The CAM Education Department is pleased to offer guided tours of the museum’s exhibitions and workshops that complement the exhibit. Tours are available Wednesday through Saturday by
appointment only. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact the Education Department.
School Tour Program (Grades K-8)
The Carnegie Art Museum’s School Tour Program is designed to present a rich visual arts experience, increase students’ perception and analytic skills, and provide students with the opportunity to explore their creative talents. CAM’s School Tour Program is aligned with the California State Content Standards for Visual Arts, Language Arts, and History/Social Studies.
The School Tours Program includes:
· A comprehensive Teacher Packet with exhibit related lessons, information and resources
A 90 minute visit to the Carnegie Art Museum, beginning with a 45 minute guided tour of the current exhibit by an Education Department staff member and concludes with a 45 minute hands-on exhibit related art project led by a professional artist.
The cost of the School Tour Program is $85 per class (up to 35 students).
Art Smart: In Your Classroom (Grades K-6)
The Carnegie Art Museum’s Art Smart Program is an outreach art education program designed to enhance and enrich students’ knowledge of art history and artists through a combination of literacy activities, discussion, and a hands-on art activity. CAM’s Art Smart Program is aligned with the California State Content Standards for Visual Arts, Language Arts, and History/Social Studies. Art Smart offerings include Matisse the Wild Beast for students grades K-3rd and Master Muralist, Diego Rivera for students in grades 4th-6th.
The Art Smart: In Your Classroom Program includes:
A 60 minute in-class interactive art project led by a professional artist
The cost of the Art Smart Program is $65 per class (up to 35 students).
Guided Tour for Children’s Groups
Organizations that serve children, such as Scout Groups and Boys & Girls Clubs, are encouraged to visit the museum for a guided tour. Tours can be tailored to fit the needs and special focuses of a group like earning a scout badge or developing writing skills through art. Tours can also be extended to include a workshop that concentrates on a particular skill, technique, or element of art.
The cost for the Guided Tour Program is $3 per child and $4 per adult (one chaperone admitted free per every 5 children). The cost for the Extended Guided Tour and Workshop Program is $5 per child and $4 per adult (one chaperone admitted free per every 5 children).
Guided Tour for College Level Students
Local colleges and universities are encouraged to participate in a guided tour of the museum’s current exhibition. An Education Department staff member will provide an in-depth discussion about the featured artist(s) and their style of art. Tours can be tailored to fit the needs and special focuses of the group.
The cost for the College Level Guided Tour Program is $3 per student.
Guided Tour for Adult Groups
The CAM welcomes adult groups and organizations to schedule guided tours of the museum’s most current exhibitions. An Education Department staff member will discuss the highlights of the current artwork on display, provide background information about the artist, and facilitate discussions among the group.
The cost for the Adult Guided Tour Program is $4 per adult and $3 per senior.