Educator Appreciation Days
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Teachers get in FREE with a school ID! On this special day, bring your valid school ID or current school check stub and get FREE admission to NOMA for you and up to 3 family members. NOMA appreciates your hard work and dedication in the classroom.
Bring art into your classroom with lessons inspired by NOMA’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Lesson plans, workbooks, images, and a museum tour are provided. We make it easy to fulfill Act 175 requirements and integrate visual art in your curriculum. Workshops take place on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Come at 4:00 to enjoy refreshments and exchange ideas with colleagues.
Please register by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-658-4128.
Louisiana: Where Water Meets Land
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Photography and the American Civil War
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Schedule subject to change. Please check www.noma.org for updates.
PLANNING YOUR SCHOOL VISIT
1. Select Your Tour Topic
School visits at NOMA introduce students to a variety of highlights from NOMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Choose from a selection of tours that approach art from a visual art, language arts, or social studies perspective, or visit a featured exhibition. With one month’s notice, you may request a customized tour for your class.
2. Select Guided or Self-Guided Visits
Spark students’ imaginations with a guided visit to NOMA. Knowledgeable docents engage students in age-appropriate discussions, encouraging creative and critical thinking while addressing a variety of learning styles. Tours are interactive and conversational, and are aligned with state and national educational standards for visual arts, language arts and social studies. Available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m..
Self-guided visits enable you to design and lead your own school visit to NOMA. Visual art, language arts, history, science and math can be explored using NOMA’s extensive permanent collection, compelling temporary exhibitions, and outdoor Sculpture Garden. Use the free Educator’s Guide to the Collection to find information on selected works of art, maps of the museum, and suggestions for gallery discussions and activities during your visit.
3. Make Your Reservation
School group visits to NOMA are available Tuesday – Friday. Contact the Department of Interpretation & Audience Engagement at (504) 658-4128 to schedule your guided or self-guided visit. Please have the following information ready:
• Group leader’s cell phone number
• Group leader’s email address
• School’s name, address, and phone number
• Number of students
• Grade level of students
• Preferred date & time, alternate date & time
• Tour topic
Admission to NOMA is FREE for scheduled school groups, including students, teachers, and one adult chaperone per 10 students.
Schools located in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes may qualify for busing reimbursement, generously underwritten by the GPOA Foundation. Download the Bus Reimbursement Form.
Department of Interpretation & Audience Engagement
New Orleans Museum of Art
1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans LA 70124
P (504) 658-4128
Visual Art Approach
Elements of Art What are the ABCs of art? Introduce students to line, color, shape, form, texture, space, and value. This tour explores how artists utilize these basic elements to create a boundless visual language.
Methods & Materials How did the artist make that? Explore the relationship between an artist’s ideas and techniques. This tour will compare and contrast at least three different media, such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking or textiles.
Language Arts Approach
What’s the Story? Construct the elements of a story and guess what might happen outside of the frame. Characters, setting, and plot will be identified throughout the galleries as students determine the story in works of art from NOMA’s collection.
Describe it! A picture may be worth a thousand words, but how do we describe what we see? This tour focuses on developing descriptive language as students are encouraged to use synonyms and adjectives to describe the artwork in front of them.
Social Studies Approach
History Detectives Follow the clues as you sleuth through the ages by exploring art objects from NOMA’s permanent collection. The history detectives will discover what it was like to live in a different era as they explore the costumes, objects, and backgrounds in works of art.
My Country, My State Explore the development of the United States and Louisiana. Our rich artistic heritage will be highlighted as students learn how artists represent place by examining artwork from different eras of our nation’s history.
Featured Exhibition Tours
November 13 – January 17
Every Photograph Tells a Story In conjunction with the exhibition Photography at NOMA, this tour explores the variety of photographs collected by NOMA over the past 40 years. Featuring 150 of the most interesting and compelling works in the collection, the exhibition invites viewers to determine the story behind the picture.
February 26 – May 16
The Art of Mel Chin In conjunction with the exhibition Mel Chin: Rematch. Conceptual artist Mel Chin employs a variety of media to create works of art that are often site-specific and include contributions of community members. The retrospective exhibition will encompass four decades of Chin’s work, inviting visitors to question how the idea determines the materials.
Admission to NOMA is FREE for scheduled school groups, including students, teachers, and one adult per 10 students.
Making Your Reservation
School group visits to NOMA are available Tuesday – Friday. Contact the Department of Interpretation & Audience Engagement at email@example.com or (504) 658-4100 to schedule your Guided or Self-guided Visit. Please have the following information ready:
- Group leader’s cell phone number
- Group leader’s email address
- School’s name, address, and phone number
- Number of students
- Grade level of students
- Preferred date and time
- Tour topic
Bring art instruction to your classroom with NOMA’s resources for educators. Our Educator Guides are available online and are free of charge for educational purposes. All guides include topical information, images, reference material and timelines. Most include a detailed “curriculum objectives” section reflecting current Louisiana standards and benchmarks. Use the guides in conjunction with a visit to NOMA for maximum impact. Additional guides and images may be available. Contact NOMA’s Department of Interpretation and Audience Engagement for more details.
Current Exhibition Educator Guides
Please note that the Life magazine article, “Harlem Gang Leader” is available upon request. For a digital copy of the article please contact the Department of Interpretation & Audience Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 658-4100.
Permanent Collection Educator Guides
Please note that artwork used in the Educator Guides may not be on display. We suggest that you come to NOMA before your group visit to make sure that the artwork you want to use is on display.