School Programs

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Multidisciplinary Tours

Nature + Art
Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour Available May through mid-October

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.

  • Grades 1–12
  • $4 per student; additional fees apply for Lynden Sculpture Garden
  • Register with the Museum, and then call Lynden Sculpture Garden at 414-446-8481.
Theater + Art
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair April 28, 2015 or April 29, 2015, 9:30–11:30 AM

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.

  • Grades 6–12
  • 2 hours
  • $10 per student
  • NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early.

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference

Fall Edition Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:30 AM3:15 PM

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.

  • Grades 3–12
  • 6 ¾ hours only, $75 per student
  • Check back in Fall for more details.

Conference information and registration forms can be found at

Spring Edition Monday, March 2, 2015, 8:30 AM3:15 PM


  • Grades 3–12
  • 6 ¾ hours only, $75 per student
  • Check back in Spring for more details.
Summer Edition Thursday, July 23, 2015, 8:30 AM4 PM

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.

  • Grades 4–12
  • 7 ½ hours only, $85 per student
  • Check back in Summer for more details.

Specialized Programs

Studio Workshop School Program Available Monday–Thursday, October–May

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.

  • Grades PK–12
  • 2½ hours
  • $8 per student
  • Register online or call 414-224-3842.
Junior Docent School Program

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!

  • Grades 3–5
  • 9 visits over 3 years
  • 1–1½ hours each visit
  • $5 per student, per tour
  • To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email .
  • This program is run through schools. If you are a parent looking for art opportunities for your child, please refer to Youth and Family Classes.