Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N Central Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Schools can choose from two tour options during the 2019-20 school year. Tours are held Tuesday through Friday. Tours have a 1:10 chaperone to student ratio. See below for tour descriptions and availability.

Tour Option #1: Critical Eye Tour

This inquiry-based tour encourages student participation. Exploring the Museum in small groups, students will learn to describe, analyze and interpret works of art by practicing critical thinking skills and visual literacy skills. Students will develop greater cultural literary and gain a richer appreciation of art through comprehension of its relationship to the place, time, and culture in which it was made. Skills developed in the process of looking at art translate to disciplines across the curriculum.

Availability: Tours are held Tuesday – Friday from September 2019 – May 2020
Max. Group Size: 150 students per tour
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 11:00 am

Tour Option #2: Critical Eye Tour + Self-Guide Tour

Groups will spend 60 minutes on the guided tour and have 30 minutes to self-guide following. This inquiry-based tour encourages student participation. Exploring the Museum in small groups, students will learn to describe, analyze and interpret works of art by practicing critical thinking skills and visual literacy skills. Students will develop greater cultural literary and gain a richer appreciation of art through comprehension of its relationship to the place, time, and culture in which it was made. Skills developed in the process of looking at art translate to disciplines across the curriculum. Self-guide time allows for further time in galleries of teacher’s choice.
Availability: Tours are held Tuesday – Friday from September 2019 – May 2020
Max. Group Size: 75 students per tour
Grades: 3-12
Tour Length: 90 minutes
Tour Start Time: 9:30 am or 10:45 am

Optional Tour Add-Ons:

Free Meet Your Museum classroom presentation
-Scheduled through Phoenix Art Museum directly
-Docents will travel to school to conduct a classroom presentation ~one week before museum visit

Reserve space for Picnic-Style Lunch in Sculpture Garden
-Groups are welcome to stay after their tour to eat a picnic-style lunch in the Sculpture Garden
-Must be scheduled prior to visit
-Schools are responsible for bringing own lunches

Additional Information

Phoenix Art Museum School Touring Guide

Parking: Buses will drop students off on Central Avenue. A docent will be waiting for your group. Do not enter through the main entrance of museum.

Phoenix Art Museum Tour