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Looking to Learn

Visual Learning for 4th through 12th Graders

Committed to excellence in art museum/gallery education, the Looking to Learn program uses contemporary art as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding for your students.

A major renovation and transformative revitalization of the Galleries will take place between summer 2018 and fall 2019. While there will be no exhibitions in the Galleries on view during this period, Looking to Learn will explore other MassArt campus galleries, studio art practices and art making through the two-visit model.

Join us in offering your students a quality and accessible experience with contemporary art!

Objectives

  • critical looking, questioning and reflection
  • confident and collaborative participation
  • creativity and self-expression
  • art museum literacy
  • a meaningful, personal connection with at least one work of art for each participant

Program Design

Visit 1: Orientation — 1 hour in your classroom
Educators from MassArt visit your classroom to introduce students to the College, the Bakalar & Paine Galleries and the featured exhibition(s). Using visual materials, educators introduce key concepts and ideas to prepare students for their follow-up visit to MassArt.

Visit 2: Gallery visit — 1.5 hours at MassArt
During this interactive guided visit to MassArt's campus galleries, students explore ideas specific to the exhibition(s) on view. Subsidized transportation is available for eligible groups.*

*We encourage participating schools to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and/or Target Field Trip grants to offset the cost of transportation to and from MassArt. If your school is ineligible for these grants, please contact lookingtolearn@massart.edu.

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Contact

To book a group, contact lookingtolearn@massart.edu or 617.879.7333.