At the Museum
BOOK YOUR SCHOOL TOUR NOW!
January 24 - April 12, 2015
Brilliant in the arts, sciences, and engineering, Leonardo da Vinci was driven by a deep sense of curiosity about the world around him, recording his observations on numerous pages of paper, which were later gathered and bound as manuscripts, or codices. Leonardo’s active mind and working method are defined in this exhibition by three primary characteristics: curiosity, direct observation, and thinking on paper.
Museum Docents will guide students through this special exhibition of the work of one of the most intriguing people to ever live. Don't miss this opportunity for students to view Codex Leicester, the first exhibition of the artist’s work to be held in Arizona.
Standard School Tours
Students and teachers encounter authentic objects from around the globe. Seeing the “real thing” engenders excitement and a unique experience of the physical art work. Students also become comfortable in the Museum environment and with discussing points of view.
Fees: $4/student; 1 chaperone per 10 students FREE
Fee waivers are available for Title I schools; call 602-257-4356 for information.
Bus assistance may be available; use the Bus Reimbursement Request Form.
Funds are limited.
Docent-led tours are available
- Tuesday: 10am – 12pm (North Wing OR South Wing)
- Wednesday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
- Friday: 12pm – 5pm
Self-guided tours (pre-booking required)
- Wednesday: 10am – 9pm
- Thursday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Click on the titles below to review program descriptions and grade recommendations. If you need any further assistance please call the Education Department at (602) 257-4356.
- Introduction to Looking at Art
- Elements of Art
- Art of Asia
- Hands On: Experience Asia
- Explore Arizona and the Southwest
- Stories in Art
- Art and History Connect
- Art and Science Connect
- Math in Art
- The Critical Eye
- Modern and Contemporary Art
- Phoenix Art Museum Masterworks
Student-Directed Visit: 6th -12th grade (Pilot Program)
Are you interested in building student knowledge through discovery, problem-solving, critical thinking and social skills? The student-directed visit may be the right tour for you! Teachers, students and chaperones generate questions, discover relationships between objects and learn how to navigate the Museum. Learn how your school can be apart of this innovative program. Contact the education department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.257.4356 for additional information regarding participation requirements.
The Museum collects are in seven major areas. If you have a specific interest in an artist or period, please check in advance to see if the Museum has that material. Visit our online gallery to view our collection. Please contact us with any questions: (602) 257-4356 or email@example.com
North Wing Galleries
Includes Asian, Ulman Center for the Art of Philip C. Curtis, European, Spanish Colonial, American, Western American.
South Wing Galleries
Includes Modern, Contemporary, Fashion Design, Photography.
The Museum presents temporary exhibitions on a variety of art forms and styles. Be sure to check exhibition dates prior to booking. Visit our Exhibitions page to view current and past exhibits.
The Museum’s sculpture garden is an excellent place to view outdoor sculpture or have lunch. Learn more about the use of the sculpture garden with your students.
At Your School
Are your students prepared?
SCHEDULE A “CLASSROOM PREP” SESSION
Museum ambassadors can visit your K-12 classroom prior to their museum visit, so they know what is expected of them when they arrive and how to make the most of their visit to Phoenix Art Museum. Prepared students have realistic expectations as to what they will see and do during their visit, and will be introduced to key concepts and vocabulary terms that they are likely to encounter.
Sessions are available on a limited basis, and can be scheduled for the week prior to your field trip.
- Sessions are FREE! but available on a space available basis
- Presentations last 45-55 minutes, but can be modified to accommodate your class periods.
- Classrooms need to have a screen or blank white wall in a room that can be darkened for a PowerPoint presentation.