Hunter Museum and Educators
Teachers and students are often inspired by a museum visit, at the Hunter we offer a wide range of opportunities to make the most of your trip.
All school group visits must be prearranged.
The Hunter Museum of American Art is a valuable community resource for all PreK-12 educators. Educators are encouraged to use the galleries to strengthen and deepen the connection between classroom and Museum learning.
HOW TO ARRANGE A CLASS VISIT
- To book a tour online click here.
- To book a tour by phone: Contact Linda Millard at 423.752.0994
- To book a tour via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Once your class visit is officially booked, you will receive an email confirmation.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CLASS FOR A VISIT TO THE HUNTER
- Download and review our Visit Materials.
- Discuss the visit with your class before you come.
- Help your students to understand that classroom rules (no running, raise hands to ask or answer, use indoor voices, no food, drink or gum, etc.) are also to be observed during their museum visit.
- In order to protect the art and our visitors, no touching is allowed.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE AT THE MUSEUM
- When you come in the main entrance, someone will greet you and direct students where to gather.
- For Self-Guided School Tours - After a brief introduction, self-guided school groups will be turned over to teachers/chaperones to explore the galleries on their own. Visit materials are available for you to adapt and build on to meet your teaching objectives and your students’ needs. If possible, we recommend that you visit the Museum in advance of bringing your class.
- For Docent-Guided School Tours and Studio Tours – After a brief introduction, docent-guided school groups will be assigned Docents to lead them through the galleries. Students will be encouraged to discuss and interact with the artwork they see.
(During a Studio Tour students tour the museum and create art in one visit).