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Multiple-Visit Programs

The Hood Museum of Art offers two multiple-visit programs for elementary school students: ArtStart (for grades 1–3) and Images (for grades 4–6). Each program offers a journey of discovery, creativity, and expression. Guided explorations and interactive teaching in the museum enable students to develop critical-thinking skills for interpreting works of art and relating them to their lives. The museum will continue to offer ArtStart and Images during the closure, using an adjusted format and art available on campus and other satellite locations.

Acting Head of Education / ArtStart and Images Instructor, Neely McNulty discusses Peter Irniq's sculpture Inuksuk (2007) with a K-12 Images class. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Acting Head of Education / ArtStart and Images Instructor, Neely McNulty discusses Peter Irniq's sculpture Inuksuk (2007) with a K-12 Images class. Photo by Tom McNeill.

Acting Head of Education / ArtStart and Images Instructor, Neely McNulty discusses works in Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish a K-12 Images class at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Acting Head of Education / ArtStart and Images Instructor, Neely McNulty discusses works in Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish a K-12 Images class at Hood Downtown. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Participants in one of the museum’s multiple-visit programs at work in the Hood’s studio.

Participants in the Images multiple-visit program create their own sculptures following a tour of public art on campus.

Neely McNulty, Images and ArtStart instructor, leads a tour of Cubism and Its Legacy.

While the museum is closed for expansion, Hood Downtown, the Orozco murals, and public art on campus are available to school groups and the public, free of charge.

Images

Images is a program offered for regional elementary school students in grades 4 through 6 that brings groups to the museum six times during the year. Each visit includes time in the galleries, where students learn from and discuss original works of art with a professional museum educator. Afterward, in the studio, students complete a hands-on art project that relates to what they looked at and learned in the galleries.

Images is an innovative art education program that provides students with valuable skills for analyzing and interpreting works of art and increases their understanding and appreciation of the history, customs, beliefs, and artistic traditions of cultures and peoples from around the world.

Our Images program guide provides additional information about the program, including the topics of the six museum visits.

ArtStart

ArtStart is a multiple-visit program designed for students in grades 1 through 3. Participants visit the museum four times during the year. During each visit, students spend time in the galleries exploring art objects from around the world and in the studio creating their own works of art.

Our ArtStart program guide provides additional information about the program, including the topics of the four museum visits.

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