Museum of Contemporary Photography

Through the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s tours and print viewings, visitors can learn about the different approaches and techniques in photography while exploring the works of photographers from the 1920s to the present. As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, their mission is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and political implication of the image in our world today.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM.

School

Groups can choose a tour from the general list, with themes such as “Race, Gender, and Representation,” and “Landscape and Place,” or choose an education tour that aligns with common core curriculum in language arts, social studies, and fine art. Study Dorothea Lange and her Dust Bowl documentary-style photography, or study portraiture and representation.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Great Depression, American History, Fine Art, Photography, Visual Literacy.

contact info
Name: Kristen Taylor
Phone: ktaylor@colum.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Museum of Contemporary Photography

Through the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s tours and print viewings, visitors can learn about the different approaches and techniques in photography while exploring the works of photographers from the 1920s to the present. As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, their mission is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and political implication of the image in our world today.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM.

Scouts

Groups can choose a tour from the general list, with themes such as “Race, Gender, and Representation,” and “Landscape and Place,” or choose an education tour that can be adapted to fit scout needs. Study Dorothea Lange and her Dust Bowl documentary-style photography, or study portraiture and representation.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Great Depression, American History, Fine Art, Photography, Visual Literacy.

contact info
Name: Kristen Taylor
Phone: ktaylor@colum.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Through the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s tours and print viewings, visitors can learn about the different approaches and techniques in photography while exploring the works of photographers from the 1920s to the present. As the leading photography museum in the Midwest, their mission is to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and political implication of the image in our world today.

contact info

Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12-5PM.

Homeschool

Groups can choose a tour from the general list, with themes such as “Race, Gender, and Representation,” and “Landscape and Place,” or choose an education tour that aligns with common core curriculum in language arts, social studies, and fine art. Study Dorothea Lange and her Dust Bowl documentary-style photography, or study portraiture and representation.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Social Studies.

topics covered:
Great Depression, American History, Fine Art, Photography, Visual Literacy.

contact info
Name: Kristen Taylor
Phone: ktaylor@colum.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 30 max. Program Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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