Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has a growing collection of contemporary artwork, and a permanent collection of over 5,000 years of Western art. The museum’s collection includes ancient Egyptian art, medieval architecture, art from the Middle Ages, ancient Greek art, European Renaissance paintings, collection of American landscape photography, and more. Tours are available for students, scout, and homeschool groups of all ages. Admission is free all day on Thursdays. Performances, art talks, and other events are held at the museum throughout the year. Enjoy a group lunch after your field trip at the Nasher Museum Café.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

During their guided tour of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, students will learn how artists use techniques such as mood, setting, and symbolism to convey stories in their artwork. Activities include discussing works on view, writing about art, learning about the way topics such as social justice are portrayed in art, and more. Tours are offered on Tuesday-Friday. Field trips to the museum meet North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Standards. Inquire about transportation scholarships. University students can tour the museum and visit Study Storage for an up close experience with art.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Language Arts.

topics covered:
History, ancient civilizations, culture, writing, social studies, visual art, crafts, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Education Associate
Phone: 919-684-1169
Email: nashered@duke.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee, Title I, Financial Support Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

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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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has a growing collection of contemporary artwork, and a permanent collection of over 5,000 years of Western art. The museum’s collection includes ancient Egyptian art, medieval architecture, art from the Middle Ages, ancient Greek art, European Renaissance paintings, collection of American landscape photography, and more. Tours are available for students, scout, and homeschool groups of all ages. Admission is free all day on Thursdays. Performances, art talks, and other events are held at the museum throughout the year. Enjoy a group lunch after your field trip at the Nasher Museum Café.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Scouts can work on Art badges on guided tours of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Tours aim to teach scouts how artists use techniques such as mood, setting, and symbolism to convey stories in their artwork. Activities allow scouts to discuss works on view, find connections between art and their lives, learn about the way topics such as social justice are portrayed in art, and more. Tours are offered on Tuesday-Friday.

supports scout badges in:
Art.

topics covered:
History, ancient civilizations, culture, writing, social studies, visual art, crafts, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Education Associate
Phone: 919-684-1169
Email: nashered@duke.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

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>>

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has a growing collection of contemporary artwork, and a permanent collection of over 5,000 years of Western art. The museum’s collection includes ancient Egyptian art, medieval architecture, art from the Middle Ages, ancient Greek art, European Renaissance paintings, collection of American landscape photography, and more. Tours are available for students, scout, and homeschool groups of all ages. Admission is free all day on Thursdays. Performances, art talks, and other events are held at the museum throughout the year. Enjoy a group lunch after your field trip at the Nasher Museum Café.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Enhance your homeschool art lessons with a guided tour of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Homeschoolers will learn how artists use techniques such as setting, mood, and symbolism to convey stories in their works of art. Homeschoolers will have the chance to discuss works on view, write about art, learn about the way topics such as social justice are portrayed in art, and much more. Tours are offered on Tuesday-Friday.

topics covered:
Language arts, history, ancient civilizations, culture, writing, social studies, visual art, crafts, critical thinking.

contact info
Name: Education Associate
Phone: 919-684-1169
Email: nashered@duke.edu

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 60 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1, 15:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, Indoor & Outdoor Seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

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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