Start With Art: Medieval Europe

Start With Art: Medieval Europe

Guided Tour of Medieval Exhibit

The guided tour focuses on the museum’s Medieval exhibits, looking at gilded altar pieces, carved ivory treasures, and the suit of armor. Topics of discussion may include: civilization and culture of the Middle Ages in Europe, feudalism, the plagues, religious beliefs, and pilgrimage.

Hands On! Students will also walk to the St. Gregory’s Abbey church to experience Medieval-inspired stained glass and architecture (weather and SGA schedule permitting).

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

Medieval Art Activity

Students create 4”x 4” embossed metal coats of arms, modeled after the heraldic achievements of historical figures including Joan of Arc.

Alternate art activities may be suggested for groups that include younger students, such as a cardboard shield embellished with tin foil and colorful shapes.

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 Medieval 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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