Video: Get ready for your trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum!
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Discover shapes and patterns that will make you say “Ge-O-My!” during a docent-guided, geometry-themed tour of the Museum, and then go hands-on at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with guided exploration and play.
What do art, science, and technology have in common? Design! Immerse students in the creative design process, inspired by architect Santiago Calatrava. After exploring the Calatrava-designed addition to the Museum, students visit Discovery World for an adventure in prototyping and industrial automation in the Rockwell Automation Dream Machine.
The environment, and your imagination, plays an important role in unearthing the history of sculpture. Learn sculpture inside and out—or better said, indoors and outdoors!—at these two important Milwaukee institutions.
Experience the full sweep of Italy's contributions to the history of art on a docent-led tour of Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting, and then participate in a theater workshop facilitated by the educators of First Stage. Students will learn skills to imagine and interpret stories that artists portray in their artwork.
See garments by icons of the fashion industry in Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of the Ebony Fashion Fair, as you explore how Mrs. Johnson, director of the fair, pushed both racial and cultural boundaries. Then participate in a theater workshop facilitated by the educators of First Stage. Students will learn skills related to character education with themes of identity, self-confidence, opportunity, and acceptance.
Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for first-person narrative writing or artwork in this daylong, statewide conference. Through brainstorming, drafting, revising, and working with teachers and peers, they produce a finished manuscript or artwork that is then published. The Museum collaborates with the Kettle Moraine School District for this program.
This daylong regional conference follows the same format as the Art of Writing fall and spring editions (see above) but is geared towards individual students, or groups of students registered through their school.
Be the artist! Students explore the Museum’s Collection on a docent-led tour, and then create their own work of art in the studio. Museum educators will design a project that fits your curriculum.
For more than thirty-five years, the Junior Docent School Program has introduced elementary school students to the vocabulary, elements, and history of art while developing critical thinking skills. Over three consecutive years, students visit nine times, contextualizing art into their life. After a culminating project presented to their peers and family, they become official Junior Docents!