No experience in the arts compares with viewing the primary source – original works of art. Textures and materials come to life when students see works of art firsthand. Original works of art connect students (and visitors) to the historical and cultural context in which these artworks are made; provide a forum to understand art as way of communicating and reflecting important ideas and serve as inspiration for self-reflection. Students carry these personal experiences with them as they grow and develop as human beings in our ever-changing, ever-demanding society.
A group tour typically consists of a 45-60 minute guided tour of our current exhibition led by museum education staff – included are lessons on museum etiquette and strategies for viewing art. Groups larger than 30 will be divided to ensure individual attention.
Group tour content supports the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Education by introducing themes relevant to a wide array of academic curricula, in addition to addressing issues and ideas inherent to the visual arts.
PLEASE NOTE: During our time of transition, we are unable to hold such tours BUT we look forward to providing them again once we move into our new facility! Stay tuned.