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School Field Trips

The Orlando Museum of Art presents FREE cross-curricular field trips to engage students using authentic works of art ranging from original picture book illustrations, to contemporary and traditional works of art! BOOK NOW! Confirmation of booking is needed first in order to secure transportation.


TOUR DU JOUR: FIELD TRIPS BASED ON TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers

September 20, 2019 - January 17, 2020

Get a double dose of art through this special joint-tour of the OMA and the Mennello Museum of American Art. Students will visit both institutions to experience the work of this twentieth-century master artist. Edward Steichen’s stunning black and white photographs are portraits of important luminaries of his day: actors, writers, dancers, and singers. His largescale gold-leaf mural painting tells the story of his friends and their symbolic floral counterparts. This tour will introduce students to early photographic techniques, inspire discussion of Steichen’s circle of creatives and muses, and prompt comparisons between painting and photography. Accommodates two classes.

Standards: Visual Arts, Language Arts, Social Studies


Living Color: The Art of the Highwaymen
February 4 - May 8, 2020

Students will explore the art and history of the Highway Men, a group of African American landscape painters whose subjects were Florida’s scenic coastlines and wild backcountry. Students will participate in hands on activities to discover what life was like for these artists from the 1950s through the 1980s, and how they depicted brilliant Florida landscape scenes that became iconic visions of the State’s natural environment. Accommodates 3 classes.

Standards: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts


FIELD TRIPS BASED ON PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Dig and Discover: Investigating Art of the Ancient Americas
Ongoing through May 2020

Students explore ancient cultures of North, Central and South America through beautiful objects in the Art of the Ancient Americas collection, and learn how archaeology helps us learn about the past. Accommodates 2 classes. Recommended for grades 1-5.

Standards: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science.


The Inquiring Eye: Scrutinizing American Art
Ongoing through May 2020

Using critical response, students identify, interpret, and assess visual imagery in paintings and sculpture in the context of American history and culture. Accommodates 3 classes. Recommended for grades 1-12.

Standards: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts.


SCHEDULE

To schedule, please complete and return the correct school field trip request form and send it to the Education Department.

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Please send your completed form to us using either of the methods below.

Fax: 407.896.9920
Mail: 2416 N. Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407.896.4231 ext. 262
Email: education@omart.org


The 2019-2020 School Field Trips program is generously supported by United Arts of Central Florida.

Additional support comes from the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation and Publix Super Markets Charities.

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Location: Galleries

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