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School & Teacher Programs 2017/18


Welcome Welcome to the 2017–18 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. Docentguided tours are designed to enhance curriculum, from Common Core to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), and free family passes allow all students to extend their Museum experience on a return visit with their family.

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!

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Planning Your Visit

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School Tours

8 School Programs Multidisciplinary Tours Art of Writing Conference Specialized Programs Scholastic Art Awards 12

Teacher Professional Development + Resources

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feature exhibitions

Rashid Johnson Untitled Escape Collage, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy June 23–Sept 17, 2017 Baker/Rowland Galleries Frank Lloyd Wright: Buildings for the Prairie July 28–Oct 15, 2017 Bradley Family Gallery Sculpture Milwaukee June 1–Oct 22, 2017 Wisconsin Avenue

The Modern Line: Drawing from Process to Product Oct 20, 2017– Jan 28, 2018 Baker/Rowland Galleries Anthony Hernandez Sept 15, 2017– Jan 1, 2018 Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

Jaime Hayon’s Technicolor World Early Dec 2017– mid-March 2018 Bradley Family Gallery Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England March 2–May 20, 2018 Baker/Rowland Galleries The Open Road Jan–April 2018 Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

Advocating for your visit Letter to your principal mam.org/u/principal-letter Give your principal and administrators a letter from Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

This ready-to-print document is a great tool for showing administrators the power of a Museum trip. State standards mam.org/u/state-standards

Academic Standards as well as National Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Download this list for complete details.

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Planning Your Visi We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the Museum. Here are some easy steps to make the most of your visit.

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REQUESTING A TOUR

3 Request your tour by calling the Tour l Scheduler at 414-224-3842 or filling out the online form at mam.org > learn + play > school tours.

l Order buses/transportation early. l 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.

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Tour Scheduler and submit payment two weeks before your tour. Please Note: No increases in head count 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.

l Prepare students and chaperones

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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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.

l Plan the length of your visit. You have the option of self-guiding the Museum (without a docent) after your docentguided tour. Please notify the Tour Scheduler if you plan to stay longer. Unless otherwise notified, your tour will be one hour in duration.

BEFORE YOUR TOUR

l Confirm your head count with the

l Fees and chaperones: Tours are $5

per student, unless stated otherwise. Required: One teacher/chaperone per 12 students; those individuals are admitted free. Additional adults will be charged $12.

l 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 TO BRING

l 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.

l Clipboards/pencils (optional): If

you would like to have your class write or draw, please bring your own clipboards, pencils, and paper. Remember that only pencils are allowed in the galleries to protect the artwork.

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what not to bring... Lunches: The Museum does not have on-site lunch facilities for school groups. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Backpacks: In order to protect the artwork from potential damage, backpacks of any kind are not permitted inside the galleries.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

l 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.

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

l 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 Museum’s reception desk at 414-224-3290.

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School Tours FOR ALL AGES (one-hour tours)

PK–GRADE 3 (one-hour tours)

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.

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.

Special Focus: Black History Month Feb 1–28, 2018

February is Black History Month. Celebrate black history by experiencing the ways artists of African descent, including African Americans, use their work to document their lives, tell the stories of their communities, and fight for social change.

Special Focus: Women’s History Month March 1–31, 2018

March is Women’s History Month. Celebrate women from rebel rousers, femmes fatales, and daring dames through our collection of art inspired or created by women.

Feature/Special Exhibition Tour the exhibitions on view at the Museum for a limited time (see page 3). Expand your visit with activities for the classroom, available on the Teacher Resources site at teachers.mam.org. 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. Receive a great rate on group admission. Ask about our “A Is for Art” and “Writing and Art” self-guided activities.

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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.

INFORMATION 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. 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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GRADES 4–12 (one-hour tours) Themes/Collections 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. Special Focus: Gatherings Nov 1, 2017–Jan 31, 2018 Enjoy this special tour, which explores social, family, and ritual gatherings from around the world. 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. How’d They Do That? 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.) 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. New: Social Concerns + Social Justice in Art Social justice can be defined as action to create genuine equality and respect among people. Discover how artists past and present have created art in pursuit of social justice. From antiquities to contemporary, investigate how artists capture social concerns from poverty, housing rights, religious freedom, slavery, racism, and gender inequalities in their artwork.

* Extend your tour with a visit to Lynden Sculpture Garden to learn about the environment and modern sculpture (additional fees apply). Register at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then call Lynden at 414-446-8481.

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School Programs Multidisciplinary Tours GEOMETRY + ART

NATURE + ART

Discover shapes and patterns everywhere you look during a docent-guided, geometrythemed tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Lynden Sculpture Garden and Museum Tour

Grades 1–4 | Time varies | $5 per student Optional: Go hands-on at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with guided exploration and play (additional fees apply). Register with the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then contact Betty Brinn Children’s Museum at groups@ bbcmkids.org or call 414-390-5437, ext. 272.

The environment and your imagination play important roles 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 | Time varies | $5 per student Additional fees apply for the Lynden Sculpture Garden. Register with the Milwaukee Art 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.

LIFE SCIENCES + ART Discover connections between art and the life sciences. See how artists use their senses and borrow from the sciences to observe the natural world. View works of art that cover living things from plants to wildlife and humans. Grades K–5 | Time varies | $5 per student Optional: Visit Discovery World to continue your exploration of the living world. Examine living fish from Lake Michigan and see firsthand how science uses art for animal identification (additional fees apply). Register with the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then call Discovery World at 414-765-8625.

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Youth (Grades 3–8): Music of the Earth Oct 11 or 12, 2017 | $5 per student Youth (Grades 3–8): Finding the American Voice Feb 6 or 7, 2018 | $5 per student


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WRITING + ART Writing & Art Docent-Guided Tour Available Sept 2017–April 2018 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.

THEATER + ART First Stage Performance Company and Museum Tour The Modern Line: Drawing from Process to Product Dec 5 or 6, 2017 9:30–11 am or Noon-1:30 pm Explore dynamic portraits, forms, colors, and subject matters through a docent-led tour of the Museum’s feature exhibition of modern drawings from the Collection.

Afterward, 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 | 11/2 hours | $10 per student NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early. Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England April 3 or 4, 2018 9:30–11 am or Noon-1:30 pm Experience this nineteenth-century American painter’s iconic coastal scenes of England and Maine, along with his vivid portrayals of local townspeople and children at play, on a docent-guided tour. Then join First Stage Teaching Artists in a performance workshop to explore story settings, characters, and narratives inspired by the exhibition. Grades 1–8 | 11/2 hours | $10 per student NOTE: Space is limited. Please book early.

NEW: HISTORY + ART America’s Black Holocaust Museum Presentation and Museum Tour Nov 9, 2017 | 9:30–11 am Join America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) and the Milwaukee Art Museum for a special program in honor of the local and national history of African Americans and people of African descent. The combined presentation by ABHM griots (storytellers) and Art Museum docents is a timely collaboration that explores how artists express identity and use storytelling to bring history to life. Grades 5–12 | 11/2 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 Mon, Dec 4, 2017 | 8:30 am–3:15 pm Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for first-person narrative writing or artwork in this daylong, regional conference. The conference is geared toward individual students, or groups of students, registered through their school. Grades 3–12 | 6 3/4 hours | $80 per student Register online at artofwritingconferences.com. Download registration form at mam.org > learn + play > school programs.

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues–Thurs, Sept 2017–April 2018 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 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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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.

THE SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS Submissions due Wed, Dec 20, 2017 On display Feb 3–March 18, 2018 Teachers, submit your students’ artwork to the Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards program 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. Leah Penn, Divergence, 2016 Creativity & Citizenship Award in Drawing and Illustration. Grade 12, Rufus King International School, Milwaukee, Dean Graf instructor.


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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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

RESOURCES

Host your next staff meeting or professional development event at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Options such as guided tours, lunches, and educator-led workshops can be added to meet your group’s needs. Spaces are available year-round for groups of all sizes.

l High-quality images of artworks

For more information on rates and professional development offerings, email teachers@mam.org.

l Opportunities to comment and

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

Teacher Resources Website

to project in your classroom

l Ready-to-go activity ideas—use as

bell ringers or exit slips

l Resources for self-guided tours l Background information on feature

exhibitions and the Collection

share your adaptations and ideas with colleagues l PDF downloads of more Museum Teacher Resources Museum Manners Video mam.org/u/museum-manners 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 mam.org/learn/classes.php#join Nominate your students to attend Museum studio classes for free.

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Program Reference Chart program

grades

dates available

duration

fee

PK–12

All year

1 hour

$5 per student

GEOMETRY + ART Museum tour with optional visit to Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

1–4

All year

Varies

$5 per student; additional fees app for Betty Brinn

LIFE SCIENCES + ART Museum tour with optional visit to Discovery World

K–5

All year

Varies

$5 per student; additional fees app for Discovery World

NATURE + ART Museum tour with optional visit to Lynden Sculpture Garden

1–12

All year

Varies

$5 per student; additional fees app for Lynden Sculptu

MUSIC + ART Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert and Museum tour

3–8

Finding the American Voice: Oct 11 or 12, 2017 Music of the Earth: Feb 6 or 7, 2018

Varies

$5 per student; additional fees app

WRITING + ART Writing & Art docent-guided tour

4–12

Sept 2017–April 2018

1 ½ hours

$10 per student

THEATER + ART First Stage Performance Company and Museum tour

1–8

The Modern Line: Drawing from Process to Product: Dec 5 or 6, 2017 Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England: April 3 or 4, 2018

1 ½ hours

$10 per student

Nov 9, 2017

1 ½ hours

$10 per student

3–12

Dec 4, 2017

6 3/4 hours

$80 per student

Studio Workshop School Program

PK–12

Tues–Thurs, Sept 2017–April 2018

2 hours

$10 per student

Junior Docent School Program

3–5

All year

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

$5/tour per studen

The Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

11–12

Available year-round by appointment only

45 minutes

$5 per student

School Tours School tours

Multidisciplinary Tours

NEW: HISTORY + ART America’s Black Holocaust Museum presentation and Museum tour

5–12

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference

Specialized Programs

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how to register (See Page 6)

Varies

mam.org > learn + play > school programs or 414-224-3842

(See Page 8)

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Math (Geometry)

Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Contact groups@bbcmkids.org or call Betty Brinn at 414-390-5437, ext. 272

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Science

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

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Science and the Environment

Call Museum at 414-224-3842 Call Lynden at 414-446-8481

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

Film, Language Arts, Social Sciences, Theater and Performance

mam.org > learn + play > school programs or 414-224-3842

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

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. With generous support from:

Milwaukee Public Schools Partnership for the Arts

Daniel M. Soref Charitable Trust and the Herzfeld Foundation (Junior Docent School Program) The Milwaukee Art Museum docents

(See Page 10) History, Language Arts

mam.org > learn + play > school programs or 414-224-3842

Writing, Language Arts, Studio Art

Download registration at mam.org > learn + play > school programs

(See Page 10) Studio Art

mam.org > learn + play > school programs or 414-224-3842

History, Language Arts, Public Speaking

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

History, Language Arts

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

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curriculum connections

Educators Credit Union (supporting sponsor of literacy programs)

The Heller Foundation and Mary Ellen Heller in memory of Avis Heller, Vanguard Computers Inc., CompURent, and an anonymous donor (Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin)


Resources advocate for your visit

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 chaperonesnes: 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

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


Welcome to the 2017–18 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. Docent-guided tours are designed to enhance curriculum, from Common Core to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), and free family passes allow all students to extend their Museum experience on a return visit with their family.

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

2017/18 School & Teacher Programs  

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