The museum has a very active tour program that served over 17,500 visitors last year, of which roughly half were children. Each semester dozens of university classes and area schools benefit from the museum’s curriculum-structured gallery program. The various themes, issues, and ideas expressed in a class’s readings and discussions are supplemented and enhanced by a customized tour.
People interested in becoming a docent (tour guide) should contact Ed Maxedon, Curator of Education (email@example.com) to set up an appointment and find out more information. New docents train for a year before joining the Continuing Docent Program. Docent classes are held on Mondays during the academic year. The museum offers a docent-led public tour every Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and a special thematic tour on the first Saturday of each month (except January and July).
The museum hosts educators’ workshops throughout the year. Pre-registration with confirmation is required; please contact Education Curator Ed Maxedon: firstname.lastname@example.org. All educators’ workshops are free.
The museum hosts family days and children’s workshops in conjunction with special exhibitions and events. Most youth programs are centered around the themes and art-making practices showcased in a special exhibition.
The museum hosts the annual Youth Art Month Exhibition in collaboration with the K-6 art teachers from the Monroe County Community School Corporation.
Support for the K–12 Curriculum-Structured Tour Program has been provided by J.R. Stallsmith, AAMS® & Hilliard Lyons, St. John Associates, and the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Endowment. Each grade, from kindergarten through high school, participating in this program, receives a customized tour focusing on age-appropriate themes, issues, and ideas outlined by the Indiana Department of Education Standards and Resources.
For more information, please contact the museum’s education department at (812) 855-1045.