Educator Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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 three family members. NOMA appreciates your hard work and dedication.
Bring art into your classroom with lessons inspired by NOMA’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Lesson plans, worksheets, images, classroom activities, 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 Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Come early at 4:00 to enjoy refreshments and exchange ideas with colleagues.
Getting Personal: Self-exploration through the Arts
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Reality Show: Approaching Realism in Art
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Inspired by New Orleans: Local Artists in NOMA’s Collection
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Decorative Arts and Innovations in Design: A Visit to the World’s Fair
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
To register for these programs, or for more information, please call (504) 658-4128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Service Learning Program offers service learning awards to schools to apply what is learned in the classroom to intentional service in the community. Teachers of grades K-12 in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes are invited to attend a free service learning application workshop at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Attendees can select either the one-hour workshop on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. or Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from noon to 1:00 p.m. There is no charge to attend or to receive a binder of information. Awards are non-competitive and more than one teacher from a school may apply. Please call Tina or Barbara at 504-834-3433 to RSVP or for more information please visit our website.
PLANNING A SCHOOL VISIT
Self-guided visits enable you to design and lead your own school visit to NOMA. 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 Teacher’s Guide to the Collection to find information on many works of art, maps of the museum, and suggestions for gallery discussions and activities during your visit. The Teacher’s Guide to the Collection is free to any teacher planning a visit to NOMA.
Spark your students’ imaginations with a guided visit to NOMA. Knowledgeable docents engage students in grade-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 and benchmarks in the visual arts, language arts and social studies.
Select your Tour Topic
School visits at NOMA are categorized by subject and introduce students to a variety of highlights from NOMA’s permanent collection of 40,000 objects. You can customize the experience for your class. Choose from a selection of tours that approach art from a visual art, language arts, or social studies perspective, or select a tour of our featured temporary exhibition.
Elements of Art What are the ABCs of art? Introduce students to the elements of art: line, color, shape, form, texture, space, and value. This tour explores how artists engage 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 in this English Language Arts-based tour of NOMA’s permanent collection. Characters, setting, and plot will be identified throughout the galleries as students determine the story in each artwork.
Describe it! A picture may be worth a thousand words, but how can we describe what we see? This tour focuses on developing descriptive language as students are encouraged to use descriptive words, 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 exploring art objects from NOMA’s permanent collection. The history detectives will discover what it was like to live in a different era by exploring 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
Is It Real? Available November 21 – January 25 in conjunction with the exhibition Lifelike. A towering milk carton and a trash bag made from marble are just two of the real-looking objects you will encounter on this tour. Lifelike features works by a group of international artists working from the 1960s to the present who created ordinary objects in extraordinary ways. By manipulating scale and incorporating luxurious materials, artists offer surprising interpretations of commonplace objects that will leave you wondering, “Is it real?”
Meet Me at the World Fair Available April 16 – May 24 in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851 – 1939. Discover innovation in design and the application of new technologies on a tour of spectacular objects first displayed at World’s Fairs. Before the invention of TV and the internet, visitors from all over the globe flocked to World’s Fairs to see the latest and greatest creations. They came to “See the future!”
Schools located in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes qualify for busing reimbursement, generously underwritten by the GPOA Foundation. Download the Bus Reimbursement Application for conditions and instructions.
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.
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.