Student and Youth Museum Tours
Docent-led tours focus on connecting students with the Museum’s collections and special exhibitions. They inspire an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Students are encouraged to use critical thinking and viewing skills to connect with the art on view and discover how it relates to their studies and their own life experiences. Self-guided tours may be subject to admission fees.
Tours are led by volunteer docents, trained by Museum Education Department staff, who deliver tours based on current museum pedagogical theory. School tours are thematic and follow the Florida State Standards.
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Customize your tour of the Tampa Museum of Art to fit your classroom needs. Below is a synopsis of our “Art and…” tours. Select one and let us know how we can assist in bringing classroom learning to the Museum and vise versa.
Art and the Ancient World
Focus on the iconography and objects of the ancient Greeks and Romans as you explore The Classical World. Learn about Greek and Roman artifacts within their artistic, social, religious, economic, and political contexts. Explore artifacts from an archaeological perspective. Recommended for students studying ancient cultures.
Art and Looking
Focus on having meaningful discussions that follow the standards for speaking and listening as you discuss the elements of art and principles of design. Explore the highlights of the Museum as a docent takes students through significant works of art on view in both the permanent antiquities collection and the rotating modern and contemporary exhibitions. Recommended as an introduction to museums and the basics of composition, technique, and media.
Art and Storytelling
The Ancient Greeks and Romans told stories to explain the unexplainable. Modern artists use well-known stories to convey new messages. Explore the stories told through artistic depictions by ancient and/or modern artists. Recommended for students studying stories, fables, and myths.