Programs for Schools and Groups

 

Students participate in a hands-on activity at the museum.

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture offers several choices of thematic tours with related hands-on activities for grades K-12. 

We are unable to provide hands-on experiences in the classroom at this time, however, with a minimum of a 3-week notice, we are happy to provide your school group with grab and go Art Kits aligned with our current exhibits.

Pottery Tour

This tour of current exhibitions focuses on the generational tradition of pottery making in the Southwest, initially for utilitarian purposes, and later, as works of art. The museum visit includes a gallery tour, and can include a related hands-on project of pottery making in the classroom.

Stories Tour

This tour of current exhibitions focuses on honoring the ancestors with dynamic oral traditions and stories of Southwest Indian people and how these traditions are transmitted between generations, as well as the reflection of the traditions created in artwork. The museum visit includes a gallery tour, and can include a related hands-on project of constructing a storyteller structure, made from cardstock and drawing (illustration) in the classroom. 

Weaving Tour

This tour of current exhibitions focuses on various traditions and aspects in weaving within the cultures of the Southwest. In the hands-on activity, students learn to weave several different designs on a loom they take home.

For information regarding school group tours, please contact Sally at arttrek85@gmail.com