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School & Teacher Programs 2016/17


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Welcome to the 2016–17 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.

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.

When you see this symbol Find activities, high-quality images, lesson plans, and more at the Museum’s online home for teacher resources!

teachers.mam.org

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Planning Your Visit

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School Tours

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School Programs

Multidisciplinary Tours

Student Writing

Conferences

Specialized Programs

Teen Programs

12 Teacher Programs + Resources 14 Program Reference Chart


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feature exhibitions KEEP UP TO DATE! Subscribe to Teacher eNews at mam.org/newsletter

Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade Nov 18, 2016–Feb 26, 2017 Bradley Family Gallery How Posters Work March 31–June 25, 2017 Bradley Family Gallery

From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections July 29–Oct 23, 2016 Bradley Family Gallery

Helen Levitt: In the Street Jan 27–April 16, 2017 Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

Rineke Dijkstra: Rehearsals Sept 9, 2016–Jan 1, 2017 Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s Oct 21, 2016–Jan 22, 2017 Baker/Rowland Galleries

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 Marcelle Polednik, 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

Here are some easy steps to make the most of your visit

We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the Museum

REQUESTING A TOUR 3 Request your tour by calling the m

Tour Scheduler at 414-224-3842 or filling out the online form at mam.org > Learn + Play > School Tours.

m Order buses/transportation early. m Special Accommodations

Tell us about any special accommodations or needs when you request your tour. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and has several wheelchairs on-site if you should require one.

Other accommodations may include: needing elevator access; students with individual aides; students who are English Language Learners and may need an interpreter; and assistive listening technology or an ASL interpreter for people with hearing impairments.

m 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.

BEFORE YOUR TOUR m Confirm your head count with

the Tour Scheduler and submit payment two weeks before your tour.

Please Note: No increases in headcount or changes in program/ tour will be accepted after the two-week 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.

m Prepare students for your trip by watching the Museum Manners video at mam.org/u/museummanners. Visit teachers.mam.org for classroom activities.

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m Prepare chaperones: You will

need one teacher/chaperone per 12 students; those individuals are admitted free. (Additional adults will be charged a fee of $12.) Make sure they know the Chaperone Responsibilities (mam.org/u/ chaperone-guide)—and have them watch the Museum Manners video at mam.org/u/museum-manners.

m 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.


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what not to bring...

m Name tags: Each student and adult

Lunches: The Museum does not

m Clipboards/pencils (optional): If

Backpacks: In order to protect

in your group must wear a name tag that you supply. These act as your admission into the Museum.

have on-site lunch facilities for school groups. Please plan your visit accordingly.

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.

the artwork from potential damage, backpacks of any kind are not permitted inside the galleries.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE m 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.

m Your bus may park at the south

end of Art Museum Drive, along Lincoln Memorial Drive, in Veterans Park, or at other public locations.

m 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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School Tours tip:

book early!

INFORMATION

The calendar fills quickly, especially for spring tours. It is recommended that you book before November 2, 2016, to guarantee a guided tour in spring 2017.

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 Most school tours are $5 per student. One teacher/ chaperone per 12 students is required; these individuals are admitted free. Additional 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.

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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.

PK–GRADE 3 A Is for 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. Storytelling in Art Imagine, tell, and listen to stories that artists portray in their work. 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.


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GRADES 4–12 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. Sculpture Steel, glass, bronze, and even buttons make up the three-dimensional works in the Museum’s sculpture collection.

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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.)

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

Folk Art and Self-Taught 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 and Contemporary Art Get to know the “isms,” from Realism to Abstract Expressionism, while comparing works made from the mid-1860s to the present day. American Art Hear about American stories, places, and people from across the United States represented in art. Art by Artists of the African Diaspora Celebrate the heritage of people of African descent. From folk art to fine art, explore the connections between Africa, Europe, the United States, and beyond.

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School Programs MULTIDISCIPLINARY TOURS

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.

MATH + ART

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum and Museum Tour Discover shapes and patterns everywhere you look during a docent-guided, geometrythemed 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 at the 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.

Grades 1–12 | Time varies | $5 per student Additional fees apply for Lynden. Register with the Museum, and then call Lynden at 414-446-8481.

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. Youth (Grades 3–8): Thrills and Chills Oct 12, 13 | $5 per student Youth (PK-2): Making an Orchestra Nov 8, 9 | $5 per student Youth (Grades 3–8): Notes from the Heart March 7, 2017 | $5 per student

WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour Available Sept 2016–April 2017

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.

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THEATER + ART First Stage Performance Company and Museum Tour Haunted Screens Dec 7 or 8, 2016 | 9:30–11:00 am Experience a sense of cinematic wonder, intrigue, and drama through masterworks of German Expressionist cinema. Explore the 1920s and the aesthetics of film through a docent-led tour of the Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s exhibition. Students will then be joined by First Stage Teaching Artists, as they create their own piece of cinematic art and actively explore this film genre and the unique characteristics that set German Expressionist cinema apart. Grades 6–12 (this exhibition is intended for mature/advanced students) 2 hours | $10 per student NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early. Save the Date April 25 or 26, 2017 | 9:30–11:00 am Explore dynamic portraits, sculptures, and genre paintings through a docent-led tour of the Museum. Afterwards, students will be joined by First Stage Teaching Artists and actively engage in the stories, characters, and perspectives depicted in these works of art. Grades 1–8 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 Mon, Dec 5, 2016 | 8:30 am–3:15 pm

Summer Edition Thurs, July 20, 2017 | 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, Sept 2016–April 2017 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. Grades PK–12 | 2 hours | $10 per student Junior Docent School Program For over forty 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. 10

The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center Available year-round by appointment only 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 Email studycenter@mam.org or call 414-224-3817.


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TEEN PROGRAMS Satellite High School Program Fall Session: Thurs, Sept 29–Dec 15, 2016 | 4:30–7 pm

ArtXpress Internship Program 12 days: July 11–28, 2017 Tues–Fri | 10:30 am–2 pm

Spring Session: Thurs, Feb 16–May 11, 2017 | 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.

Submissions due Dec 22, 2016

On display Feb 3–March 18, 2017

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, email scholasticart@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.

PROGRAMS Teacher Workshops for Teams: Use art to reinspire your teaching and boost your creativity. Contact the Museum to see what group workshops are available for you and your co-teachers. Email teachers@mam.org

RESOURCES Teacher Resources Website l High-quality images of artworks

to project in your classroom

l Ready-to-go activity ideas—use as

bell ringers or exit slips

l Resources for self-guided tours

Teacher & Teaching Artist Open House Nov 11, 5–7 p.m.

l Background information on feature

Treat yourself to a free evening just for educators at the newly expanded and reinstalled Museum! Enjoy tours of the 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.

share your adaptations and ideas with colleagues l PDF downloads of more Museum Teacher Resources

Teachers of all grades/subjects Free, registration required Register by emailing teachers@mam.org with your name, school, grade, and phone number.

Watch this video of do’s and don’ts for visiting the Museum—just leave your dragon at home.

exhibitions and the Collection

l Opportunities to comment and

Museum Manners Video mam.org/u/museum-manners

Museum Blog: Under the Wings blog.mam.org Find behind-the-scenes stories and posts on art from curators and other Museum staff.

Did You Know? The Museum has a NEW $20 Family Access Membership for families utilizing public assistance. See mam.org for more details.

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Sue Dunham Memorial Scholarship Nominate your students to attend Museum studio classes for free. mam.org/learn/classes.php#join


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teachers.mam.org and get inspired!

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Program Reference Chart program

grades

dates available

duration

fee

PK–12

All year

1 hour

$5 per student

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

1–4

All year

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for Betty Brinn

SCIENCE + ART Discovery World and Museum Tour

K–5

All year

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for Discovery World

NATURE + ART Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour

1–12

May–mid-Oct

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply for Lynden Sculpture

MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert and Museum Tour

PK–8

Grades 3–8: Oct 12 or 13, 2016; March 7, 2017 PK-2: Nov 8 or 9, 2016

Varies

$5 per student additional fees apply

WRITING + ART Writing and Art Docent-Guided Tour

4–12

Sept 2016–April 2017

1 ½ hours

$10 per student

THEATER + ART First Stage and Museum Tour

6–12 1–8

Dec 7 or 8, 2016 April 25 or 26, 2017

2 hours

$10 per student

School Tours School Tours (see pages 6–7)

Multidisciplinary Tours

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference Fall Edition

3–12

Dec 5, 2016

6 ¾ hours

$80 per student

Summer Edition

3–12

July 20, 2017

6 ¾ hours

$80 per student

Studio Workshop School Program

PK–12

Tues–Thurs, Sept 2016–April 2017

2 hours

$10 per student

The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

11–12

Available year-round by appointment only

45 minutes

$5 per student

Junior Docent School Program

3–5

All year

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

$5/tour per student

Varies

Varies

free and/or paid internships

Specialized Programs

Teen Programs Find program offerings for teens on page 11.

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apply World

how to register (See Page 6)

Varies

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

(See Page 8) Math (Geometry)

Science

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

Science and the Environment

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

Music, History

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

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Language Arts, Reading, Writing

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

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Film, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Theater and Performance

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

Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

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Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

artofwritingconferences.com

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

History, Language Arts

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

History, Language Arts, Public Speaking

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

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

Scheduling tours or registering for programs: Tour Scheduler | 414-224-3842 grouptours@mam.org

book now!

apply

curriculum connections

Program content, details, resources: Manager of School and Teacher Programs | 414-224-3818 teachers@mam.org

CHAPERONE POLICY

One teacher/chaperone per 12 students is required; these individuals are admitted free. Additional adults must pay $12, the full adult group tour admission price. School tours, Family Passes, and Teacher Passes are generously sponsored by The Terri and Verne Holoubek Family Foundation. With generous additional support from:

Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts Milwaukee Arts Board and Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin (Teen Programs) Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust (Junior Docent School Program)

Herzfeld Foundation (Junior Docent School Program) The Milwaukee Art Museum Docents; the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund (Teen Program); 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)


prepare your students:

l Give a letter from the Museum

l Watch the Museum Manners video:

Director to your administration: mam.org/u/principal-letter

mam.org/u/museum-manners l Try a pre-activity: teachers.mam.org

l Review the National Common Core

State Standards met by the Museum’s tours and programs at mam.org/u/state-standards

prepare your chaperones: l Print out the chaperone guide:

notes

mam.org/u/chaperone-guide

back to the classroom: l Cement and extend knowledge with a

post-activity: teachers.mam.org l Tell us what you thought of your visit:

surveymonkey.com/s/H27CCY2

resources

advocate for your visit:

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


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 2016–17 school year at the Milwaukee Art Museum!

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