Rockford Art Museum

The Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse collection, spanning portraits and landscapes by American masters to photography, outsider art, and contemporary paintings, lithography and glass. Comprised of more than 1,900 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to outsider art in new and mixed media; sculpture; photography; and contemporary glass. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.

contact info

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

Schools

The Rockford Art Museum offers guided and self-guided tours for student groups, and the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity with the artist-in-residence based on the current exhibit. Field trip programs on Terrific Tuesdays give groups a way to engage their bodies and imaginations with hands-on art activities. Break apart light, create shadow dances, use painting techniques to explore shades of color, and much more.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Science.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, Impressionists, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Physics.

contact info
Name: Tracey Leigh Redding
Phone: 815-972-2874
Email: tredding@rockfordartmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 min.-2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. 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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Rockford Art Museum

The Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse collection, spanning portraits and landscapes by American masters to photography, outsider art, and contemporary paintings, lithography and glass. Comprised of more than 1,900 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to outsider art in new and mixed media; sculpture; photography; and contemporary glass. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.

contact info

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

Scouts

The Rockford Art Museum offers guided and self-guided tours for scout groups, and the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity with the artist-in-residence based on the current exhibit. Field trip programs on Terrific Tuesdays give groups a way to engage their bodies and imaginations with hands-on art activities. Break apart light, create shadow dances, use painting techniques to explore shades of color, and much more. The Museum also offers customizable workshops for scouts to earn visual art badges and arts-related badges.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Science.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, Impressionists, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Physics.

contact info
Name: Tracey Leigh Redding
Phone: 815-972-2874
Email: tredding@rockfordartmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 min.-2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. 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>>

Rockford Art Museum

The Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse collection, spanning portraits and landscapes by American masters to photography, outsider art, and contemporary paintings, lithography and glass. Comprised of more than 1,900 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to outsider art in new and mixed media; sculpture; photography; and contemporary glass. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.

contact info

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

Camp

The Rockford Art Museum offers guided and self-guided tours for camp groups, and the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity with the artist-in-residence based on the current exhibit. Field trip programs on Terrific Tuesdays give groups a way to engage their bodies and imaginations with hands-on art activities. Break apart light, create shadow dances, use painting techniques to explore shades of color, and much more.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, Impressionists, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Physics.

contact info
Name: Tracey Leigh Redding
Phone: 815-972-2874
Email: tredding@rockfordartmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 min.-2 hrs. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. 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>>

Rockford Art Museum

The Rockford Art Museum boasts a diverse collection, spanning portraits and landscapes by American masters to photography, outsider art, and contemporary paintings, lithography and glass. Comprised of more than 1,900 works of art, the RAM Permanent Collection consists of modern and contemporary American art from the 19th and 20th centuries through today, from American Impressionist paintings to Chicago Imagist works to outsider art in new and mixed media; sculpture; photography; and contemporary glass. Regional art with an emphasis on Illinois artists remains a steadfast focus.

contact info

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

Homeschool

The Rockford Art Museum offers guided and self-guided tours for homeschool groups, and the opportunity to participate in a hands-on activity with the artist-in-residence based on the current exhibit. Field trip programs on Terrific Tuesdays give groups a way to engage their bodies and imaginations with hands-on art activities. Break apart light, create shadow dances, use painting techniques to explore shades of color, and much more. Structured homeschool classes are also available on select dates.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Science.

topics covered:
Contemporary Art, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, Impressionists, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Photography, Physics.

contact info
Name: Tracey Leigh Redding
Phone: 815-972-2874
Email: tredding@rockfordartmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 25 min Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1 Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Picnic area available. 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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