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School Visits

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The primary mission of the Fowler Museum’s Education Department is to strengthen global arts and humanities education – particularly at the K-12 level – by helping to increase understanding of our world’s cultural and artistic traditions.

Highly interactive student-centered learning distinguishes the Fowler’s School Visit Program. Trained museum educators facilitate in-gallery lessons that utilize dynamic questioning strategies, small-group interactions, peer teaching, and object-centered approaches. All programs are exhibition-based, and are followed by a hands-on session of age-appropriate art-making and writing experiences. All visits meet Common Core Standards.

The Museum is now fully booked for school visits through the end of June.

Booking for fall tours will be available in August.

Grades K-2

We offer school visits for young leaners in Kindergarten through second grade that include a guided visit and hands-on activity for the following exhibitions:

Intersections: World Arts Local Lives (Ongoing)

K-2 grade students have the opportunity to explore global art and culture from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas both past and present. Students focus on key objects in each gallery to explore the concepts of storytelling, memory and ancestry, and consider the role these artworks play in people’s lives. The tour is followed by a hands-on artmaking session.

Exhibition Resources

Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert (Feb 19, 2017-June 18, 2017)

Students will explore traditional and contemporary silver jewelry created by sonis (jewelry makers) from Jaisalmer in Western India. Students focus on key pieces of jewelry that demonstrate how it is made, who made it and the roles jewelry plays in the lives of those who wear it. The tour is followed by a hands-on art making session that includes creating unique jewelry designs.

Exhibition Resources

African Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste Globalization and Style (March 26, 2017-July 30, 2017)

Students will look closely at the patterns, prints and stories in the African Print Cloth seen in African Print Fashion Now! Following the tour students will create their own crayon resist paintings to explore the wax-printing process of African-Print.

Exhibition Resources

Grades 3-5

The following school visits are geared for students in grades 3 through 5.

Intersections: World Arts Local Lives (Ongoing)

3-5 grade students have the opportunity to explore global art and culture from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas both past and present. Students focus on key objects in each gallery to explore the concepts of form and function, knowledge and power and consider the role these artworks play in people’s lives. The tour is followed by a hands-on artmaking session.

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Reflecting Culture: The Francis E Fowler Jr. Collection of Silver

3-5 grade classrooms are especially encouraged to invigorate their American History curriculum with a visit to the Fowler’s collection of silver. Comprising 251 objects representing sixteenth through nineteenth century continental Europe, Great Britain and the United States, this exhibition interprets silver in its social contexts. A highlight of the tour include vessels both whimsical and utilitarian from renowned workshops—such as those of American patriot silversmith Paul Revere (c.1760). The tour is followed by a workshop for students to create their own silversmith insignia.

Exhibition Resources

Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert (Feb 19, 2017-June 18, 2017)

Students will explore traditional and contemporary silver jewelry created by sonis (jewelry makers) from Jaisalmer in Western India. Students focus on key pieces of jewelry that demonstrate how it is made, who made it and the roles jewelry plays in the lives of those who wear it. The tour is followed by a hands-on art making session that includes creating unique jewelry designs.

Exhibition Resources 

African Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste Globalization and Style (March 26, 2017-July 30, 2017)

Students will look closely at the patterns, prints and stories in the African Print Cloth seen in African Print Fashion Now! Following the tour students will create their own crayon resist paintings to explore the wax-printing process of African-Print.

Exhibition Resources 

Grades 6-8

The following school visits are geared for students in grades 6 through 8.

Intersections: World Arts Local Lives (Ongoing)

Middle School students have the opportunity to explore global art and culture from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas both past and present. Students focus on key objects in each gallery to explore the concepts of knowledge, power and transformation and consider the role these artworks play in people’s lives. The tour is followed by a hands-on artmaking session.

Exhibition Resources

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon

Students explore the intriguing and large-scale work of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayon. Students discover her signature technique of collography-a printing process involving collaging and printing-as well as her powerful visual narrative-the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakua. The tour is followed by a printmaking workshop.

Exhibition Resources

Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert (Feb 19, 2017-June 18, 2017)

Students will explore traditional and contemporary silver jewelry created by sonis (jewelry makers) from Jaisalmer in Western India. Students focus on key pieces of jewelry that demonstrate how it is made, who made it and the roles jewelry plays in the lives of those who wear it. The tour is followed by a hands-on art making session that includes creating unique jewelry designs.

Exhibition Resources 

African Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste Globalization and Style (March 26, 2017-July 30, 2017)

Student will follow the global history of African Print-from the early history of the print cloth trade in West and Central Africa, to the expansion of production following independence movement and now the increasingly popularity of Asian-made print cloth. African-Print cloth tells stories that teach, memorialize or commemorate. Students will create their own print design that represents their own passions or memories.

Exhibition Resources 

Grades 9-12

The following school visits are geared for students in grades 9 through 12.

Intersections: World Arts Local Lives (Ongoing)

High School students have the opportunity to explore global art and culture from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas both past and present. Students focus on key objects in each gallery to explore the concepts of knowledge, power and transformation and consider the role these artworks play in people’s lives. The tour is followed by a hands-on artmaking session.

Exhibition Resources 

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon

Students explore the intriguing and large-scale work of Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayon. Students discover her signature technique of collography-a printing process involving collaging and printing-as well as her powerful visual narrative-the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society Abakua. The tour is followed by a printmaking art workshop.

Exhibition Resources

Enduring Splendor: Jewelry of India’s Thar Desert (Feb 19, 2017-June 18, 2017)

Students will explore traditional and contemporary silver jewelry created by sonis (jewelry makers) from Jaisalmer in Western India. Students focus on key pieces of jewelry that demonstrate how it is made, who made it and the roles jewelry plays in the lives of those who wear it. The tour is followed by a hands-on art making session that includes creating unique jewelry designs.

Exhibition Resources 

African Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste Globalization and Style (March 26, 2017-July 30, 2017)

Student will follow the global history of African Print-from the early history of the print cloth trade in West and Central Africa, to the expansion of production following independence movement and now the increasingly popularity of Asian-made print cloth. African-Print cloth tells stories that teach, memorialize or commemorate. Students will create their own print design that represents their own passions or memories.

Exhibition Resources 

Self-Guided Visit:

If you and your students would prefer to learn at your own pace, please sign up for a self-guided experience at the Fowler. We encourage you to explore our Curriculum Resource Units, which are available for most major exhibitions at the Fowler, and which may be useful as you prepare for your students’ visit.

transparent-green-checkmark-hi Self-guided visits are available Wednesday to Friday from noon to 5:00 pm.

green-arrow-clip-art-kes-group To book a Self-Guided Tour click here to fill out a Registration Form

 

Parking Instructions for School Buses

For groups coming to the Fowler via a bus, free bus parking is available near the Museum.

To reach this designated bus zone, follow these directions:

green-arrow-clip-art-kes-groupEnter campus from Sunset Blvd. at Westwood Plaza.

green-arrow-clip-art-kes-groupTake the first right onto Charles Young Drive and

green-arrow-clip-art-kes-groupPark along the right side of the street, across from the athletic fields.

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