Educators and students have the opportunity to access our museum from their homes or classrooms.
These teacher guides serve to prepare you and your students for an engaging visit to the exhibition and provide activities and lessons that can be adapted for the classroom.
Each Teacher’s Guide can be geared towards elementary, middle and high school students, and includes pre-visit activities and an art activity.
ABOUT MUSEUM ON THE MOVE
Museum on the Move (MOTM) is NSU Art Museum’s innovative educational program that provides free school group visits for qualifying Broward County students. During interactive exhibition tours, students engage in dynamic dialogue with Museum educators, while exercising their creative, analytical, critical, and observational skills.
This interdisciplinary art program provides:
- FREE admission (for up to 100 students per visit)
- FREE transportation (for qualifying schools)
- FREE interactive docent-led tours of exhibitions
- FREE STEAM-based art activities in the galleries
- FREE sketchbooks
- FREE return passes to the museum
Click Here to apply for a Museum on the Move Field Trip
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, Spirit Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, Beaux Arts, Friends of NSU Art Museum, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and Comerica Bank.
Future Past Perfect
Future Past Perfect presents seven concurrent exhibitions of emerging South Florida artists who have already established a consistent body of work that has garnered attention. For each of these artists, this is their first solo museum exhibition.
Experienced collectively, these solo exhibitions demonstrate how these artists confronted their fears of the unknown while grappling with the tragic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and explored themes such as politics, migration, global warming, and social justice in their work. Their distinct artistic practices were honed and influenced by the isolation experienced during this period, resulting in exponential growth, maturity, and mastery of their work.
Cosmic Mirrors brings together striking works created by Haitian artists from the 1950s to 2000s. The exhibition – drawn almost exclusively from the Museum’s rich collection of over 160 Haitian art works – features contemporary artists in dialogue with masters of the Haitian Renaissance, who in the early and mid-twentieth century established the ateliers, movements and markets that formed the country’s modernist aesthetic.
House of Glackens
House of Glackens invites viewers into the domestic and creative spheres of the William J. Glackens’ family, a tight-knit brood made up of patriarch William (1870-1938), mother Edith Dimock (1876-1955), son Ira (1907-1990) and daughter Lenna (1913-1943).
This exhibition primarily focuses on William Glackens’ tender portrayals of his own family in their private home. Glackens’ wife and children were among the artist’s favorite subjects, leading to their appearance in key works such as Artist’s Daughter in Chinese Costume (1918) and Breakfast Porch (1925).
Overall, this exhibition serves as a cursory glance into a rich family history, that through the donation of over 1,900 objects to the collection from the Sansom Foundation, the Museum continues to unveil and make new discoveries.
Picturing Fame is comprised of four concurrent exhibitions, ruminating on the subject of fame and celebrity:
Toulouse-Lautrec and the Follies of Fame, Hooray for Hollywood, Emilio Martinez: Van Gogh, Lautrec and Me, and The Swans: Karen Kilimnik/Stephanie Seymour Paintings and Dresses.
By the Sea, By the Sea: Waterscapes and Beach Scenes By William J. Glackens and the Ashcan School
presents By the Sea, By the Sea: Waterscapes and Beach Scenes by William J. Glackens and the Ashcan School. The exhibition draws from the Museum’s vast collection of masterful seascapes by William J. Glackens, which is the largest collection in the world of artworks and archival materials related to Glackens, and members of the artist’s milieu, created in the late 19th and early 20th century. These paintings, photographs, prints and sketches portray unfettered, modern visions of leisure and labor by the waterfront.
Kathia St. Hilaire: Immaterial Being
The Exhibition Kathia St. Hilaire: Immaterial Being addresses Kathia St. Hilaire’s personal transcultural experience and material experimentation. Her interest in matter and process goes beyond a formal, visual concern, as it simultaneously creates a space in which to address the concept of the painting’s surface as it connects to the understanding of skin, color and race. These critical notions are at the center of the artist’s practice and the broader Haitian narrative she seeks to tell.
Malcolm Morley: Shipwreck
Malcolm Morley: Shipwreck combines Malcolm Morley’s signature subjects and highlights the mastery of color and composition. His painting technique, which he called ‘Superrealism’, revolves around his exquisite rendering of details based on photographic sources. Morley consistently selected images that were compositionally related to art historical painting genres, such as complex battle scenes, or held autobiographical connotations. As Morley stated about his paintings, the “hook is the image, but the real subject” is the act of painting itself. Like his close colleagues Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and conceptual artist Richard Artschwager, Morley’s paintings of photographic subjects yielded compositions that are simultaneously figurative and abstract. His experimental approach to painting helped to open up the potential of Modern art for the subsequent generation of post-modern artists, including Julian Schnabel, Albert Oehlen and David Salle.
The Happy! Exhibition focuses on contemporary artists who address the pursuit of happiness as life’s goal. The artworks take the viewer on a journey through a range of emotions working towards happiness. Through a variety of media from painting, sculpture, installation, video, and more, this exhibit takes you along on the artist’s journey towards a sense of well-being and happiness.
I PAINT MY REALITY SURREALISM
I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America explores a time in which the Surrealist art movement, associated with dreams and the unconscious mind, found its way around the world. Eventually, the epicenter of the art movement shifted from Europe to Latin America and the United States, where many artists sought refuge from the war. Contrary to the views of the European artists, Latin American artworks reflected the artists’ world and their history, rather than dreams. This exhibition joins together European artists, some of which made a permanent home in places like Mexico, and Latin American artists to explore the evolution of the movement and the influences the artists had on each other and on contemporary art today.
TRANSITIONS & TRANSFORMATION
Transitions and Transformations is an ongoing exhibition comprised of works from the Museum’s permanent collection, new acquisitions, and works on loan. The works have varying underlying themes ranging from history and identity to human perception of nature and the exploration of paint. Many of them deal with the passage of time or physical changes.