"We spent time discussing the colors and objects within the watercolor by Salvador Dali. I led the discussion in Spanish and the students responded in the language too. It was amazing to see the children using the language outside of the classroom. It also increased the relevancy of the curriculum to the students’ lives. The children were able to see the achievement of the Spanish speaking community in a setting so close to home. The Madison Museum of Fine Art is a perfect place to experience a new culture without having to cross the ocean." Kelly Seagraves, Morgan County Elementary School Spanish Teacher
MMoFA offers a sensational K-12 extra-classroom setting to teach and reinforce many subjects including foreign language, science, visual art, American and world history, math, English and the Language Arts in a way that inspires life-long learning. Students and teachers will find tangible Museum objects and authentic works of art as a “toolbox of curriculum materials.” The direct museum experience stimulates the senses to heighten perception, sharpen critical thinking skills, and increase retention. It also promotes self-directed education for life long learning and builds tolerance for the benefit of mankind. Museum Visit Lessons for K-12
To discuss your educational objectives, discover ways to integrate the direct MMoFA experience into your classroom curriculum, or report obstacles in visiting the Madison Museum of Fine Art, call 706-453-4530 or email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your students more than once a year. The effectiveness of curriculum-coordinated multiple museum visits greatly surpasses the novelty of single hit and run field trips. Multiple museum visits demystify the museum experience, build comfort with objects and images, increase depth of concentration for higher order thinking skills, and increase appreciation for the permanent collection.