Tour Topics

2015-2016

A sculpture of a young dancer.

Edgar Degas. Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen. Original model 1881; this cast 1919–1921. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Alice Morawetz Bequest Fund, BMA 1943.1

Collection Highlights

Students explore treasures of the BMA while developing skills for looking at art.
All Grades
Limit: 90 students

A black and white abstract sculpture.

David Smith. Dida Gondola. 1964. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with exchange funds from Bequest of Saidie A. May, BMA 1990.9. Art © Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Parts of Art

Students discover how artists use line, shape, color, pattern, texture, and space to convey ideas and feelings.
Grades 1-12
Limit: 90 students

A stained glass window of autumn leaves.

Designer: Louis Comfort Tiffany. Autumn Leaves. c. 1885. Origin: Corona, New York, United States. 101 West Monument Street Corporation Funds, BMA1979.177

American Wing

Students discover the unique story of American art by examining diverse artworks from the 1700s to the present.
All Grades
Limit: 60 students

African-American Artists

Students explore portraits, landscapes, and sculptures by African-American artists from the 1800s through the present.
All Grades
Limit: 60 students

The Cone Wing

Students discover the power and beauty of artworks by modern masters like Gauguin and Matisse in the collection of Claribel and Etta Cone.
All Grades
Limit: 30 students

Sculpture Inside and Out

Students examine the shape, texture, materials, scale, and meaning of sculpture inside the Museum’s galleries and outside in the gardens.
All Grades
Limit: 60 students

Artful Animals

Students discover animals both realistic and fanciful in painting, sculpture, and decorative arts.
Grades K-5
Limit: 60 students

Art that Tells Stories

Students explore an artwork’s narrative, characters, and setting to discover an unexpected story.
All Grades
Limit: 60 students

Portraits and Personalities

Students learn how artists convey information about people through pose, expression, costume, and setting.
All Grades
Limit: 90 students

Contemporary Highlights

Students explore exciting painting, sculpture, drawings, video, sound, and interactive artworks made by artists from the 20th century to the present.
All Grades
Limit: 60 students

Imagining Home (Available November, 2015)

Students investigate the theme of home through artworks and furniture from across the BMA collection.
All Grades
Limit: 90 students