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Virtual Field Trips

Whether in person, virtual, or hybrid, our program can serve your classroom. Scroll down for information about topics and to register.

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The NCMA welcomes students with disabilities and diverse learning needs to participate in our virtual field trip program. Virtual field trips can be customized according to a teacher’s recommendations to ensure the accessibility of the experience. Captioning, audio description, ASL interpretation, and Spanish/English bilingual programs are available upon request.

 

The following standards-based programs include optional pre-visit resources and a live virtual experience with an NCMA educator. Programs for grades K-5 are 30 minutes. Programs for grades 6-12 can be 30 or 45 minutes in length, teacher’s choice. With the exception of Collection Small Bites, all programs feature 2-3 works of art to allow for a more in-depth exploration of themes and activities. Virtual field trips are provided to groups with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 30 students, with exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

All Grades, K-12

Celebrating Black Artists

Students will explore three works of art from the permanent collection by Black artists. Students will discuss how each artist depicts a different moment in history and how their depictions lead the viewer to a deeper understanding of that moment.

 

Celebrating Latin Artists

Students will explore works of art from the permanent collection by Latin American artists and how each artist reflects an aspect of their identity through images of place and journeys.

 

Celebrating Women Artists

Dive into the herstory of the permanent collection. Students learn about the creative output of women while exploring concepts of representation and identity in visual culture.

 

Collection Small Bites: Choose Your Own Adventure Collaborative Narrative Writing

Students will view and discuss multiple works of art from different areas of the museum’s collection. Together, students will select artworks that represent key components of a narrative: characters, setting, conflict, and solution, and discuss a possible plot to create a collective story around their chosen works of art.

 

Custom Virtual Field Trip

Select your own theme or topic! A museum educator will work with you to co-create a virtual experience that meets your curricular needs.

 

Exploring Global Art

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, students will explore the work of global contemporary artists that express diverse emotions, as well as cultural and interpersonal perspectives.  This experience targets skills outlined in the CASEL Competencies for SEL.  Programs for K-2 students focus on self-awareness and management skills while those for 3-12 students focus on social awareness skills.

 

Untold Stories of Art

Students will explore the untold stories of artwork from the NCMA Permanent Collection by looking carefully at the way artists use symbols to share their personal and collective narratives. Students will use their analytical and problem solving skills to uncover clues that shape the story behind the art.

 

 

Elementary Grades, K-5

Animals and African Art

Discover cultural belongings in the museum’s collection of African art that tell us about the beliefs and traditions of different communities. Students examine the relationship between humans and the environment by focusing on works of art that feature animal imagery.

 

Art, Music and Movement

A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection 

Can shape and color have sound?  How can a painting “move?”  In this interactive program, students will explore the relationship of music, movement, and art in modern works from the Phillips Collection. Virtual field trips for this special exhibition are only available October 10, 2022 – January 20, 2023.

 

Ancient Objects and Early Math, for grades K-2 only

Students explore K-2 math standards in geometry while practicing observation, collaboration, and creative thinking around works of ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture.

 

Art Scientists, for grades 3-5 only

Students will use inquiry to make inferences about art based on visual evidence while exploring science topics such as weather or teacher’s choice to accommodate grade-specific standards.

 

Our State: NC Art and Artists, for grades 3-5 only

Learn how artists use different media to express their ideas, sometimes in surprising ways, by exploring works of art made in North Carolina by people who live in North Carolina.

 

 

Secondary Grades, 6-12

The Art of Collection

A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection

Students will explore works from the Phillips Collection that exemplify the ‘isms’ of modern art.  Using these works of art, students will better understand Duncan Phillips, founder of the collection, and how his personal tastes as well as time in which he lived influenced his acquisitions.  Students will have the opportunity to create their own ‘collection’ of works from the NCMA that reflect their own lives and preferences. Virtual field trips for this special exhibition are only available October 10, 2022 – January 20, 2023.

 

Portraiture and Identity

What can you tell about a person just by the way they present themselves visually?  While exploring historical and contemporary portraits from the NCMA’s permanent collection, students will identify what they can ‘read’ about each sitter’s identity.

 

Animals and African Art, grades 6-8 only

Discover cultural belongings in the museum’s collection of African art that tell us about the beliefs and traditions of different communities. Students examine the relationship between humans and the environment by focusing on works of art that feature animal imagery.

 

Gaining STEAM from Ancient Egyptian Artifacts, grades 6-8 only

Through the Museum’s collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, students explore the big question: Why do humans make? Students investigate two ancient amulets using visual analysis and discuss how materials and technology affect culture and artistic expression. Students have the opportunity to design their own amulets inspired by the ones in the Museum’s collection.

 

Our State: NC Art and Artists, grades 6-8 only

Learn how artists use different media to express their ideas, sometimes in surprising ways, by exploring works of art made in North Carolina by people who live in North Carolina.

 

Power in Art, grades 9-12 only

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, students will explore works of art from around the globe in which artists assert their own agency by creating a unique visual language and experimenting with materials, process, and placement within the composition.

 

 

For Teachers

All About Virtual Field Trips

Interested in virtual field trips, but not sure what it’s all about? In this free, interactive session, teachers will experience a portion of a virtual field trip, learn about the technology needed, and get tips for success. Teachers will leave the session with their questions answered and ready to book a virtual field trip for their students. Teachers that participate in this program and follow up with an NCMA virtual field trip for students are awarded 0.5 CEU. Sign up here for All About VFTs.

 

Additional Opportunities

Virtual field trips for youth in libraries, hospital schools, or afterschool programs can be customized according to need. For more information, contact ncmavft@gmail.com

 

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