School Programs


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Multidisciplinary Tours


Writing + Art
Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour Available December through June

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.

Math + Art
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour

Discover shapes and patterns everywhere you look during a docent-guided, geometry-themed tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum, then go hands-on at the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum for exploration and play.

Additional fees apply for the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Register with the Museum, and then contact the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum at groups@bbcmkids.org or 414-390-5437, ext. 272

Science + Art
Discovery World and Museum Tour

Discover connections between art and the natural sciences in a joint learning adventure at Milwaukee’s lakefront! After exploring the creative ways artists portray animals in many different places and times on a docent-guided tour of the Art Museum, students visit Discovery World to 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 Museum, and then call Discovery World at 414-765-8625

Theater + Art
Haunted Screens

December 7 & 8, 2016, 9:30am to 11:00am

Experience a sense of cinematic wonder, intrigue and drama through the masterworks of German Expressionist Cinema. Explore the 1920s and the aesthetics of film through a docent-led tour of the Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s exhibition. Students will then be joined by First Stage Teaching Artists as they create their own piece of cinematic art and actively explore this film genre and the unique characteristics that set German Expressionist Cinema apart.

Save the Date

April 25 & 26, 2017 | 9:30-11:00 AM

Explore dynamic portraits, sculptures, and genre paintings through a docent-led tour of the Museum. Afterwards, students will be joined by First Stage Teaching Artists and actively engage in the stories, characters, and perspectives depicted in these works of art.

Special Tour Programs


Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues - Thurs, Sept 2016 – April 2017

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
  • $10 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.