Discover shapes and patterns everywhere you look during a docent-guided, geometry-themed tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum
Optional: Go hands-on at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with guided exploration and play. Additional fees apply for Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Register with the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then call Betty Brinn Children’s Museum at 414-390-5437.
Available Year Round
Join the Milwaukee Art Museum for a special tour in honor of the local and national history of African Americans and people of African descent. Explore works of art on a docent-guided tour of Art from Artists of the African Diaspora.
Join the War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum for a special tour that examines American stories and resilience from a variety of perspectives. Students will enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of the War Memorial Center and a 45-minute docent-led tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum that looks at diverse American stories on resilience from past to present.
Explore the lives of women through both the way they have been portrayed in art across time and their contributions as female forces in the art world.
Discover connections between art and the life sciences. See how artists use their senses and borrow from the sciences to observe the natural world. View works of arts that cover living things from plants to wildlife and humans.
Optional: Visit Discovery World to continue your exploration of the living world! Examine living fish from Lake Michigan and see firsthand how science uses art for animal identification. Additional fees apply for Discovery World. Register with the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then call Discovery World at 414-765-8625.
Available Tues-Thurs, October 2019-May 2020
Be the Artist! Students explore the Museum’s Collection on a tour of your choice, and then complete an art project connected to the tour theme.
Extend your MSO Concert for Schools experience with a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s works that relate to concert themes.
Feb 4 or Feb 11, 2020
Enjoy a First Stage performance workshop paired with a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s works related to Animals in Art. Students will discover a menagerie of friendly animals and fantastic beasts in paintings and sculptures throughout the Museum. Their imaginations will help them transform into animals with the help of First Stage Teaching Artists during the workshop.
This tour, inspired by the National Writing Project at Carroll University and grounded in the Six Traits of Writing framework, introduces the Museum as a place of inspiration for writing. After receiving their own Museum journals/sketchbooks, students look closely at works of art, using a variety of writing skills, developing a descriptive word bank, and practicing "low stakes" writing.
For more than forty 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 ten times, contextualizing art into their life. After a culminating project presented to their peers and family, they become official Junior Docents!