2012/13 School Teacher Programs
School Teacher Programs offered at the Milwaukee Art Musesum.
resources for your trip • Tell us what you thought of your visit: surveymonkey.com/s/H27CCY2 questions? Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 | firstname.lastname@example.org Program content, details, resources: School & Teacher Programs Manager | 414-224-3827 | email@example.com notes School and Teacher Programs Presenting Education Sponsor prepare your chaperones: • Print out the Chaperone Guide: mam.org/u/chaperone-guide when you get back to the classroom: • Cement and extend knowledge with a post-activity: teachers.mam.org Find high-quality images of artworks, activities, and more at teachers.mam.org— the Museum’s new Teacher Resources website. guide to planning your visit (p. 4) • Try a pre-activity: teachers.mam.org Support your students’ critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with a trip to the Museum. Develop vocabulary, explore interdisciplinary curriculum applications, and foster evidence-based thinking through world-class works of art. • Review state and national standards met by the Museum’s tours and programs at mam.org/u/state-standards prepare your students: • Watch the Museum Manners video: mam.org/u/museum-manners Welcome to the 2012–13 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum! advocate for your visit: • Give a letter from the Museum Director to your administration: mam.org/u/principal-letter 2012/13 Welcome Welcome to the 2012–13 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum! Support your students’ critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with a trip to the Museum. Develop vocabulary, explore interdisciplinary curriculum applications, and foster evidence-based thinking through world-class works of art. exhibition schedule Denotes that related teacher resources are available at teachers.mam.org. contents 4 Planning Your Visit 6 School Tours 8 School Programs Multidisciplinary Tours Student Writing Conferences Specialized Programs 10 High School Programs 11 Teacher Programs 12 Teacher Resources new! free museum admission for k–12 teachers The Museum is pleased to offer free Museum admission to individual Wisconsin K–12 teachers who present a valid school ID or pay stub. Come preview the Museum before your tour or use the Collection to inspire your teaching. More details will be posted on mam.org > Learn + Play in the fall. 13 Program Reference Chart Keep Up to Date! Subscribe to Teacher eNews at mam.org/newsletter. Online Resources Find activities, high-quality images, lesson plans, and more at teachers.mam.org— the Museum’s new online home for teacher resources! Presenting Education Sponsor 2 Grete Marks, Haël Werkstätten Factory (Marwitz, 1923–34), Tea Service, ca. 1923–34. Purchase, by exchange. Photo by John R. Glembin. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London Oct 12, 2012–Jan 13, 2013 Baker/Rowland Galleries Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate Sept 6, 2012–Jan 1, 2013 Decorative Arts Gallery Currents 35: Tara Donovan Through Oct 7, 2012 Contemporary Galleries Currents 34: Isaac Julien Through Feb 17, 2013 Contemporary Galleries Animation: Art Goes to the Movies Through Jan 6, 2013 Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery Color Rush: A History of Color Photography in America Feb 22–May 19, 2013 Baker/Rowland Galleries View all current and upcoming exhibitions at mam.org/exhibitions. advocating for your visit letter to your principal mam.org/u/principal-letter state standards mam.org/u/state-standards Give your principal and administrators a letter from Daniel T. Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. This ready-toprint document is a great tool for showing administrators the power of a Museum trip. All of the Museum’s programs meet many Wisconsin Model Academic Standards as well as National Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Download this list for complete details. 3 Planning Your Visit We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the Museum. Here are some tips to make the most of your visit. Name tags: Each student and adult in your group must wear a name tag that you supply. These act as your admission into the Museum. Requesting a Tour Request your tour by calling the Tour Scheduler at 414-224-3842 or filling out the online form at mam.org > Learn + Play. Order buses/transportation early. Plan the length of your visit. You have the option of self-guiding the Museum (without a docent) before or after your docent-guided tour. Just let the Tour Scheduler know if you plan to stay longer. Tell us about any special needs when you request your tour. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening technology or an ASL interpreter for people with hearing impairments is available. Please Note: No changes in head count or program/tour will be accepted after the twoweek deadline. The Museum cannot offer a refund if your head count decreases after your payment has been made, and cannot accept payment at the door. Prepare students for your trip by watching the Museum Manners video at mam.org/u/museum-manners 4 Clipboards/pencils (optional): If you would like to have your class write or draw, please bring your own clipboards, pencils, paper, or other drawing materials. Remember that only pencils are allowed in the galleries to protect the artwork. do not bring... Your lunch! The Museum does not have on-site lunch facilities for school groups. Please plan your visit accordingly. The Tour Scheduler can supply you with an up-to-date list of alternatives. When You Arrive Before Your Tour Confirm your head count with the Tour Scheduler two weeks before your tour. What to Bring Prepare chaperones. You will need one chaperone per 10 students; those chaperones are admitted free. (You will be charged $10 per additional adult.) Make sure they know the Chaperone Responsibilities (mam.org/u/ chaperone-guide)â€”or have them watch the Museum Manners video at mam.org/u/ museum-manners. Enter the Museumâ€™s School Group Entrance, to the south of the Main Entrance on N. Art Museum Drive, unless otherwise directed by the Tour Scheduler.Please remain on bus until greeted by Museum staff. Your bus cannot park on N. Art Museum Drive, but it may park along Lincoln Memorial Drive, in Veterans Park, and at other public locations. Be on time; arrive no more than 15 minutes early. Note that if you are late, your tour will be shortened. If you are more than 20 minutes late, your tour will become a selfguided tour. If you are delayed, please call the Tour Scheduler at 414-224-3842. Organize student groups: 10 students and one chaperone per group. Each student and adult will need a name tag; this acts as their admission into the galleries. 5 Book online at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Tours or call 414-224-3842, unless otherwise noted. School Tours tip: book early! The calendar fills quickly, especially for spring. It is recommended that you book before November 1, 2012, to guarantee a guided tour in spring 2013. Docent-Guided Tours Bring your students for a guided experience with one of the Museum’s docents, trained volunteer educators who facilitate your students’ explorations of the Collection and help connect works to your curriculum. Please Note Docent-guided school tours are one hour in length, unless otherwise noted. Please book four weeks in advance. Fees and Chaperones School tours are $4 per student. One adult chaperone per 10 students is required; these adults are admitted free. One additional adult per 10 students is admitted at the $4 student rate. Additional chaperones and adults must pay $10, the group tour adult admission price. Complimentary Family Passes You will receive a pack of Family Passes for each student you bring on your school tour! With this pass, students can return to the Museum with their families for free. Each pass provides free Museum admission for two adults and up to four children younger than 18 years old. for all grades pk–grade 3 Art from Many Places and Times A Is for Art Exploring Art Through the Senses In this overview of the Museum Collection, students acquire basic art vocabulary and critical-looking skills while exploring the making and meaning of art from different cultures. Take a tour with the alphabet! Inspired by the book A is for Art by Marjorie Nelson Moon, explore art from many cultures while reinforcing language development. Take a journey through the galleries using your imagination: How might artworks smell, taste, feel, and sound? Self-Guided Tour Don’t need a docent? This option is available for teachers who would prefer to lead their own tour. Find resources at teachers.mam.org. Storytelling in Art Learn how artists begin to create masterpieces by getting to know the building blocks of art: line, shape, and color. Animals in Art Discover a menagerie of friendly animals and fantastic beasts from different cultures and times in paintings and sculptures. grades 4–12 Themes World Communities Investigate Western (European and/or American) and non-Western (Haitian, Asian, and/or African) art, discovering similarities, differences, and crosscultural influences. Sculpture Portraiture Glazing, scumbling, impasto, collage, assemblage? These mysterious words are demystified after exploring the many techniques artists use to create their work. Meet the people—and animals—revealed in the portraits throughout the Museum’s galleries. Steel, glass, bronze, and even buttons make up the three-dimensional works in the Museum’s sculpture collection. Technique Foreign Language Tours: French, Spanish, or German Enhance study of French, Spanish, or German by exploring related art and culture. (Specify your language choice with the Tour Scheduler. Docents for these tours are limited.) Collections Feature/Special Exhibition Folk Art Take an in-depth look at the exhibitions, on view at the Museum for a limited time. See page 2 for this year’s exhibitions. Take your visit into the classroom with Teacher Resources, available for download from mam.org > Learn + Play. In these works by self-taught artists, history and inner visions emerge and people and animals are animated, inviting questions about art and its role in society. Modern Art Calatrava: Art, Science, and the Creative Design Process Follow Santiago Calatrava’s creative process from idea to completion, examining his addition to the Museum, in which he combined nature with state-of-the-art engineering. Get to know the “isms,” from Realism and Impressionism to Cubism and Expressionism, by comparing and contrasting art from the mid1860s onwards. American History Through Art Look inside (and outside) the Museum’s layers of architectural history, with designs by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava. Haitian Art Contemporary Art Learn about the culture of this Caribbean country through the Museum’s rich collection of Haitian paintings and sculpture. Look at art created after World War II, considering how artists were influenced by the work that came before them. Explore works of art, from folk art to fine art, that celebrate African American heritage. Museum Architecture 6 Imagine, tell, and listen to stories that artists portray in their work. Line, Shape, and Color American history comes alive in art from the colonial past to the present. African American Art 6 School Programs multidisciplinary tours MATH + ART HISTORY + ART film + art Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour On Wisconsin! Performance and Museum Tour Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival Screening + Museum Tour Tues, Wed, or Fri, 10 am–2 pm (includes time for lunch) Oct 19, 2012, 9:30–11:30 am Oct 1, 2, 3, 4, or 8, 2012 (dates and duration vary by grade; see page 13) Discover shapes and patterns that will make you say “Ge-O-My!” during a docent-guided, geometrythemed tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then go hands-on at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with guided exploration and play. Grades 1–3 | 4 hours, $4 per student 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. SCIENCE + ART One day only! Wisconsin history comes alive in an interactive performance by storyteller/performer Bob Kann, and in works of art from the Museum’s Collection. This program is completely connected to state history curriculum and includes everything from artifacts and folk art to Wisconsin legends such as Harry Houdini, and weird-but-true inventions (ice cream sundaes, anyone?). Grades 3–5 | 2 hours, $8 per student NATURE + ART Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour Discovery World and Museum Tour Available May–mid-October 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 Calatravadesigned 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 about sculpture inside and out— or better said, indoors and outdoors!— at these two important Milwaukee institutions. Grades 6–8 | 2 ½ hours, $4 per student Additional fees apply for Discovery World. Register with the Museum, and then call Discovery World at 414-765-8625. MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Museum Tour Extend your MSO Concert for Schools experience with a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s works that relate to concert themes. For a complete listing of this year’s concerts and tours, please visit mam.org > Learn+Play > School Programs. K–12, dates vary | $4 per student Additional fees apply for MSO. Register with the Museum, and then schedule your concert at mso.org. Book online at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or call 414-224-3842 unless otherwise noted. Take a field trip to the movies! See a film screening with Milwaukee Film, such as the animated French film Le Tableau, where paintings come to life. The experience includes discussion with filmmakers and educators, at the Landmark Oriental Theatre or the Marcus North Shore Cinema. Then, visit the Museum for a tour of the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery exhibition, Animation: Art Goes to the Movies, and connect works of art to filmmaking. Grades 1–12 | $4 per student Additional fees apply for Milwaukee Film. Call Milwaukee Film at 414-755-1965 ext. 203; then register with the Milwaukee Art Museum. Grades 1–12 | $4 per student Additional fees apply for Lynden. Register with the Museum, and then call Lynden at 414-446-8481. WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour Available Sept 2012–March 2013 This tour, inspired by Milwaukee Writing Project teaching strategies and grounded in the Six Traits of Writing framework, introduces the Museum as a place of inspiration for writing. After receiving their own Museum journal/sketchbooks, students look closely at works of art, using a variety of writing skills, developing a descriptive word bank, and practicing “low stakes” writing. Grades 4–8 | 1 ½ hours, $6 per student Note: Space is limited. Please be flexible when requesting dates. 8 9 School Programs student writing conferences high school programs Wisconsin Writes! Young Authors and Artists Conference 2012 program | Sat, Aug 11 8:30 am–3:30 pm Tues, Nov 27, 2012, 8:30 am–3:15 pm Satellite High School Program Fall Session | Sept 27–Dec 20, 2012 Spring Session | Jan 17–May 9, 2013 Select Thursdays | 4:30–7 pm 2013 program | Sat, Aug 10 8:30 am–3:30 pm Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for nonfiction writing or artwork in this daylong, statewide conference. Through brainstorming, drafting, revising, and working with peers, they produce a finished manuscript or artwork that is then published. The Museum collaborates with the Kettle Moraine School District for this special program. This daylong regional conference follows the same format as Wisconsin Writes! (see left) but is geared towards individual students, or groups of students registered through their school by sponsoring teachers. Grades 3–12 | 6 ¾ hours, $75 per student Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs. Grades 11–12 | Free Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens. Grades 5–12 | 7 hours, $75 per student Register online at wisconsinwrites.com. specialized programs Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues and Wed Visual Arts Classic Workshop Be the artist! Students explore the Museum’s Collection on a tour of your choice (see pages 3–4), and then create their own works of art in the studio. Museum staff will design a project that fits your curriculum. Prepare your Visual Arts Classic team with a workshop at the Museum. Students will explore the history and context of works of art that either relate to or are by artists in the competition theme. (Please note: Not all artists in the theme are represented in the Museum’s Collection.) Grades PK–12 | 2 ½ hours, $8 per student Feb 5 or 6, 2013, 12:45–2:30 pm Grades 9–12 | 1 ¾ hours, $4 per student Herzfeld Study Center Visit A visit to the Herzfeld Print, Drawing, and Photography Study Center, including a discussion with one of its staff members, offers a special opportunity to get up-close and personal with works on paper. Discussions are available on, but not limited to, the following topics: African American artists; figures and portraits; history and techniques of photography or printmaking; Latin American artists; modern and contemporary art; and women artists. Grades 11–12 | 45 minutes, $5 per student For procedures and registration, contact the Collections Manager of Works on Paper at 414-224-3817 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In this engaging, multidisciplinary yearlong exploration of art history, arts-interested teens learn how to critically interpret works of art in the Museum Collection. They gain career skills and experience in museum studies through research for a creative final project. Students must be nominated by a teacher to apply. This is a merit-based scholarship program, which students attend free of charge. 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 criticalthinking 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! Grades 3–5 | 10 visits over 3 years (1–1 ½ hours each); $4 per student, per tour To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email email@example.com. Scholastic Art Awards Submissions due Jan 2013 On display Feb–March 2013 Teachers, submit your students’ artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards! The Scholastic Art Awards provides creative teenagers with early recognition of their work by local and national professionals in the arts, and with exhibition opportunities with regional and national audiences. ArtXpress Internship Program 12 days: Tues–Fri, July 9–26, 2013, 12:30–4 pm ArtXpress brings together a diverse group of Milwaukee teens to create a public work of art to address issues in the community in a positive way. Over the course of three weeks, teens work with local artists to create a mural in response to community issues. The mural is then displayed for a year on a Milwaukee County bus. Artist-interns also learn about careers in the arts. Grades 11–12 | Paid internship Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens. High School Internship Program Dates to be announced | Summer 2013 Fifteen students will be chosen to work behind the scenes at the Museum, gain career skills and museum studies knowledge, and participate in gallery sessions surrounding the Museum Collection. Grades 11–12 | Paid internship Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens. Grades 7–12 Find more information at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens. 10 For Teachers Include the Museum in your Professional Development Plan. Programs support Common Core, state, and district standards, as well as reflection on practice. fall 2012 | Oct 18, 5–7 pm Kohl’s Education Center Museum Inside Out and Animation: Art Goes to the Movies spring 2013 | date tba Stay tuned for a special event for teachers! Treat yourself to a free evening at the Museum just for teachers. Get a behind-the-scenes tour with Museum curators, get tips from Museum educators, and network with fellow teachers at a reception. The night’s theme varies; check mam.org > Learn + Play for details. Teachers of all grades/subjects, Free Registration required: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, school, grade, subject, and phone number. Teacher Resources Website Museum Manners Video teachers.mam.org is now live! mam.org/u/museum-manners · High-quality images of artworks to project in your classroom teacher programs Teacher Nights teacher resources Milwaukee Writing Project: Improving Writing and Reading through Art March 9 and 23, 2013, 9 am–3 pm Using the Museum Collection as inspiration in this two-day program, teachers engage in writing strategies to immediately implement in the classroom and work on a personal piece in a supportive and resourceful environment. Graduate credit is available; please see registration form online for details. Space fills quickly; register early. · Background information just for teachers on feature exhibitions and the Collection Get your students ready for your trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum! Watch this brandnew video of do’s and don’ts for visiting the Museum—just leave your dragon at home... · Ready-to-go activity ideas—use as bell ringers or exit slips Museum Blog: Under the Wings blog.mam.org · Resources for self-guided tours Find behind-the-scenes stories and posts on art from curators and other Museum staff. · Opportunities to comment and share your adaptations and ideas with colleagues · PDF downloads of more Museum Teacher Resources Visit teachers.mam.org and get inspired! Teachers of all grades/subjects, $75 per teacher Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Programs. Milwaukee Writing Project: Summer Institute June 25–28, and July 9–12, 2013, 9 am–12 pm Using the artwork in the Museum as inspiration, teachers explore aspects of writing (including editing and assessment), discover writing-to-learn strategies to support student understanding, and examine ways to motivate students to become better readers and writers. Graduate credit is available; please see registration form online for details. Space fills quickly; register early. Teachers of all grades/subjects, $90 per teacher Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Programs. 11 12 Program Reference Chart program title grades dates available duration program fee curriculum connections how to register QUESTIONS? School Tours PK–12 All year 1 hour $4 per student Varies mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 MATH + ART Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour 1–3 All year Tues/Wed/Fri, 10–2 4 hours, including lunch time $4 per student additional fees apply for Betty Brinn Math (geometry) Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Betty Brinn at 414-390-5437 SCIENCE + ART Discovery World and Museum Tour 6–8 All year 2 ½ hours $4 per student additional fees apply for Discovery World Science Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Discovery World at 414-765-8625 MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Museum Tour K–12 Oct 9 or 10; Feb 12 or 13; May 15 or 16; See mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs for more details Varies $4 per student additional fees apply for MSO Music, history Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call MSO at 414-226-7886 HISTORY + ART On Wisconsin! Performance and Museum Tour 3–5 Oct 19, 2012, 9:30–11:30 2 hours $8 per student History mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 NATURE + ART Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour 1–12 May–mid Oct Varies $4 per student additional fees apply for Lynden Sculpture Garden Sciences and the environment Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Lynden at 414-446-8481 WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour 4–8 Sept 2012–March 2013 1 ½ hours $6 per student Language Arts, reading, writing mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 FILM + ART Milwaukee Children’s Film Festival Screening + Museum Tour 1–12 Grades 1–3: Oct 3; Grades 4–6: Oct 2 Grades 6–8: Oct 1; Grades 9–12: Oct 4 and 8 Varies $4 per student; additional fees apply for Milwaukee Film Film, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Geography Call Milwaukee Film at 414-755-1965 ext. 203 for dates and topics; then register with the Milwaukee Art Museum. School Tours (see pages 3–4) Multidisciplinary Tours Student Writing Conferences Wisconsin Writes! (2012) 5–12 Aug 11, 8:30–3:30 7 hours $75 per student Writing, language arts, studio art Wisconsinwrites.com Young Authors and Artists Conference 3–12 Nov 27, 2012, 8:30–3:15 6 ¾ hours $75 per student Writing, language arts, studio art Download registration at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs Specialized Programs Studio Workshop School Program PK–12 All year, Tues and Wed 2 ½ hours $8 per student Studio Art mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 Herzfeld Study Center Visit 10–12 All year 45 minutes $5 per student History, language arts Email email@example.com or call 414-224-3817 Visual Arts Classic Workshop 9–12 Feb 5 or 6, 2013, 12:45–2:30 1 ¾ hours $4 per student History mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 Junior Docent School Program 3–5 All year 10 visits over 3 years at 1–1 ½ hours each $4/tour per student History, language arts, public speaking Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on waiting list Varies Varies free and/or paid internships High School Programs Find program offerings for teens on page 8. Applications at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 email@example.com Program content, details, resources: firstname.lastname@example.org CHAPERONE POLICY One adult chaperone per 10 students is required; these adults areadmitted free. One additional adult per 10 students is admitted at the $4 student rate. Non-chaperoning adults must pay $10, the full adult group tour admission price. Presenting Education Sponsor School tours are generously sponsored by The Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation. School and Teacher Programs are generously supported by the following organizations: Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation (High School Internship Program) Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation (School Tours and Family Passes) Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust (Junior Docent Program) Wisconsin Energy Foundation (School and Teacher Program) Herzfeld Foundation (Junior Docent Program) Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation (Literacy Programs) Milwaukee Arts Board (Junior Docent Program) North Shore Bank (Junior Docent Program) The Milwaukee Art Museum Docents, the Marc & Karen Flesch Memorial Fund, James Heller in memory of Avis Heller, Ray and Sue Kehm, James and Carol Wiensch, and an anonymous donor (Scholastic Art Awards) 15 resources for your trip • Tell us what you thought of your visit: surveymonkey.com/s/H27CCY2 questions? Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 | email@example.com Program content, details, resources: School & Teacher Programs Manager | 414-224-3827 | firstname.lastname@example.org notes School and Teacher Programs Presenting Education Sponsor prepare your chaperones: • Print out the Chaperone Guide: mam.org/u/chaperone-guide when you get back to the classroom: • Cement and extend knowledge with a post-activity: teachers.mam.org Find high-quality images of artworks, activities, and more at teachers.mam.org— the Museum’s new Teacher Resources website. guide to planning your visit (p. 4) • Try a pre-activity: teachers.mam.org Support your students’ critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with a trip to the Museum. Develop vocabulary, explore interdisciplinary curriculum applications, and foster evidence-based thinking through world-class works of art. • Review state and national standards met by the Museum’s tours and programs at mam.org/u/state-standards prepare your students: • Watch the Museum Manners video: mam.org/u/museum-manners Welcome to the 2012–13 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum! advocate for your visit: • Give a letter from the Museum Director to your administration: mam.org/u/principal-letter 2012/13