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SCHOOL GROUP TOURS

The Currier is proud to offer a variety themes and activities for visiting school groups.

The Currier Museum of Art is pleased to offer a limited number of transportation scholarships for K-12 public school groups in New Hampshire for the 2013-14 academic year. Download the application here. 

This program is supported by the Bank of New Hampshire.

 


PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THEIR MUSEUM VISIT

Introduce your students to the museum before their visit!  Model a conversation about works of art and review museum rules.

Download a Pre-visit Powerpoint presentation!


TEACHER RESOURCES FOR ROMARE BEARDEN: A BLACK ODYSSEY

The exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey has wonderful interdisciplinary connections.  Use the exhibition website to learn how Bearden's work connects to literature and music and to explore images from the show.  You can also watch the introductory video to the exhibition and access the audio tour.

http://www.sites.si.edu/romarebearden/


EDUCATOR WALKTHROUGH: M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

The exhibition M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion has wonderful interdisciplinary connections, particularly with math and art.  Join us for a walkthrough of the new exhibition on Wednesday, September 24 at 4 pm.  Registration information coming soon!


IN-SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

Are you interested in introducing your teaching staff or colleagues to the teaching method Visual Thinking Strategies?  Currier staff can come to your school and lead an hour-long introduction on the method (for $100 plus mileage) or an extended workshop that allows teachers to practice VTS together (an additional $100 per hour).  If you're interested in scheduling a presentation or workshop email tours@currier.org

 


EDUCATOR E-NEWSLETTER!

Stay up to date with exhibitions, tours, and professional development opportunities at the Currier by signing up for our quarterly e-newsletter!  Email tours@currier.org to sign up!

 


ONLINE CURRICULUM 
The Online Curriculum for Educators was developed with teachers, for teachers! The curriculum focuses on visual literacy, critical thinking, and cross-curricular connections based on the four themes of Portraiture, Landscape, New Hampshire Artists and New Hampshire Artists’ Colonies. 
Linked to both New Hampshire and national educational standards, the curriculum is designed to provide teachers with background information, vocabulary, concepts and classroom activity suggestions as well as a structure upon which to build lessons about various New Hampshire artists, artistic movements and themes.  Teachers of all subjects will find creative ways to incorporate the Currier Museum of Art’s collection in the classroom, and the content is designed to shape a complete unit for students.

 


CURRIER MEMBERSHIP

Purchase a museum membership, (for as little as $45 per year), and as an educator you will receive additional educator benefits.  Educator members receive an invitation to the annual Evening for Educators and discounts on selected educational offerings.  Please call the Membership Department at 603.669.6144 x 194 or x 152 to join.

 


CURRIER MUSEUM ART CENTER 
The Currier Museum Art Center offers a variety of studio classes, workshops, and other opportunities. Professional development hours are granted to teachers who register for these classes. Please see the Art Center brochure for a complete list of upcoming programs.


ART REFERENCE LIBRARY 
The Art Reference Library is a non-circulating collection of 15,000 volumes. The collection contains books, periodicals, auction catalogs, and vertical files on art and art history topics in support of the permanent collection and museum programs. Please contact the librarian to schedule an appointment.

 


HOMESCHOOL PROGRAMS
The Currier offers a variety of resources and programs that can enrich homeschool learning.  All theme-based school programs can be scheduled for groups of homeschool students and tailored to their specific needs. Family programsArt Center programs, and the Online Curriculum are also available for individual students. Homeschool educators also attend teacher workshops, and specialized workshops can be designed to meet the specific needs of your homeschool community. Please call 603.669.6144 x119 or e-mail lfox@currier.org with questions or for more information.