Contact: Tour Coordinator, jsmatour@uoregon.edu, (541) 346-0910.

Download the 2016-17 School Tour Brochure

Tour requests must be scheduled a minimum of four weeks in advance. Tours may be scheduled Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 9:15, 10:30, and 11:45, and last approximately 50 minutes. A 50-minute activity in the museum’s Art Studio may be added to any tour.  Studio activities are led by an art educator and provide a hands-on opportunity to further explore themes and images from the tour and the collection.

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Fees and Scholarships:

Tour fee: $3 per student. Studio activities: $1 – $3 per student, depending on your school’s percentage of students in the subsidized lunch program. Payment by check, MasterCard, or Visa is due prior to your tour date.

Thanks to generous donations to the “Fill Up the Bus” campaign, funding is available to subsidize bus transportation and scholarships may ne available to reduce your tour and/or studio activity fees. To apply, indicate the percentage of your students receiving subsidized school lunches on your tour request form.

Tour Themes:

ELEMENTARY (K-5)

  • Learning to Look:: An introductory tour designed to provide students with strategies and vocabulary to discuss paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and other art media.
  • Artful Animals: The captivating theme of animals in art is the basis for this cross-cultural exploration.
  • Exploring Asia: A tour that explores life in historical and contemporary Asia through art and artifacts in the museum's Chinese, Japanese, and Korean galleries and current exhibitions.
  • People and Places in Art: A tour that investigates art depicting people and places across the times and cultures represented in the museum collection and special exhibitions.
  • Special Exhibition Tour: A tour that focuses on the special exhibition currently on view. 
  • ArtAccess: An accessible inquiry-based tour and studio art activity for K-12 students with developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. The ArtAccess program is free and includes a bus scholarship, thanks to a generous grant from the Kennedy Center.

 

SECONDARY (GRADES 6-12)

  • Learning to Look: An introductory tour designed to provide students with strategies and vocabulary to discuss paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and other art media.
  • Exploring Asia: A tour that explores life in historical and contemporary Asia through art and artifacts in the museum's Chinese, Japanese, and Korean galleries and current exhibitions.
  • People and Places in Art: A tour that investigates art depicting people and places across the times and cultures represented in the museum collection and special exhibitions.
  • Special Exhibition Tour: A tour that focuses on the special exhibition currently on view.
  • ArtAccess: An accessible inquiry-based tour and studio art activity for K-12 students with developmental, emotional, and physical disabilities. The ArtAccess program is free and includes a bus scholarship, thanks to a generous grant from the Kennedy Center.

Before the Tour:

  • A planning packet, including an invoice and a complimentary guest pass, will be mailed to you to confirm your reservation. We encourage you to preview the exhibitions before visiting with your students.
  • For most tours, an Exhibition Interpreter (trained volunteer tour guide) is available to visit your classroom in advance to prepare your students for their field trip. The pre-tour visit is twenty to thirty minutes and is offered at no additional cost. The lead Exhibition Interpreter for your tour will contact you to make arrangements.
  • One adult chaperone is required for every 6 students for grades K-8, and for every 8 students for grades 9-12, for both the tour and the studio. Chaperones are admitted for free and are expected to assist with tour and studio activities.
  • Tour cancellation requests must be received at least 48 hours in advance of a scheduled tour. Our Tour Coordinator will work with you to reschedule your tour.

After the Tour:

  • Each student will receive a free, one-time family pass to use at a later date.
  • To help us serve you and your students better, please complete the tour evaluation sent to you by email.