Teachers may schedule a traditional tour led by a trained museum docent or a custom tour that aligns with their classes’ curriculum. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Teachers may schedule a tour led by a trained museum docent. Docents are trained to help students “See the South,” focusing on the central themes of Southern Art.
Our school tour fee is $3.00 per student (including museum admission) EXCEPT for the following groups:
Post-tour art activity option: Teachers may also book an art activity inspired by artwork viewed on tour. The art activity fee is $3.00 per student.
Tours last approximately 1.5 hours; 2 hours if an art activity is requested.
Specialized tours for pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students
Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, The Ogden Museum’s Early Childhood Enrichment Program serves pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade children with the goal of making art approachable-teaching art in a way in which students can easily relate and understand–as well as introducing children a museum. This program also strives to increase literacy through the use of art. Prior to a visit to the Ogden Museum, students read and discuss a suggested book in class. During the students’ visit to the Ogden Museum, they view artwork related to the book and their conversations and participate in in-gallery activities reinforcing newly learned concepts and vocabulary. Suggested books Matthew’s Dream by Leo Leonni (introduction to a museum) The Room of Wonders by Sergio Ruzzier (collections and found objects) Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold (neighborhood and place) Art from Her Heart by Kathy Whitehead (memories/Clementine Hunter)
Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
Pre-Tour GuideDownload Guide
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Pre-Tour GuideDownload Guide
Museum Educators are available to help teachers create tours that align with their classes’ curriculum. The Museum’s exhibitions provide the opportunity to explore several themes in Southern art and culture. Teachers and Museum Educators will work together to choose artworks around teacher selected topics.
The staff of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art welcomes all visitors to See the South through our collections. However, we expect visitors to respect each other, the building and the art objects by following a few simple rules.
For safety reasons, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art requests that all busses load and unload at the corner of Camp and St. Joseph Streets on the museum side of the street, not in front of the Museum. The students will then walk to the entrance of the Museum in the center of the block.
There are no picnic facilities or snack areas on the museum grounds. No food or drink is allowed in the galleries.
The restrooms are located on the second and fifth floors. All students must be accompanied by an adult to the restroom.
For more information about tours, please contact Ellen Balkin, Director of Education at email@example.com.