Wichita Art Museum1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Wichita KS 67203
Phone: (316) 268-4921
Fax: (316) 268-4980
Hours: Sunday noon-5 pm; Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm; closed Monday
Contact: Courtney Spousta, curator of education
Reservations: (316) 268-4907
The museum offers free school tours for kindergarten through college, both guided and self-guided. Guided tours focus on WAM?s premier American art collection and special traveling exhibitions. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups, generally last one hour depending on grade level, and are led by trained tour guides and museum educators.
Art is a powerful way to spark critical thinking and enhance the curriculum content at every grade level and across subject areas.
The development of critical thinking skills is now recognized as an essential component in the education of young students.
The Wichita Art Museum is an educational institution, and tours for students and teachers are a crucial part of educational outreach. WAM wants every student to have an enriching, dynamic museum visit.
Teachers are encouraged to see the museum as an extended classroom to help meet state standards as well as build critical thinking and visual literacy. WAM's resources are here for you!
TO LEARN MORE about the tour add-on components, or discuss creative ways for students to engage in learning at WAM, please contact Courtney Spousta, curator of education, at 316-268-4907 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can request a tour online at wichitaartmuseum.org/learn/tours.
Looking for extra ways to spark creativity while at WAM? Try a special hands-on activity to expand learning. Students roll up their sleeves and experiment with media, techniques, and concepts of art in projects linked to their gallery tour experience. Materials cost per student is $5. Need a scholarship? Support is possible with demonstrated need.
Write-On Gallery Guide
A self-guided looking and writing guide can be added to any tour to help students engage in deeper understanding of the art. Students will examine art in the galleries with a set of questions that encourage them to think and look deeper. Pencils and clipboards will be available.
Plan Pre- and Post-Tour Activities
Take the learning even further; incorporate your experience at WAM into more classroom learning. New this year, WAM offers additional teaching materials via the website for select tours. Visit wichitaartmuseum.org/learn/tours for information.
Connect your tour to the classroom by using WAM's Art Resource Center (ARC). With more than 2,000 materials, the ARC is a great supplement for learning tools. Books, art posters, learning packets, DVDs, and special art kits are available free of charge for loan. Please contact the education department at email@example.com for more information.
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This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita.