Virtual Visits for Students

For more information about Virtual Visits for adults, college, and university students, click here. For Virtual Visits for family and friend groups with children, click here.

Groups of pre-K–12 students are invited to schedule an interactive Virtual Visit to the Museum! Led by volunteer docents with Museum staff, our inquiry-based, conversational Virtual Visits introduce the Museum’s galleries with a 3D tour and challenge students to hone their observation skills. All pre-K–12 Virtual Visits make connections to the NC Standard Course of Study.

Virtual Visits for pre-K–12 groups are $50 for 5–25 participants from one or multiple devices through Zoom or Google Meet. Virtual Visits are available Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm, and last 30–45 minutes. At least two weeks’ advanced notice is required.

On the request form, pre-K–12 teachers may choose a topic from among four curriculum-based Virtual Visits (see below), or one of our special exhibitions; teachers will be provided with a video link for a related, grade-appropriate artmaking activity.

  • Discovering Art: This Virtual Visit focuses on looking at artworks through the lens of the elements of art and principles of design (like color, shape, texture, etc.), using visual-arts and museum vocabulary.
  • See & Say: This Virtual Visit uses language arts and communication skills to explore visual art, making connections to descriptive and narrative writing techniques and parts of speech.
  • More Than Math: This Virtual Visit uses mathematical concepts to explore visual art, identifying similarities and differences in lines, shapes, and patterns.
  • Intersections in American Art: This Virtual Visit focuses on the Museum’s Collection of American art of the 20th and 21st centuries, exploring the connection between art and artists of WNC/Southern Appalachia and the US at large.

To request a Virtual Visit for students, click on the button below or call our learning & engagement team at 828.253.3227 x133.

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