Start with Art: Art Around the World

Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art

Start with Art: Art Around the World

Guided Tour: Art Around the World


The guided tour gives students a quick survey of art created by a variety of world cultures: Egyptian, European, Asian, pre-Columbian, African, and Native-American. Students are introduced to the world globe and a sampling of the ideas, beliefs, and stories of these cultures.

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

Topics and content are modified to be age appropriate for students in Early Childhood – 4th Grade.

Art Activity: Egyptian Mask


Students create beautiful Egyptian masks designed to look like the mummies in the museum! Masks are made of cardstock and adorned with markers or crayons, stick-on gems, and chenille stems. Mirrors are available so students can enjoy seeing themselves wearing the masks.

African masks or scarab bracelets may be suggested as an alternate art activity for this program.

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

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

contact us405.878.5300

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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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