The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is a welcoming institution where teachers and students learn about modern art and the personal stories behind the artwork. Our engaging and interactive school tours are designed to foster students inquires, develop critical and creative thinking skills, make connections to other curriculum areas, and help create a visual language that promotes better reading and writing skills.
Each tour is accompanied by a curriculum guide aligned to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Complete with pre- and post-tour activities and lesson plans, these guides enhance the museum experience. The Bechtler offers guided and self-guided school tours. Guided tours are led by specially trained docents and generally last 60 minutes. Self-guided tours are accompanied by an audio guide and discovery worksheet. Teachers are encouraged to visit the museum prior to the tour date to plan the visit.
Guided tours are available for middle and high school students Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A minimum of 10 students is required for a guided tour with a maximum of 15 students allowed per docent.
All school tours, guided or self-guided, must be scheduled with the museum’s education department at least 30 days in advance. The museum requires one adult chaperone accompany each group of 10 students.
Admission is $2 per student, chaperone or parent. After-school tours also are charged $2 per student.
Teachers may choose from three programs: Figures and Faces, School of Paris Artists, and Hello Modern. Programs for students with disabilities are available by request.
TO SCHEDULE A TOUR
Contact the Education Department at 704.353.9218 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 days in advance for all guided tours.
Please include the following information when registering:
- Name of school
- Lead teacher’s name and contact information
- Grade level
- Number of students
- Number of chaperones
- Special needs or requests
- Guided or self guided tour
- Method of transportation to and from the museum
- The preferred date and time of the tour. Please include up to three alternate dates.
- Monday10am - 5pm
- Wednesday10am - 5pm
- Thursday10am - 5pm
- Friday10am - 5pm
- Saturday10am - 5pm
- Sunday12pm - 5pm
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