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Youth & School Tours

Self-Guided Youth Visits

Small school and youth groups may elect to explore the Museum on their own. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance in order to receive discounted group admission rate, and correct student to chaperone ratio must be maintained.   

 

Guided Youth Tours

The Newport Art Museum welcomes youth and school groups of all ages.  Our expert staff and trained Gallery Guides are dedicated to providing you and your students with the very best and most meaningful educational experience.  Programs are specifically tailored to meet your needs and carefully blend art, history, cultural context, architecture, and visual literacy into engaging visits that are aligned with national Common Core Standards.

 

Our “Learning to Look” gallery talks enhance learning and help students hone their observational skills and strengthen their ability to empathize, analyze, reason and intuit.  Museum Education staff work closely with teachers and group leaders to tailor gallery talk topics to expand upon particular areas of the school curriculum or specific classroom or group projects.  Led by trained Gallery Guides, our Learning to Look tours begin with a brief history of the Historic Griswold House and evolution of the Newport Art Museum before delving into close observation and thoughtful dialogue around a small number of specially selected works of art.  The Museum’s goal is to encourage students to examine carefully, express their impressions descriptively, and enjoy artistic discovery.

Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes (includes check-in, orientation, and tour.)  Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.

 

 

The Language of Art:

A Transformative Art & Literary Experience

The Newport Art Museum and the Redwood Library & Athenaeum are offering a brand new collaborative, guided tour experience for school and youth groups of all ages.  These interactive, dialogue-driven tours focus on English Language Arts and Visual Art Literacy skills, using our extensive permanent collections as resources.  Programs are specifically tailored to meet your curricular needs and carefully blend art, literacy, history, cultural context, architecture, and visual literacy into engaging visits that are aligned with national Common Core Standards.

 

The Museum’s “Learning to Look” gallery talks enhance learning and help students hone their observational skills and strengthen their ability to empathize, analyze, reason and intuit.  Redwood Library & Athenaeum “Treasures from the Vault” tours bring rare, historic books and literature to life.  Museum and Athenaeum Educators work closely with teachers to tailor tour topics to expand upon particular areas of the school curriculum or specific classroom/group projects.  Each tour divides its time equally between both institutions, and includes a brief history before delving into close observation and thoughtful dialogue around a small number of specially selected objects and works of art.  Our goal is to encourage students to examine carefully, express their impressions descriptively, and enjoy artistic and literary discovery.

Guided tours last approximately two hours and thirty minutes (includes check-in, orientations, and 1 hour tours in each institution.)  Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.

Art-making at the Coleman Center

Enrich students experience further with hands-on art-making at the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.  During this experience, students explore the Museum with a guided tour and then investigate new materials and processes with a hands-on and content-related art making activity.   An art-making session adds approximately forty-five minutes to the guided tour length.  Additional per student fee applies to cover material costs.  Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.

 

Coleman Center Art Instructor Pre-lesson

Take learning a step further with a Pre-Lesson, allowing students to engage in a more complex art-making project.  Pre-Lessons are led by a Coleman Center Art Educator and are taught right in your classroom or group site.  Additional flat fee applies to cover staffing costs.  Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance, and must coincide with a guided tour.