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Welcome Welcome to the 2011–12 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where you and your students will immerse yourselves in world-class works of art through a variety of school tours and special programs. The Museum’s programs promote critical thinking and interdisciplinary curriculum applications. On their visits to the Museum, students strengthen visual literacy skills, develop and cement vocabulary, and foster observational and evidence-based thinking. To view Milwaukee Public Schools’ Learning Targets for all of our programs, go to the Milwaukee Arts Education Directory at http://bit.ly/9ycU6d.

contents 3 School Tours 5 School Programs Multidisciplinary Tours Student Writing Conferences Specialized Programs 8 High School Programs NEW!

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9 Teacher Programs 10 Teacher Resources 11 Planning Your Visit 13 Program Reference Chart 16 Advocating for Your Visit Letter to the Principal State Standards

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Advocate for your visit! Download material to encourage your administration to fund your field trip on page 16.

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exhibition schedule Denotes Teachers Guide will be available at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Resources

Impressionism on Paper: Drawings from Manet to Van Gogh Oct 15, 2011–Jan 8, 2012 Baker/Rowland Galleries Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum Sept 8, 2011–Jan 1, 2012 Baumgartner (East) Galleria Taryn Simon: Nonfiction Photographs Sept 22, 2011–Jan 1, 2012 Koss Gallery Just the Wright Size: Designing and Building Small Houses Through Dec 31, 2011 Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery Outsiders: The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self-Taught Art Feb 18–May 6, 2012 Baker/Rowland Galleries On Site: Tara Donovan Summer 2012 | Baumgartner (East) Galleria Toulouse-Lautrec and the Spectacle of Paris: The Poster in France, 1870–1905 June 2–Sept 9, 2012 Baker/Rowland Galleries

Presenting Education Sponsor School tours are generously sponsored by The Terri and Verne Holoubek Foundation 1

top Edgar Degas, Conversation at the Racetrack, 1882/85 (detail). Gift of Mr. Harry Lynde Bradley. Photo by Larry Sanders bottom Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Divan Japonais, 1893 (detail). Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley. Photo by Larry Sanders

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Register for school tours at mam.org > Learn + Play or call 414-224-3842.

School Tours for all grades

pk–grade 3

Art from Many Places and Times

A Is for Art

Storytelling in Art

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.

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

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.

Book Early!

Docent availability is limited, especially in April and May. If you would like to visit during one of those months, it is recommended that you book before November 1, 2011. Please Note

Docent-guided school tours are one hour in length unless otherwise noted. Please give 4 weeks advance notice. 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 $9, the group tour adult admission price. Complimentary Family Passes

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The Museum’s 2011–12 school programs are sponsored by the Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation. As part of this sponsorship, each school that participates in a school group tour during the academic year will receive one Museum Family Pass per student who visits the Museum. Each Family Pass provides free admission to the Museum for two adults and up to four children younger than 18 years old.

Animals in Art

Discover a menagerie of friendly animals and fantastic beasts from different cultures and times in paintings and sculptures.

Exploring Art Through the Senses

Take a journey through the galleries using your imagination: How might artworks smell, taste, feel, and sound? Line, Shape, and Color

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

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

Calatrava: Art, Science, and the Creative Design Process

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.

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.

Museum Architecture

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.

African American Art

Haitian Art

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

American history comes alive in art from the colonial past to the present. Explore works of art, from folk art to fine art, that celebrate African American heritage.

Folk 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. Modern Art

Get to know the “isms,” from Realism and Impressionism to Cubism and Expressionism, by comparing and contrasting art from the mid1860s onwards. Contemporary Art

Look at art created after World War II, considering how artists were influenced by the work that came before them.

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School Programs multidisciplinary tours

student writing conferences

MATH + ART

HISTORY + ART

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour

On Wisconsin! Performance and Museum Tour

Wisconsin Writes!

Young Authors and Artists Conference

Tues, Nov 29, 2011, 8:30 am–3:15 pm

Tues, Wed, or Fri, 10 am–2 pm (includes time for lunch)

Oct 19, 2011, 9:30–11:30 am

2011 program | Aug 12 & 13, 2011 Fri, 1–4 pm, and Sat, 8:30 am–3:30 pm

Discover shapes and patterns that will make you say “Ge-O-My!” during a docent-guided, geometry-themed tour of the 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 Museum, and then call the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum at 414-390-5437.

SCIENCE + ART Discovery World and Museum Tour

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 Calatrava-designed addition to the Museum, students visit Discovery World for an adventure in prototyping and industrial automation in the Rockwell Automation Dream Machine. 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 of art 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.

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

Available May through mid-October

2012 program | Aug 10 & 11, 2012 Fri, 1–4 pm, and Sat, 8:30 am–3:30 pm Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for nonfiction writing or artwork in this two-day, 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, $65 per student Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs.

Grades 5–12 | 2 days, $110 per student Register online at wisconsinwrites.com.

Register with the Museum at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or at 414-224-3842 unless otherwise noted.

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. Register with the Museum, and then call Lynden at 414-446-8481.

WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour

Sept 2011–March 2012 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

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School Programs specialized programs

high school programs

Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues–Thurs

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 work 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: Many, but not all of the artists in the theme are represented in the Museum’s Collection.)

Grades PK–12 | 2 ½ hours, $8 per student Herzfeld Study Center Visit A visit to the Herzfeld Print, Drawing, and Photography Study Center for a discussion with one of the Museum’s curators offers a special opportunity to get up-close and personal with works on paper. For a discussion with one of the Museum’s curators, choose from the following themes: African American artists; architecture; figures and portraits; history and techniques of photography; history and techniques of printmaking; Latin American artists; modern and contemporary art; mythology; natural sciences; and women artists. Grades 10–12 | 45 minutes, $5 per student Register with the Curatorial Assistant at 414-224-3817 or email printstudy@mam.org.

Feb 2 or 3, 2012, 12:45–2:30 pm

Grades 9–12 | 1 ¾ hours, $4 per student 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 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 (1–1 ½ hours each); $4 per student, per tour To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email teachers@mam.org.

The Museum offers free classes, paid internships, and art exhibition opportunities for teens. Spread the word to your students! Satellite High School Program 15 days: Thurs, Sept 15–Jan 12, 2011, 4:30–6:30 pm Teens engage with art history through thematic sessions in the Museum’s galleries. They also learn about arts careers and add to their arts portfolios. Students must be nominated by teachers to apply. This is a merit-based scholarship program, which students attend free of charge. Grades 11–12 | Free Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens.

Scholastic Art Awards Submissions due Jan 2012 On display Feb–March 2012 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 Find more information at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs.

High school programs are supported by the Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts, the Mary L. Nohl Fund of Greater Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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ArtWorks Internship Program Thurs, March 15–May 3, 2012, 4:30–7:30 pm Teens become paid artist-interns, working with professional local artists at the Museum and in the studios at RedLine Milwaukee to create a public piece of artwork in response to the ideas and concepts presented in one of the Museum’s exhibitions. Artist-interns also impart their knowledge and skills to younger students and learn about careers in the arts. Grades 10–12 | Paid internship Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens. ArtXpress Internship Program 12 days: June 27–July 19, 2012, 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 impart their knowledge and skills to younger students and learn about careers in the arts. Grades 10–12 | Paid internship Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens. Museum Internship Program Dates to be announced | Summer 2012 Six students will be chosen to work behind the scenes at the Museum and to participate as a group in weekly seminars that focus on the inner workings of a museum, the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, and careers in the arts. Grades 10–12 | Paid internship Students must apply at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens.

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For Teachers teacher programs Teacher Nights

fall session | Oct 13, 2011, 5–7 pm spring session | March 8, 2012, 5–7 pm 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 our website for details. Teachers of all grades/subjects, Free Registration required: Email teachers@mam.org with your name, school, grade, subject, and phone number. Teacher Advisory Committee Once a semester, this committee meets with Museum staff and fellow educators to discuss how the Museum can best serve you, your students, and your colleagues through its programming and resources. This committee establishes and fosters an invaluable link between the Museum and Milwaukee’s educational community. Teachers of all grades/subjects Email teachers@mam.org if interested.

Milwaukee Writing Project: Writing Retreat

spring session | March 10 and 24, 2012, 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. Teachers of all grades/subjects, $75 per teacher Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Programs.

! NEW teacher resources Teacher Resources Website

Museum Manners Video

Our brand new website for teachers will be launched in September 2011—just in time for the Impressionism on Paper exhibition. You’ll find:

mam.org/u/museum-manners

· High-quality images to project in your classroom

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...

· Background information just for teachers on feature exhibitions and the Collection · Ready-to-go activity ideas · Opportunities to share your ideas and projects · PDF downloads of more Museum Teacher Resources

Visit mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Resources in the fall and check out the new website! 10


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.

What to Bring

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 docentguided 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 headcount or program/tour will be accepted after the two-week deadline. The Museum cannot offer a refund if your headcount 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 fancy link pending.

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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 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. Please plan your visit accordingly. The Tour Scheduler can supply you with an up-todate list of alternatives.

When You Arrive

Before Your Tour Confirm your headcount with the Tour Scheduler two weeks before your tour.

Nametags: Each student and adult in your group must wear a nametag that you supply. These act as your admission into the Museum.

Prepare chaperones. You will need one chaperone per 10 students; those chaperones are admitted free. (You will be charged $9 per additional adult.) 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: 10 students and one chaperone per group. Each student and adult will need a nametag; this acts as their admission into the galleries.

Enter the Museum’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 self-guided tour. If you are delayed, please call the Tour Scheduler at 414-224-3842.

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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)

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)

Science

Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Discovery World at 414-765-8625

MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Museum Tour

K–12

Varies; see mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs

Varies

$4 per student (additional fees apply)

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, 2011, 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)

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 2011–March 2012

1 ½ hours

$6 per student

Language Arts, reading, writing

mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs or 414-224-3842

School Tours (see pages 3–4)

Multidisciplinary Tours

Student Writing Conferences Wisconsin Writes! (2012)

5–12

Aug 10, 1–4, and Aug 11, 8:30–3:30

2 days

$110 per student

Writing, language arts, studio art

Wisconsinwrites.com

Young Authors and Artists Conference

3–12

Nov 29, 2011, 8:30–3:15

6 ¾ hours

$65 per student

Writing, language arts, studio art

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

Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 grouptours@mam.org Program content, details, resources: teachers@mam.org CHAPERONE POLICY

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. Non-chaperoning adults must pay $9, the full adult group tour admission price. Presenting Education Sponsor

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

Specialized Programs Studio Workshop School Program

PK–12

All year, Tues–Thurs

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 printstudy@mam.org or call 414-224-3817

Visual Arts Classic Workshop

9–12

Feb 2 or 3, 2012, 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

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

$4/tour per student

History, language arts, public speaking

Email teachers@mam.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.

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Applications at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens

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Questions?

chaperone policy

Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Passion Terrell, Tour Scheduler 414-224-3842 | grouptours@mam.org Program content, details, resources: Chelsea Kelly, School & Teacher Programs Manager 414-224-3827 | teachers@mam.org

notes

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 must pay $9, the group tour adult admission price.

School and Teacher Programs Presenting Education Sponsor

StAtE StANDARDS mam.org/u/state-standards All of our programs meet many Wisconsin Model Academic Standards as well as Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Download the list for complete details.

Find high-quality images, lessons, background information, and more on the Museum’s new Teacher Resources site at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teacher Resources.

LEttER to tHE pRINCIpAL mam.org/u/principal-letter Give your principal a letter from Daniel T. Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. This ready-to-print document is a great tool for advocating a trip to the Museum to your administration.

Schedule your tours and register for programs early! mam.org > Learn + Play > School Tours or 414-224-3842

advocating for your visit

2011/12

School and Teacher Programs Brochure  

Description of tours and programs for the 2011/12 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum