The American Scene
A Curriculum Tour for 5th Grade Students
The American Scene is a 5th grade curriculum tour for Montgomery Public Schools. Teachers can download the curriculum guide to learn about the goals and objectives, the tour structure, themes, artists, art lesson, and outreach components of the tour. The guide also includes a list of content standards from the Alabama Course of Study that will be covered during the tour.
During the visit to ARTWORKS, students will have an opportunity to participate in role-playing exercises to enhance their understanding of Edward Hopper's New York Office. Teachers are encouraged to extend this activity as a post-visit writing exercise. You can download an image of Edward Hopper's painting to include in your classroom discussions.
Student and Teacher Learning
Through numerous programs and resources, the MMFA strives to increase art awareness and appreciation by providing engaging student tours, user-friendly resources, online educational resources, and hands-on workshops. The education department is also interested in forming school partnerships, so that we may develop resources and programs to address the specific needs of the classroom. Through these programs, we encourage visitors, educators, and students to become lifelong museum learners.
The Museum strives to create programs to complement school curricula as well as to support the recently established Alabama Arts Education Course of Study. Tours related to science, math, history, and language are available by request. Other programs, such as the Advanced Placement Art History course (offered at the Museum for area high school juniors and seniors) are in-depth and long-term explorations of art.
AP Art History Course
The Museum is seeking applicants for the 2013/2014 AP Art History program. The class meets daily at 7:30 AM in the Museum library and explores art in historical context from ancient cultures to the present. The Museum's art history students have the opportunity to learn and share experiences with students from other schools and to encounter original works of art in collections in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta. The challenging and fun course is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and a broad introduction to the connections between art and history. Images encountered in daily life take on new meaning following an introductory course in art history, and this is one of a few int he Montgomery are open to high school students. Interested students can contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education by email
email@example.com or download an application. Download an application to the AP Art History Course
The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.
The education department offers two to four teacher workshops each year related to specific exhibitions. The Museum loans schools resources such as art videos, slide sets, and several Traveling Touchable Art Suitcase. The suitcases use original works of art to explore sculpture and printmaking. To request the use of a suitcase, call 334.240.4363 or send an email to Donna Pickens .
ARTWORKS Corridor Exhibitions
The corridor leading to the ARTWORKS interactive galleries features art work created by students from Montgomery and the surrounding areas. The ARTWORKS Corridor exhibitions change every 2 or 3 months, and correlate with temporary exhibitions in the main Museum galleries. The art work is selected by a committee of Museum curators and artists from the community.
Detailed guidelines and entry forms are available by request.Call Donna Pickens at 334.240.4363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Entries on paper may be matted or mounted. Art work that is NOT matted will be displayed in the Museum’s plexiglass frames. Works on canvas should have the sides of the canvas painted or be framed. Download the brochure for more information.
Internships will provide the high school or college student with an introduction to standard Museum practice and provide hands-on experience in Museum work. By the end of the term, the intern will be fully familiar with the professional functions within the Museum setting. For more information contact Timothy Brown, Curator of Education by email email@example.com or 334.240.4361.
The Daniel Foundation of Alabama,
Loree and Owen Aronov, and Teri Aronov,
Barganier Davis Sims Architects Associates,
Susan and Robert Runkle,
Drs. Laurie Jean Weil and Tommy Wool,
BBVA Compass Foundation