North Carolina Museum of Art

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can explore a diversity of Western art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The collection has major holdings in European painting, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, American art, modern painting, Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures, and international contemporary art. Other works include African and Oceanic art, and Jewish ceremonial objects. The museum is home to the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, designed by Barbara Kruger, which features art installations, gardens, trails, a picnic area, and more. Performances and other events are held on-site throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the Sip Coffee Bar or Iris Restaurant after your field trip for a group lunch.

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Hrs: Vary.

School

As students tour the North Carolina Museum of Art’s galleries, they might search for animals in artwork, follow the history of American art, or learn how artists depict nature in their paintings. Tours can focus on a variety of subject matter, such as mathematics in art (scale, symmetry, and perspective), cultural values, French impressionist art, and more. All tours, except for Special Exhibition tours, meet in the West Building Lobby. Self-guided tours are also available. Reservations for guided tours must be made at least four weeks in advance, while self-guided tours must be reserved at least 10 days ahead.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
Language arts, history, ancient civilizations, Greek mythology, culture, social studies, visual art, math, patterns, symmetry, nature.

contact info
Name: Beth Shaw McGuire
Email: beth.mcguire@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, 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.

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North Carolina Museum of Art

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can explore a diversity of Western art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The collection has major holdings in European painting, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, American art, modern painting, Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures, and international contemporary art. Other works include African and Oceanic art, and Jewish ceremonial objects. The museum is home to the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, designed by Barbara Kruger, which features art installations, gardens, trails, a picnic area, and more. Performances and other events are held on-site throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the Sip Coffee Bar or Iris Restaurant after your field trip for a group lunch.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Scout groups can work on Art badges at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Tours of the museum’s collections aim to teach scouts about the elements of art, identifying patterns in works of art, how artists depict nature in their paintings, and more. Tours can be customized to meet your scout badge requirements. Scouts are also welcome to take elf-guided tours of the museum. Guided tour reservations must be made at least four weeks ahead, while self-guided tours must be reserved at least 10 days in advance.

supports scout badges in:
Art.

topics covered:
History, ancient civilizations, Greek mythology, culture, social studies, visual art, math, patterns, symmetry, science, nature.

contact info
Name: Beth Shaw McGuire
Email: beth.mcguire@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, 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>>

North Carolina Museum of Art

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can explore a diversity of Western art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The collection has major holdings in European painting, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, American art, modern painting, Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures, and international contemporary art. Other works include African and Oceanic art, and Jewish ceremonial objects. The museum is home to the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, designed by Barbara Kruger, which features art installations, gardens, trails, a picnic area, and more. Performances and other events are held on-site throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the Sip Coffee Bar or Iris Restaurant after your field trip for a group lunch.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Summer camp groups will have a fun time touring the art on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Campers can search for animals in artwork, follow the history of American art, and learn how artists portray nature in their paintings. All tours, except for Special Exhibition tours, meet in the West Building Lobby. Camp groups are also welcome to tour the museum self-guided. Guided tour reservations must be made at least four weeks in advance, while self-guided tours must be reserved at least 10 days ahead.

contact info
Name: Beth Shaw McGuire
Email: beth.mcguire@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, 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>>

North Carolina Museum of Art

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can explore a diversity of Western art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The collection has major holdings in European painting, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, American art, modern painting, Egyptian art, Greek and Roman sculptures, and international contemporary art. Other works include African and Oceanic art, and Jewish ceremonial objects. The museum is home to the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park, designed by Barbara Kruger, which features art installations, gardens, trails, a picnic area, and more. Performances and other events are held on-site throughout the year. Be sure to stop by the Sip Coffee Bar or Iris Restaurant after your field trip for a group lunch.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

While touring the galleries at the North Carolina Museum of Art, homeschoolers can search for animals in artwork, follow the history of American art, and learn about the ways in which artists depict nature in their paintings. Guided tours can focus on mathematics in art (scale, symmetry, and perspective), cultural values, French impressionism, and more. All tours, except for Special Exhibition tours, meet in the West Building Lobby. Self-guided tours are also available. Reservations for guided tours must be made at least four weeks in advance, while self-guided tours must be booked at least 10 days ahead.

topics covered:
Language arts, history, ancient civilizations, Greek mythology, culture, social studies, visual art, math, patterns, symmetry, nature.

contact info
Name: Beth Shaw McGuire
Email: beth.mcguire@ncdcr.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 10 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Available for Purchase, 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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