Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 
Bring learning to life at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  From Philadelphia to faraway places, from long ago to today, students can access a world of creativity at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Our engaging,  interactive lessons led by experienced educators encourage students to think critically, respond creatively and make rich connections to their lives and classroom learning as they explore masterpieces of art from around the world and across the centuries.
 
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has over 200 galleries with works of fine and applied art that span from antiquity to the present. This world-renowned collection includes masterworks from Asia, America, and Europe, including sculptures by Rodin and Brancusi; Impressionist and post-Impressionist works by Cassatt, van Gogh, and Cézanne; and works by Modern and Contemporary Masters such as Picasso, Rivera, and Duchamp. Other highlights of the collection are Arms and Armor and period rooms including a Japanese Tea House, Indian Temple and medieval cloister.
 
Contact Info
Address: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia, PA 19130. Philadelphia County.
Tel: 215-694-7580.
Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM, Wed. & Fri. Main building open until 8:45PM.
 
SCHOOL
Museum tours encourage students to examine objects and ideas through a variety of activities including discussions, writing and drawing, and small-group work.  Lessons range from introductions to the museum and how to look at works of art, to wide selection of thematic lessons that help students explore works of art and connect them to the skills and subjects they are learning at school. Choose from a wide variety of topics including Learning to Look, Art of Asia, American Art, Greek and Roman Mythology, Arms and Armor, Impressionism and Modern and Contemporary Art.
 
Contact Info
Name: Division of Education.
Phone: 215-684-7582.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, Social Studies, Language Arts, World Languages, STEAM.
Topics Covered:  Learning to Look, Critical Thinking, Art and Language Arts, American Art, Artist and Society, Art of Asia, European art from the Middle Ages - Impressionism, Arms and Armor, Modern and Contemporary Art
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Min. 5, max. 30 students per class/ 90 students from one school each day.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 60 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 5:1 (Preschool), 10:1 all other grades.
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Brown bag lunches, Indoor seating (by reservation).
Cost: Schools outside Philadelphia $7 per student. Philadelphia Independent and Parochial schools $5 per student. Philadelphia Public and Charter Schools free.
Title I or Financial Support: Free for Philadelphia public & charter schools.
Accessible To: PD, HD, VI.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool co-op groups may reserve a guided tour of the Museum. Individual Home school students can sign up for special two-hour classes that are held on the first Wednesday of the month from October to June. The theme of each class changes from month to month. Students are divided into groups by age, and able to learn about Museum galleries and themes through activities such as discussion, drawing, and writing.
 
Contact Info
Name: Division of Education.
Phone: 215-684-7582.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Art, Social Studies, Language Arts, World Languages, STEAM.
Topics Covered: Themes change every month. Learning to Look, Critical Thinking, Art and Language Arts, American Art, Artist and Society, Art of Asia, European art from the Middle Ages - Impressionism, Arms and Armor, Modern and Contemporary Art
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 60 minutes-2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 5:1 (Preschool), 10:1.
Registration: Online, Phone.
Food Options: Brown bag lunches, Indoor seating (by reservation).
Cost: $12 per student per session.
Accessible To: PD, HD, VI.

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