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Virtual Field Trips

Join the NCMA live from the galleries and direct to your classroom. All programs are interactive and interdisciplinary. Virtual field trips are FREE for NC schools.

What does a virtual field trip look like? Watch to see it in action!

NEW this fall! Take your students on a virtual field trip to the special exhibition Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman CollectionAvailability is limited to Mondays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m.-10 a.m. between October 26, 2019 and January 19, 2020. Programs are 30 minutes in length and are FREE for all NC schools. Fill out this form to register for a special exhibition virtual field trip.

The Five Senses in Frida and Diego’s Art (grades K-2): Students explore works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera that engage the senses and tell us about Mexico.

Mexicanidad: Mexican Culture in Art (grades 3-5): Learn how artists communicate pride in their culture by exploring paintings by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera that celebrate Mexican people, practices, and dress.

Identity and Representation in the Art of Frida and Diego (grades 6-12): Consider how artists express their personal and cultural identities by investigating self-portraits and other works of art created by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Scroll down for information about permanent collection program topics and scheduling!

Virtual Field Trips at NCMA

The following standards-based programs include a package of resources with optional pre- and post-visit activities and a live virtual experience in the galleries 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 max to allow for a more in-depth exploration of themes and activities.

All Grades, K-12

Collection Small Bites 

Sample seven works of art from different areas of the museum’s collection. Choose a theme or let us select one for you. 

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.

 

Grades K-2

Ancient Mosaics and Early Math 

Students explore K-2 math standards in geometry while practicing observation, collaboration, and creative thinking by discussing NCMA’s Roman Mosaic and create their own collaborative mosaic.

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.

 

Grades 3-5

Art Scientists

Join the NCMA live from the galleries, where 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.

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.

Our State: NC Art and Artists  

Learn about North Carolina by investigating works of art and artists with rich and diverse connections to the state.

 

Grades 6-8

Gaining STEAM from Ancient Egyptian Artifacts 

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 3-D printing technology and discuss how materials and technology affect culture and artistic expression.

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.

Our State: NC Art and Artists  

Learn about North Carolina by investigating works of art and artists with rich and diverse connections to the state.

Women Artists 

Dive into the herstory of art through the NCMA’s world-class collection. Students learn about the creative output of exceptional women while exploring concepts of power, representation, and identity in visual culture.

Made You Think: Contemporary Art

How do artists make us look, think, and reconsider what we know? To answer this question, students explore works of contemporary art that challenge norms and prompt conversation around complex issues.

 

Grades 9-12

Perspectives: Understanding African-American Experiences through Art 

How do artists represent African-American history and experiences? Students investigate two paintings depicting differing narratives of enslaved Africans in the pre-Civil War era and work collaboratively to make meaning from the paintings, examining a work of poetry in tandem to deepen their exploration.

Our State: NC Art and Artists  

Learn about North Carolina by investigating works of art and artists with rich and diverse connections to the state.

Women Artists 

Dive into the herstory of art through the NCMA’s world-class collection. Students learn about the creative output of exceptional women while exploring concepts of power, representation, and identity in visual culture.

Made You Think: Contemporary Art

How do artists make us look, think, and reconsider what we know? To answer this question, students explore works of contemporary art that challenge norms and prompt conversation around complex issues.

 

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. These informational sessions are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3 pm by appointment.

 

To Schedule:

Programs must be requested 2 weeks prior to the lesson date.

If you or your organization are CILC members, request a program here: CILC

Not a CILC member? Fill out this form to request a field trip.

 

Questions?

Contact camille.tewell@ncdcr.gov

Schedule your Virtual Field Trip at least two weeks in advance.