The Meadows Museum of Art has created a curriculum oriented pre- and post-visit activities program designed to guide students through a process of learning to understand and appreciate art. For the teacher, the Meadows Museum of Art provides a springboard for classroom activities that develop students' learning skills and encourage personal expression.

Because some students may never have had the opportunity to tour an art museum, their Meadows Museum of Art visit will be a new experience.

 

Lessons and Activities

Our set of simple discussion questions may be a good place to get started with your students.

Discussion Questions

What is an art museum?
An art museum is the place that collects, cares for and exhibits works of art.

What do vistiors find in art museums?
Visitors find paintings, sculptures, photographs, ceramics and other types of art in art museum.

Who created the artworks in the Meadows Museum of Art
Artist from all over the world created the works in the Meadows Museum of Art.

Why don't visitors touch the artworks?
Because artworks are easily damaged, visitors may view, but not touch the artworks on view in the galleries.

What is a docent?
A docent is a museum teacher who leads visitors on tours and answers questions about the works of art.

 

Kindergarten

The Elements of Art pre-visit activities and vocabulary exercises help students appreciate the diversity of elements used to create art and to prepare for their Meadows Museum of Art tour. Teachers can then supplement and reinforce concepts developed during the museum tour by using our post-activities section to supplement and reinforce concepts developed during the museum tour.

 

First Grade

The Color Around Us pre-visit activities and vocabulary exercises help children understand their love for color. Teachers can then supplement and reinforce concepts developed during the museum tour by using our post-activities section to supplement and reinforce concepts developed during the museum tour.

 

Second Grade

The Texture Around Us pre-visit activities and vocabulary exercises helps students use their sense of touch to understand the texture of objects by acquainting their "texture" words with the texture of objects around them. Teachers can then supplement and reinforce concepts developed during the museum tour by using our post-activities section to supplement and reinforce concepts developed during the museum tour.