This fall marks the fifth anniversary of MUSE, the LSU Museum of Art's objects-based arts enrichment program designed specifically for homeschool students ages 4–13. Since its inception, MUSE has grown by leaps and bounds from one class of 15 students to a group of more than 100 students and three monthly sessions.
MUSE explores a wide and diverse world of art, art history and art making. Adapted to different ages, levels and needs, the program serves families from Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes and is designed to align with the homeschool curriculum and philosophy. Students are introduced to each area of the museum's collection and special exhibitions and learn about the history, materials and purpose of the objects, developing a connection through art to culture and self.
On Thursday afternoons from September through May, the museum galleries come alive with learners and their families. Each class begins in the Pennington Family Foundation Education Gallery where families gather to socialize and play before an interactive student-centered tour of selected objects, followed by an art lesson in the museum’s third floor studio.
Interested in having your homeschoolers participate in MUSE? Contact Community and School Programs Coordinator Lucy Perera at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-389-7200.
Students must sign up for one of the three groups to participate.