Museum on the Move is an innovative education program that invites Broward County students grades 1-12 to experience NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. The program enhances learning and increases engagement with the arts by involving students in stimulating tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and collections, and hands-on art activities based on principles of STEAM (science, technology, art, engineering, math) and 21st Century learning skills.
During their interactive experience, students participate in visually stimulating educational experiences that for many are often a first introduction to an art museum. Students take part in tours that engage them in analytical and independent thinking. Through in-depth discussion of historical and contemporary subjects and cultures students develop skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, empathy and teamwork among others. The tour combines observations and discussion of the art work with hands-on activities where students learn to recognize mediums, materials, and the artistic process. The activities are designed for students to recognize how different elements function together to express ideas and emotions, solve visual dilemmas and realize artists’ intentions.
Participants are introduced to visual thinking strategies that encourage them to cultivate observation and communication techniques. Students develop new vocabulary through which they can assess artworks through their own and the artists’ perspectives. Educators facilitate an understanding of the art form for students to engage in a creative process that connects art and other subject areas. Museum-produced educator guides connecting exhibitions to Florida Education Standards are provided to teachers in advance of their students’ visit.
Major funding for Museum on the Move is provided by The Jerry Taylor & Nancy Bryant Foundation, The Wege Foundation, Lillian S. Wells Foundation Inc., Paddock Family Foundation, Beaux Arts, Friends of NSU Art Museum, Spirit Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Comerica Bank and GL Homes.
To book a tour, scroll down and fill out the form below or contact [email protected].
Download Museum on the Move application below, enter your information and email it to [email protected]
Students in Broward County Schools.
Dates Available: Tuesday-Friday only.
Tour & Activity Length: 45-60 minutes
Group size: 30 students maximum (Multiple tours may be scheduled)
Chaperone requirement: Group must provide 1 chaperone for every live tour.