Trained docents engage students with an interactive, multi-media presentation of works from the Museum’s permanent collection. Students learn strategies for looking, reading, and thinking critically about a work of art.
- Presentations are 60 minutes, and the maximum group size is 35.
- The fee is $30 per class. A limited number of fee waivers are available for Title I schools.
- Grades 3 - 6
- Presentations may be coordinated with a visit to the Museum, or with the Art Ark.
- Each student receives a free family pass, which enables students to return to the Museum free of charge with up to four people.
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Take Art Apart
Learn the elements of art through focused observation, questioning, and discussion of 2-D and 3-D works of art.
Crocker All Stars
Enjoy an intro to the Museum through a selection of the Crocker’s collection highlights.
California and its history come alive through artwork from the past and present.
Students travel the world through art, gaining perspectives on diverse cultures and world history.
Art in America
Discover how 21st-century artists creatively use materials to probe personal, social, and political issues.
NEW! Themes aligned with History – Social Science Content Standards
Geography as well as California Indian nations will be discussed through a selection of artwork from the Crocker’s collection. Aligns with HSS standards 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3
See how landscapes, portraits, genre scenes and still lifes illustrate the unique history, terrain and people of California – past and present. Aligns with HSS standards 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4
Docents will introduce students to Central American artifacts, pottery from the Native North American Southwest, and artwork that illustrates the experience of settlers across North America. Aligned with HSS standards 5.1 and 5.8
From burial objects from China to glass from Egypt, traverse artwork from ancient civilizations. Aligned with HSS standards 6.2, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6