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School and Teacher Programs 2015/16


Welcome Welcome to the 2015–16 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum! Support your students’ critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with a trip to the newly expanded and reinstalled Museum. Develop vocabulary, explore interdisciplinary curriculum applications, and foster evidence-based thinking through world-class works of art.

contents 4 Planning Your Visit 6 School Tours 8 School Programs Multidisciplinary Tours Student Writing Conferences Specialized Programs 11 Teen Programs 12 Teacher Programs

free museum admission for wi 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. Preview the Museum before your tour, or use the Collection to inspire your teaching. Find helpful resources at teachers.mam.org.

13 Teacher Resources 14 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 online home for teacher resources!

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exhibition schedule Denotes that related teacher resources are available at teachers.mam.org.

Vincent van Gogh, La Maison de la Crau (The Old Mill), 1888 (detail). Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966.

Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels, Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery June 18–Sept 20, 2015 Baker/Rowland Galleries Larry Sultan: Here and Home Oct 23, 2015–Jan 24, 2016 Baker/Rowland Galleries Sam Francis: Master Printmaker Nov 14, 2015–Feb 2016 Bradley Exhibition Gallery

Thomas Cole, The Course of Empire: Destruction, 1836 (detail). Collection of New-York Historical Society, New York, NY. Gift of the New-York Gallery of the Fine Arts, 1858.

Rubbish! Nov 2015–Aug 2016 Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School Feb 26–May 8, 2016 Baker/Rowland Galleries American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood June 10–Sept 5, 2016 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.

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 > School Tours. Order buses/transportation early.

Plan the length of your visit. You have the option of self-guiding the Museum (without a docent) after your docent-guided tour. Please notify the Tour Scheduler 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.

Before Your Tour Confirm your head count with the Tour Scheduler and submit payment two weeks before your tour. 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. Visit teachers.mam.org for classroom activities.

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Prepare chaperones: You will need one chaperone per 12 students; those chaperones are admitted free. (Additional adults will be charged a fee of $12.) Make sure they know the Chaperone Responsibilities (mam.org/u/ chaperone-guide)—or have them watch the Museum Manners video at mam.org/u/ museum-manners. Organize student groups: 12 students and one chaperone per group. Each student and adult will need a name tag; this acts as their admission into the galleries.


What to Bring 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. 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.

When You Arrive Enter the Museum’s School Group Entrance, to the north of the Main Entrance on Art Museum Drive, unless otherwise directed by the Tour Scheduler. Please remain on the bus until greeted by Museum staff.

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.

Your bus may park at the south end of Art Museum Drive, along Lincoln Memorial Drive, in Veterans Park, or at other public locations.

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School Tours tip: book early! The calendar fills quickly, especially for spring tours. It is recommended that you book before November 2, 2015, to guarantee a guided tour in spring 2016.

Docent-Guided Tours

Bring your students for a guided experience with one of the Museum’s docents, trained volunteer educators who support your students in exploring the Collection and making connections to the curriculum. Please Note

Docent-guided school tours are one hour in length, unless otherwise noted. Please book eight weeks in advance. Fees and Chaperones

School tours are $5 per student. One adult chaperone per 12 students is required; these adults are admitted free. One additional adult per 12 students is admitted at the $5 student rate. Additional chaperones and adults must pay $12, the group tour adult admission price. Complimentary Family Passes

You will receive a Family Pass 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 Art from Many Places and Times

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. Self-Guided Tour Don’t need a docent? This option is available for teachers who would prefer to lead their own tour. Prepare for your visit with resources at teachers.mam.org and with the self-guided tour tips card available on-site. Feature/Special Exhibition

Take an in-depth look at the exhibitions, on view at the Museum for a limited time. See page 3 for this year’s exhibitions. Expand your visit with activities for the classroom, available on the Teacher Resources site at teachers. mam.org.

grades 4–12

Themes Communities and Traditions

Investigate the customs of people who live both near and far, discovering differences, similarities, and cross-cultural influences portrayed in their art. Portraiture

Meet the people—and animals—revealed in the portraits throughout the Museum’s galleries.

Collections Museum Architecture

Look inside (and outside) the Museum’s layers of architectural history, with designs by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava. Haitian Art

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Learn about the culture of this Caribbean country through the Museum’s rich collection of Haitian paintings and sculpture.


Book online at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Tours or call 414-224-3842, unless otherwise noted.

pk–grade 3 A Is for Art

Exploring Art Through the Senses

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?

Storytelling in Art

Learn how artists begin to create masterpieces by getting to know the building blocks of art: line, shape, and color.

Imagine, tell, and listen to stories that artists portray in their work.

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.

Sculpture

Steel, glass, bronze, and even buttons make up the three-dimensional works in the Museum’s sculpture collection. Technique

Glazing, scumbling, impasto, collage, assemblage? These mysterious words are demystified after exploring the many techniques artists use to create their work.

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.)

Folk Art and Self-Taught Art

American Art

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.

Hear about American stories, places, and people from across the United States represented in art.

Modern and Contemporary Art

Explore works of art, from folk art to fine art, that celebrate African American heritage.

Get to know the “isms,” from Realism to Abstract Expressionism, while comparing works made from the mid-1860s to the present day.

African American Art

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School Programs multidisciplinary tours MATH + ART

MUSIC + ART

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert 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. Grades 1–4 | Time varies, $5 per student 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. Grades K–5 | Time varies, $5 per student Additional fees apply for Discovery World. Register with the Museum, and then call Discovery World at 414-765-8625.

NATURE + ART Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour

Available May–mid-October 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 1–12 | $5 per student Additional fees apply for Lynden. Register with the Museum, and then call Lynden at 414-446-8481.

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Extend your MSO Concert for Schools experience with a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s works that relate to concert themes. Youth (Grades 3–8): Your Heroes Jan 27, Feb 9–10, 2016; $5 per student Teen (Grades 7–12): Dona Nobis Pacem Feb 17, 2016; $5 per student Additional fees apply for MSO. Register with the Museum, and then schedule your concert at mso.org or 414-226-7886.

WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour

Available Dec 2015–April 2016 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. Grades 4–12 | 1 ½ hours, $10 per student Note: Space is limited. Please be flexible when requesting dates.


Book online at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Tours or call 414-224-3842, unless otherwise noted.

THEATER + ART First Stage Performance Company and Museum Tour Larry Sultan—Artistic Viewpoints of Family and Home

Dec 2 or 3, 2015, 9:30–11:00 am Experience the photographs of internationally recognized California photographer Larry Sultan on a docent-led tour of the Here and Home exhibition, the first retrospective of the artist’s work. Students then will be joined by First Stage Teaching Artists and examine the complex and sometimes conflicting narratives Sultan explores in his photographs, while comparing and contrasting his viewpoint with their own.

Nature and the American Vision— Setting the Stage

April 26 or 27, 2016, 9:30–11:00 am Explore the grand paintings of landscapes that embody powerful ideas about nature, culture, and history on a docent-led tour of the Museum’s feature exhibition. Afterward, students will be joined by First Stage Teaching Artists and investigate how environment aids in the telling of a story, creation of characters, and sequencing of events. Grades 1–8 | 1 ½ hours, $10 per student NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early.

Grades 6–12 (this exhibition is intended for mature/advanced art students) | 1 ½ hours, $10 per student NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early.

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School Programs art of writing young authors and artists conference Fall Edition

Summer Edition

Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 8:30 am–3:15 pm

Thurs, July 21, 2016, 8:30 am–3:15 pm

This daylong regional conference follows the same format as the Art of Writing summer edition (see right) but is geared toward individual students, or groups of students registered through their school.

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, $80 per student Register online at artofwritingconferences.com. Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs.

Grades 3–12 | 6 ¾ hours, $80 per student Register online at artofwritingconferences.com.

specialized programs Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues–Thurs, Dec 2015–April 2016

The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

Be the artist! Students explore the Museum’s Collection on a tour of your choice (see pages 6–7), and then create their own works of art in the studio. Museum staff will design a project that fits your curriculum.

Available Jan–May 2016

Grades PK–12 | 2 hours, $10 per student Junior Docent School Program For 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! Grades 3–5 | 10 visits over 3 years (1–1 ½ hours each); $5 per student, per tour To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email teachers@mam.org.

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A visit to the Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center offers a unique opportunity for researchers and classes to become familiar with the Museum’s works on paper collection. Researchers can make an appointment to access the Museum’s extensive collection of works on paper. Classes can schedule a visit to view selected works of art, discuss topics related to the collection, or explore print and photography techniques with a staff member. All class appointments must be made at least four weeks in advance (pending availability). Grades 11–12 | 45 minutes, $5 per student


teen programs Satellite High School Program Fall Session: Thurs, Oct 1–Dec 17, 2015, 4:30–7 pm

ArtXpress Internship Program 12 days: Jul 12–29, 2016 Tues–Fri, 10:30 am–2 pm

Spring Session: Thurs, Feb 4–May 19, 2016, 4:30–7 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.

In this free, engaging, multidisciplinary yearlong exploration of art history and museum studies, arts-interested teens impact the Museum and its programming by looking deeply at art, developing interpretation strategies, and gaining career skills. Grades 11–12 Students must apply at mam.org/teens. Free program with dinner and bus tickets provided.

Grades 11–12 Students must apply at mam.org/teens.

The Scholastic Art Awards Submissions due Dec 22, 2015 On display Feb–March 2016 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. Grades 7–12 For more information and entry forms, contact Meghan Walsh at meghan.walsh@mam.org.

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For Teachers Include the Museum in your Professional Development Plan. Programs support Common Core, state, and district standards, as well as reflection on practice.

teacher programs Teacher Open House

Feb 11, 5–7 pm Treat yourself to a free evening at the newly expanded and reinstalled Museum just for educators! Enjoy tours of the brand-new galleries with Museum staff, collect tips from Museum educators, receive special resources, and network with fellow teachers at a reception. Check mam.org > Learn + Play for specific details. Teachers of all grades/subjects | Free; registration required Register by emailing teachers@mam.org with your name, school, grade, and phone number. National Writing Project: Workshop—Improving Writing and Reading Through Art

April 9 and 16, 2016, 9 am–2:30 pm Using the Museum Collection as inspiration, 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 for details. Space fills quickly; register early. Teachers of all grades/subjects | $150 per teacher Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play.

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The National Writing Project at Carroll University: Summer Institute

July 7, 8, 13–15, 2016, 1:15–4:30 pm Using the artwork in the Museum as inspiration, teachers explore aspects of writing (including editing and assessment), discover writingto-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, $150 per teacher Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Programs.


teacher resources Teacher Resources Website

Museum Manners Video

teachers.mam.org

mam.org/u/museum-manners

· High-quality images of artworks to project in your classroom · Ready-to-go activity ideas—use as bell ringers or exit slips · Resources for self-guided tours · Background information on feature exhibitions and the Collection · Opportunities to comment and share your adaptations and ideas with colleagues · PDF downloads of more Museum Teacher Resources

Get your students ready for your trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum! Watch this video of do’s and don’ts for visiting the Museum—just leave your dragon at home... Museum Blog: Under the Wings blog.mam.org Find behind-the-scenes stories and posts on art from curators and other Museum staff. Sue Dunham Memorial Scholarship Nominate your students to attend Museum studio classes for free. mam.org/learn/classes.php#join

Visit teachers.mam.org and get inspired!

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Program Reference Char program title

grades

dates available

School Tours School Tours (see pages 6–7)

PK–12

All year

MATH + ART Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour

1–4

All year

SCIENCE + ART Discovery World and Museum Tour

K–5

All year

MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert and Museum Tour

3–12

Youth (Grades 3–8): Jan 27, Feb 9–10, 2016; Teen (Grades 7–12): Feb 17, 2016

NATURE + ART Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour

1–12

May–mid-Oct

WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour

4–12

Dec 2015–April 2016

THEATER + ART First Stage and Museum Tour

6–12 (Dec) 1–8 (April)

Dec 2 or 3, 2015 April 26 or 27, 2016

Multidisciplinary Tours

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference Fall Edition

3–12

Nov 30, 2015

Summer Edition

3–12

July 21, 2016

Studio Workshop School Program

PK–12

Tues–Thurs, Dec 2015–April 2016

The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

11–12

Jan–May 2016

Junior Docent School Program

3–5

All year

Specialized Programs

Teen Programs Find program offerings for teens on page 11.

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Varies


rt duration

program fee

curriculum connections

1 hour

$5 per student

Varies

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for Betty Brinn

Math (Geometry)

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for Discovery World

Science

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for MSO

Music, History

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for Lynden Sculpture Garden

Sciences and the Environment

1 ½ hours

$10 per student

Language Arts, Reading, Writing

1 ½ hours

$10 per student

Film, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Theater and Performance

6 ¾ hours

$80 per student

Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

6 ¾ hours

$80 per student

Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

2 hours

$10 per student

Studio Art

45 minutes

$5 per student

History, Language Arts

10 visits over 3 years at 1–1 ½ hours each

$5/tour per student

History, Language Arts, Public Speaking

Varies

free and/or paid internships


how to register (See Page 6) mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842

(See Page 8) Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Contact groups@bbcmkids.org or call Betty Brinn at 414-390-5437, ext. 272 Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Discovery World at 414-765-8625

QUESTIONS?

Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 grouptours@mam.org Program content, details, resources: Manager of School and Teacher Programs | 414-224-3818 teachers@mam.org CHAPERONE POLICY

Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call MSO at 414-226-7886 Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Lynden at 414-446-8481 mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842

(See Page 10)

School tours are generously sponsored by The Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation.

Download registration at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs

With generous additional support from:

artofwritingconferences.com

Milwaukee Arts Board and Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin (Teen Programs)

(See Page 10) mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842 Email studycenter@mam.org or call 414-224-3817 Email teachers@mam.org to be put on waiting list

(See Page 11) Applications at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens

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One adult chaperone per 12 students is required; these adults are admitted free. One additional adult per 12 students is admitted at the $5 student rate. Non-chaperoning adults must pay $12, the full adult group tour admission price.

Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts

Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation (School Tours, Family Passes, and Teacher Passes) Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust (Junior Docent School Program) Herzfeld Foundation (Junior Docent School Program) The Milwaukee Art Museum Docents; the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Flesch Family Fund; The Heller Family in memory of their parents, James K. and Avis M. Heller; James and Carol Wiensch; Vanguard Computers, Inc., and CompURent; and an anonymous donor (Scholastic Art Awards–Wisconsin)


resources for your trip advocate for your visit: • Give a letter from the Museum Director to your administration: mam.org/u/principal-letter • Review the National Common Core State Standards met by the Museum’s tours and programs at mam.org/u/state-standards guide to planning your visit (p. 4) prepare your chaperones: • Print out the Chaperone Guide: mam.org/u/chaperone-guide

prepare your students: • Watch the Museum Manners video: mam.org/u/museum-manners • Try a pre-activity: teachers.mam.org when you get back to the classroom: • Cement and extend knowledge with a post-activity: teachers.mam.org • Tell us what you thought of your visit: surveymonkey.com/s/H27CCY2

questions?

Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 | grouptours@mam.org Program content, details, resources: Manager of School & Teacher Programs | 414-224-3818 | teachers@mam.org

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Find high-quality images of artworks, activities, and more at teachers.mam.org— the Museum’s Teacher Resources website.

Support your students’ critical thinking, creativity, and visual literacy skills with a trip to the newly expanded and reinstalled Museum. Develop vocabulary, explore interdisciplinary curriculum applications, and foster evidence-based thinking through world-class works of art.

Welcome to the 2015–16 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum!

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