• The Smart Museum of Art is the art museum for the University of Chicago• Over 12,000 objects from all periods of art, but with concentrated holdings of mid-century modern, contemporary, and East Asian art• located 6 miles south of downtown Chicago, in close proximity to many of the city’s largest museums• The University’s faculty and students comprise a large audience, but we are also free and open to the public, serving the Hyde Park and greater Chicago communities
Smart ways to integrate the arts with classroom learning: TOURS • The Smart Museum offers a variety of in-depth visual art experiences, from single-visit tours of the permanent collection & special exhibitions to our multi-visit program for 3rd and 5th grades. • All visits are free of charge and can be designed in collaboration with museum staff to support your classroom learning objectives.LESSONS• Collaborative Programs grow out of conversations between teachers, museum staff, andoccasionally artists. We talk with teachers about classroom priorities and needs, as well asprocess and goals, to determine what specific roles each partner will play based on the natureof the project. Themed tours and lesson plans are easily and purposefully integrated withinthe curriculum.
Example of collaborative programs:• Healthy Habits: a teacher-developed lesson plan based on a still-life that exemplifies healthy food choices• The Making of a Superhero: a teacher-team developed lesson plan based on a narrative work through which we explored themes of myths, storytelling, and visual literacy. •Harlem Renaissance: a tour developed in conjunction with classroom objectives to consider further the role of the arts in the Great Migration •Chicago Artists: a tour developed in conjunction with classroom objectives to make personal connections between the arts and Chicago students
Engaging discussions challenge students to observe carefully, thinkcritically, communicate confidently, and listen with respect to otherpoints of view.
Professional DevelopmentOBJECTIVE: Teachers will discover opportunities to collaborate and create arts-integrated lessons, using objects in the Smart’s collections, with a focus on the points ofintersection between the arts and other discipline areas.
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The ISMLG is a branch of theIllinois State Museum system.Our mission is to share withyou & your students Illinois’ visual culture, past & present.We do this with changingart exhibitions …
sometimes based in history……sometimes on contemporary themes
The ISMLG has a highly-acclaimed school tourprogram tailored to your needs: guided, interactive tours multi-disciplinary approach meets ISBE goals offered year round no fee free parking
Tours begin with an introduction to museums… …and “museum etiquette”