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Virtual Field Trips

Whether you are in the classroom with students or teaching remotely, the NCMA can host your students virtually. Scroll down for details!

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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.

The NCMA welcomes students with physical or learning differences 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.

 

All Grades, K-12

Golden Mummies of Egypt Special Exhibition – Coming Soon!

Golden Mummies presents eight extraordinary mummies and explores beliefs about the afterlife during the era when Egypt was part of the Greek and Roman worlds (circa 300 B.C.E.–200 C.E.). K-12 virtual tour topics and slots to be released this fall.

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

New! Exploring Global Art

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, young students will explore the work of global contemporary artists that express diverse emotions and will make connections between their own experiences and feelings with those of others. This experience targets Self-Awareness skills outlined in the CASEL Competencies for SEL.

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

New! Exploring Global Art

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, students will explore the work of global contemporary artists that express diverse cultural and interpersonal perspectives to practice ways of understanding and relating to others. This experience targets Social Awareness skills outlined in the CASEL Competencies for SEL.

Art Scientists

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

New! Exploring Global Art

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, students will explore the work of global contemporary artists that express diverse cultural and interpersonal perspectives to practice ways of understanding and relating to others. This experience targets Social Awareness skills outlined in the CASEL Competencies for SEL.

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

New! Exploring Global Art

Drawing upon the rich collection of the NCMA, students will explore the work of global contemporary artists that express diverse cultural and interpersonal perspectives to practice ways of understanding and relating to others. This experience targets Social Awareness skills outlined in the CASEL Competencies for SEL.

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 at 3 pm by appointment. Teachers that participate in this program and follow up with an NCMA virtual field trip for students are awarded 0.5 CEU. Contact camille.tewell@ncdcr.gov to explore this opportunity.

 

 

Additional Opportunities

Virtual field trips for youth in libraries, hospital schools, and the deaf and hard of hearing community can be customized according to need. For more information, contact camille.tewell@ncdcr.gov

 

 

Questions?

Contact camille.tewell@ncdcr.gov

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Virtual Field Trips at NCMA

NCMA virtual field trips are supported by Duke Energy