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School and Teacher Programs 2013/14

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Welcome Welcome to the 2013–14 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.

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.

Thomas Sully, George Frederick Cooke as Richard III. 1811–12 (detail). Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Wassily Kandinsky, Fragment I for Composition VII (Center), 1913 (detail). Photo by Larry Sanders.

30 Americans June 14–Sept 8, 2013 Baker/Rowland Galleries

Illusions: Near and Far Oct 26, 2013–Sept 1, 2014 Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery

Thomas Sully: Painted Performance Oct 11, 2013–Jan 5, 2014 Baker/Rowland Galleries

Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art Jan 31–May 4, 2014 Baker/Rowland Galleries

Currents 36: Dirk Skreber Nov 7, 2013–March 2, 2014 Contemporary Galleries

Kandinsky: A Retrospective June 5–Sept 1, 2014 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 south of the Main Entrance on N. Art Museum Drive, unless otherwise directed by the Tour Scheduler. Please remain on the 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.

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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 1, 2013, to guarantee a guided tour in spring 2014.

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 four 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 rack card available on-site.

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. Portraiture

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

Collections 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. 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.

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

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.)

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 Art

Contemporary Art

African American Art

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.

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

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School Programs multidisciplinary tours MATH + ART

HISTORY + ART

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour

On Wisconsin! Performance and Museum Tour

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

Oct 3, 2013, 9:30–11:30 am

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, $5 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 connects to state history curriculum and includes everything from artifacts and folk art to Wisconsin legends such as Harry Houdini, as well as 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, $5 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 Concert 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 | $5 per student Additional fees apply for MSO. Register with the Museum, and then schedule your concert at mso.org or 414-226-7886.

Grades 1–12 | $5 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 2013–March 2014 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, $8 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 Theater Academy + Museum Tour

Oct 16 or Dec 12, 2013 | 9:30–11:30 am American painter Thomas Sully (1783–1872) had a lifelong connection to and love of the theater and literature. Explore his artistic imagination in the exhibition Thomas Sully: Painted Performance on a docent-led tour, and then participate in a theater workshop facilitated by the educators of First Stage. Students will learn skills to help them onstage (presence, expression, focus, projection) and in life (self-confidence, discipline, integrity, commitment, teamwork). Grades 6–12 | 2 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

Tues, Dec 3, 2013, 8:30 am–3:15 pm

Thurs, July 24, 2014, 8:30 am–4 pm

This daylong regional conference follows the same format as the Art of Writing summer edition (see right) but is geared towards 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, $75 per student Register online at artofwritingconferences.com. Download registration form at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs.

Grades 4–12 | 7 ½ hours, $80 per student Register online at artofwritingconferences.com.

specialized programs Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues–Thurs, Sept 2013–April 2014

Visual Arts Classic Workshop

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.

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 4 or 5, 2014, 12:45–2:30 pm

Grades 9–12 | 1 ¾ hours, $5 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 Contact the Collections Manager of Works on Paper at 414-224-3817 or studycenter@mam.org. Space is limited.

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); $5 per student, per tour To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email teachers@mam.org.

teen programs Satellite High School Program Oct 3, 2013–May 8, 2014 (23 sessions) Select Thurs, 4:30–7 pm

ArtXpress Internship Program July 22–Aug 8, 2014 (12 sessions) Tues–Fri, 10:30 am–2 pm

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.

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 Students must apply at mam.org/teens. Free program with dinner and bus tickets provided.

The Scholastic Art Awards Submissions due late Dec 2013 On display Feb–March 2014 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 and entry forms, contact Scholastic Coordinator Helena Ehlke at helena.ehlke@mam.org.

Grades 11–12 Students must apply at mam.org/teens. High School Internship Program July 9–Aug 1, 2014 (12 sessions) Wed–Fri, 2–5 pm Sixteen 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 Students must apply at mam.org/teens. Dates are subject to change. Visit online at mam.org/teens for the most up-to-date information, including dates and application requirements. Teen programs are supported by the MIlwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts.

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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 Nights

fall 2013 | Oct 17, 5–7 pm Setting the Stage with Thomas Sully: Painted Performance spring 2014 | April 10, 5–7 pm Project Design and Exchange in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio Treat yourself to a free evening at the Museum just for teachers. Enjoy 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 teachers@mam.org with your name, school, grade, subject, and phone number. The National Writing Project at Carroll University: Summer Institute

July 7–11 and July 14–18, 2014, 1:15–4:45 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.

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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 Chart program title

grades

dates available

duration

School Tours School Tours (see pages 6–7)

PK–12

All year

1 hour

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

1–3

All year Tues/Wed/Fri, 10–2

4 hours, including lunch time

SCIENCE + ART Discovery World and Museum Tour

6–8

All year

2 ½ hours

MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Museum Tour

K–12

Oct 8, 9, or 10; Feb 5, 11, or 13; April 9, 10 or 17; See mam.org > Learn + Play > School Programs for more details

Varies

HISTORY + ART On Wisconsin! Performance and Museum Tour

3–5

Oct 3, 2013 9:30–11:30

2 hours

NATURE + ART Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour

1–12

May–mid Oct

Varies

WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour

4–12

Sept 2013–March 2014

1 ½ hours

THEATER + ART First Stage + Museum Tour

6–12

Oct 16 or Dec 12, 2013

2 hours

Multidisciplinary Tours

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference Fall Edition

3–12

Dec 3, 2013, 8:30–3:15

6 ¾ hours

Summer Edition

4–12

July 24, 2014, 8:30–4

7 ½ hours

Specialized Programs Studio Workshop School Program

PK–12

Tues–Thurs, Sept 2013–April 2014

2 ½ hours

Herzfeld Study Center Visit

11–12

All year

45 minutes

Visual Arts Classic Workshop

9–12

Feb 4 or 5, 2014, 12:45–2:30

1 ¾ hours

Junior Docent School Program

3–5

All year

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

Teen Programs

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Find program offerings for teens on page 11.

Varies

Varies

program fee

curriculum connections

how to register (See Page 6)

$5 per student

Varies

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

(See Page 8) $5 per student additional fees apply for Betty Brinn

Math (Geometry)

Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Betty Brinn at 414-390-5437

$5 per student additional fees apply for Discovery World

Science

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

$5 per student additional fees apply for MSO

Music, History

Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call MSO at 414-226-7886

$8 per student

History

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

$5 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

$8 per student

Language Arts, Reading, Writing

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

$10 per student

Film, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Theater and Performance

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

QUESTIONS?

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

(See Page 10) $75 per student

Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

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

$80 per student

Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

artofwritingconferences.com

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. School tours are generously sponsored by The Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation. With generous additional support from: Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts (Teen Programs) Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation (School Tours, Family Passes, and Teacher Passes) Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust (Junior Docent Program) Herzfeld Foundation (Junior Docent Program)

(See Page 10) $8 per student

Studio Art

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

$5 per student

History, Language Arts

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

$5 per student

History

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

$5/tour per student

History, Language Arts, Public Speaking

Email teachers@mam.org to be put on waiting list

(See Page 11) free and/or paid internships

Applications at mam.org > Learn + Play > Teens 15

Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation (Literacy Programs) 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)

resources for your trip advocate for your visit: • Give a letter from the Museum Director to your administration: mam.org/u/principal-letter • Review state and national 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: Educator for 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 Museum. Develop vocabulary, explore interdisciplinary curriculum applications, and foster evidence-based thinking through world-class works of art.

Welcome to the 2013–14 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum!


2013/14 School and Teacher Programs