Bring your students to the Kemper Art Museum!
Explore the Museum’s current special exhibitions or world-renowned collection with a docent-led, educator-led, or self-guided tour. The Museum offers thematic tours exploring a variety of topics, or teachers, working with a museum educator, can tailor their tour to fit specific classroom lessons.
Our education staff and docent guides are trained in inquiry-based, activity-based teaching, so they will work to actively engage your students through discussion, questions, and activities. At the museum, your class will focus on a selection of works that best address the goals of your visit. Through discussion with their peers, teachers, and museum guides, students will be challenged to look closely and think creatively about original works of art.
Schedule a Visit
Review the School Groups FAQ for details on bringing your students to the Museum. Contact Allison Fricke, assistant educator, at Allison.Fricke@wustl.edu or (314) 935-5624 for more details and to schedule a tour.
Permanent Collection Thematic Tours
Art Basics | grades K-2
An introduction to art elements (including color, shape, line, texture, and
space) for younger students.
Faces and Places | grades 2-8
An exploration of the deeper meanings of portraits and landscapes.
Students will see and describe how artists represent people and places
both past and present.
Narratives in Art | grades 4-12
A discussion of how artists tell stories with images. Students will practice
putting their interpretations into words through group discussion and
through creative and descriptive writing.
Materials, Media, and Methods | grades 4-12
An exploration of the relationship between an artist’s subject matter
and materials. Students will learn about a variety of artistic materials
and methods—both traditional and unusual—in sculpture, painting,
photography, and prints.
Architecture and Space | grades 6-12
Students will explore the relationship between the structure and purpose
of buildings through a discussion-based tour of the Mildred Lane Kemper
Art Museum building, built in 2006 by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect