Elementary, middle school, high school, and college students can enjoy tours of our current exhibitions led by trained docents or Museum education staff. Before tour day, educators receive a PowerPoint presentation that provides them with specific information about the art on display and general information about the Museum. Our staff understands that educators are often required to justify field trips, so a list of TEKS requirements that might be applied to the exhibition content are also included.
Tours last about 1 ½ hours; for elementary and middle schoolers, the first half of that time is spent in the galleries and the second half is used to create original works of art in the classroom. All activities are age-appropriate, and relate directly to what the students experience in the exhibit. They are also designed to go beyond mere craft projects and stress many formal elements of art education.