School tour registration 2009-2010 – National Gallery of Art, Washington
|School tour registration has begun for the 2009–2010 school year!
The National Gallery of Art is currently accepting school tour requests for tour dates between October 5 and December 11, 2009. For a complete description of tour topics and registration information, please visit www.nga.gov/education/school.htm .
Thematic, single-visit school tours are designed to introduce students to the museum experience and to the National Gallery’s collection of American and European art ranging in date from the late Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. These docent-led tours are structured to encourage careful observation, foster an open exchange of ideas, and cultivate connections between art and life. Students connect fine art with disciplines such as studio art, history, social studies, and language arts in a setting that supports a variety of learning styles. Docents consult closely with teachers to ensure that thematic tours enhance, support and extend classroom learning and curriculum objectives.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of teaching and learning with original works of art, please visit www.nga.gov/education/school.htm#learning .
Image: Wayne Thiebaud, Cakes (detail), 1963, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art from the Collectors Committee, the 50th Anniversary Gift Committee, and The Circle, with additional support from the Abrams Family in Memory of Harry N. Abrams