Educational Tours

Guided Tours
Tour Details: Length, Max. Students, Chaperones
Curricular Standards
Self-Guided Tours
Schedule a Tour
Preparing for your Museum Field Trip


School Tour


Guided Tours

General Tour Format

Krannert Art Museum's tours are designed to provide in-depth explorations of a few works of art. Typically in a one-hour tour, students will visit four galleries and discuss one to two works of art in each gallery. The goal is to encourage students to strengthen their ability to look closely, think critically about the works of art, and formulate their own interpretations based on the contextual information provided by the guide.

Krannert Art Museum is pleased to offer the following guided tours to student groups free of charge. We also welcome special requests. If you would like a tour on a topic not listed below, please ask.

Tour Topics

General Introduction
Pre-K—grade 12

Colors, Lines, and Shapes
Pre-K—grade 1

Homes Across Time and Place
Pre-K—grade 1

Reading Art
Grades 1–8

Art from Many Places
Grades 2–12

Ancient Worlds
Grades 6–12

French or Spanish Language Tour
Grades 9–12

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Tour Details
Grades
Pre-K—K
Grades
1—8
Grades
9—12
Length 45 minutes 1 hour 1—1.5 hours
Chaperone Requirements 1 for every
5 students
1 for every
8 students
1 for every
15 students

Students will be divided into groups of approximately 15 students per tour guide.

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Curricular Standards

All guided tours meet the following goals:

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

  • Reading
  • Speaking and Listening

Illinois State Goals for Social Science

  • 16 History
  • 18 Social Systems

Illinois State Goals for Fine Arts

  • 25 Language of the Arts
  • 27 Arts and Civilization

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Self-Guided Tours

Teachers are invited to lead a tour for their students on their own. Self-guided tours must be scheduled to ensure a positive experience in the galleries for all of our museum guests. Materials in the Giertz Education Center may be helpful in planning a self-guided tour.

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Schedule a Tour

Schedule a tour online or call Virginia at 217-333-8218. Please submit request at least two weeks in advance.

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Preparing for your Museum Field Trip

Pre-tour lesson ideas, introductory video for students, and museum etiquette are all available here.

Or view/print our gallery guidelines to inform the members of your group.
[DOWNLOAD]

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