Expedition Art

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Expedition Art is designed to introduce students in head start through second grade to art and to the museum.  The program consists of a brief tour of the permanent collection (30-45 minutes), a story or critical-thinking activity (15 minutes) and an art project (30 minutes).   

Art Expeditions:

Adventures in Color begins in the gallery with a reading of Hailstones and Halibut Bones: Adventures in Color.  This classic book by Mary O'Neill features twelve poems that relate color to the world around us and our other senses.  The poems set the tone for a museum adventure as students search for colors and color relationships during their guided tour.  The art project featured in this program is creating colorful scratch art!

Expedition Art can also be individually tailored to meet the needs of the visiting group Teachers are invited to suggest an emphasis for the permanent collection tour (Egyptian, Medieval, Native American) or  an applicable area of study (for example:  shapes, animals, counting, etc.).   Expedition Art programs can also be created for temporary exhibitions.  The curator of education will work with you to create a tour, activity, and art project to complement your classroom activities.  To discuss a tailored program, please contact Donna Merkt at 405-878-5605 or [email protected].


Experience Expedition Art:

Expedition Art programs are only $2 per student, which includes admission fees and supplies.  Chaperones are admitted free; please provide one chaperone per every 7 students.  Scholarships are available for program fees and busing expenses.  Please visit www.mgmoa.org/field-trips for more information about visiting the museum and to schedule your class for Expedition Art. 

Boy creating mask.


Questions or Comments?  Please contact the MGMoA Education Department.

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