School Tours | Outdoor Sculpture
Looking through Kiki Smith's Refuge (2014) at an ArtStart class on a tour of outdoor sculpture. Photo by Tom McNeill.
Acting Head of Education / ArtStart and Images Instructor Neely McNulty discusses Peter Irniq’s sculpture Inuksuk (2007) with an Images class. Photo by Tom McNeill.
An ArtStart class discusses Peter Irniq’s sculpture Inuksuk (2007) during a tour of outdoor sculpture. Photo by Tom McNeill.
Beverly Pepper, Thel, 1977-77, painted Cor-Ten steel and grass. Purchased through the Fairchild Art Fund with a matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; S.977.144. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.
Clement Meadmore, Perdido, 1978, COR-TEN steel. Gift of Suzette and Jay R. Schochet, Dartmouth Class of 1952; 2013.55. Art © Meadmore Sculptures, LLC / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo by Eli Burakian ’00.
The museum may be closed for expansion and renovation, but there are still wonderful works of art to explore! Outdoor sculptures by Ellsworth Kelly, Clement Meadmore, Kiki Smith, Mark di Suvero, Allan C. Houser, Beverly Pepper, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro and others dot the campus. These works are primarily abstract and address many curricular topics including Native American art and culture, women’s rights, and concepts in geography, math, and science. Each work enlivens the surrounding space and draws our attention to the architecture of nearby buildings. Tour experiences will feature a selection of works and can include looking, sketching, creative writing, and art activities.
This tour is recommended for students of all ages.
This tour supports National Core Arts Standards 7, 8, and 11