Start With Art: Classical World

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

Start With Art: Classical World

Guided Tour of Greek/Roman Exhibit

The guided tour focuses on the museum’s ancient Greek and Roman exhibits, particularly the pottery. Topics of discussion may include: ancient Greek and Roman civilization and culture, the process of creating red-figure and black figure pottery, religious beliefs and mythology, geography, and government.

Hands On! Students get to touch artifacts from the education collection.

Topics and content are modified to be age appropriate for students in 2nd-12th grades.

Greek Art Activity

Students create constellariums, tubes they can look through and see a model of the Perseus constellation. Constellariums are created from plastic tubes, paper, and markers, and are designed to look like Greek pottery. During the art activity, students explore the constellation, eclipsing binary stars, and the myth of Perseus and Medusa.

Alternate art activities may be suggested for groups that include younger students.

Visual Thinking Strategies™

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a student-centered discussion method grounded in decades of research and testing. The method uses discussions of art to expand critical thinking skills. Students will use VTS to discuss additional artworks in the gallery.

Learn more about VTS | Get trained in VTS

Extend the Experience

Check out the Classical traveling treasure trove or download the education guide to experience the museum in the classroom.

The travel trove includes video, music, games, books, posters, and more! You can borrow it for free for 2 weeks. The museum covers to/from shipping.

The education guide includes suggestions for corresponding activities in all curriculum areas.

Check out a Treasure Trove
Download the Education Guide

Field Trip Information

  • Reservation required 2 weeks in advance—one month or more is recommended for optimum scheduling.
  • 10 participating children are required. Limited to 75 children. Appropriate for ages 4-18.
  • FREE with a scholarship from MGMoA Fund-A-Program. Regular price is $3 per student. School groups traveling by bus or van are eligible for up to $200 reimbursement for bus transportation.
  • 1 chaperon per 10 kids is required and admission is waived. Additional adults are $4 each.

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Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

1900 West MacArthur
Shawnee, OK 74804

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The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is supported by these organizations and generous donors like you!

  • Allied Arts
  • Oklahoma Arts Council
  • Art Works

  • The museum is affiliated with:
  • Oklahoma Museums
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