Art Ark

The Crocker’s award-winning mobile education center returns to schools Spring 2023! Spots will fill up fast. If you are interested in having the Art Ark visit your school, complete the interest form here.

The Art Ark allows an entire school to examine the lives and art of North American artists, including some from the Sacramento region. Students build visual literacy skills as they discover how art can tell the stories of the diverse people who call this country home. Using the elements and framework of a story, American Narratives features artwork by artists who come from diverse times, cultures, and backgrounds. Their work and experiences are woven together to teach students the story of our nation as well as the importance of everyday moments in their own lives.

$2,500+ per school site

Not every story is told with words. The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts includes literature and non-print text. Visual art is a powerful vehicle for communicating a story. Biographical, narrative, or historical paintings or artworks are great examples of non-print text that cross language barriers and are inclusive to multiple types of learners. American Narratives features a variety of narrative artworks, which students will learn to “read” as they learn through looking.

The Art Ark is sponsored by U.S. Bank, Bank of America, and Teichert Foundation.


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