks in multiple exhibitions.
Guided tours in Fall 2022 will all spend time in our newest exhibitions: Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960, Beyond the Surface: Collage, Mixed Media, and Textile Works from the Collection, and The Collection Galleries.
Tours Available Fall 2022
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Explore the relationships between art and storytelling while building on classroom literacy skills. This playful and interactive tour will have a special focus on artwork created with surprising materials while introducing students to historical and contemporary art in a museum setting.
BEG, BORROW, STEAL: ARTISTIC APPROPRIATION AND INSPIRATION
For centuries, artists from throughout the world have found inspiration all around them – including from other artists, authors, and historical events. This fun and enlightening tour explores art from historical and contemporary artists with a special focus on ways they borrowed from others in their creative process.
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: CONNECTING SCIENCE & ART AT DUKE GARDENS & THE NASHER MUSEUM
Especially for 2nd grade classes. 10 am-1:30 pm (students bring their own lunch)
Students will sharpen observational skills, practice collecting data, discover connections between science and art, and engage in hands-on discovery. This program includes 80 minutes of guided tours at each venue with a 50-minute lunch break.
Schedule a Classroom Visit
Before requesting a Virtual Classroom Visit, please check the calendar below for 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 groups or teacher led tours are welcome in all of our galleries. Teachers should preview exhibitions to assure the content in each gallery is age appropriate. Self-guided tours must be scheduled in advance.
Complete this form to schedule your self-guided visit or call 919-684-1169.