The LSU Museum of Art’s school programs reflect a commitment to education. These programs are intended to enhance school curricula, encourage innovative teaching practices, and contribute to the expansion of classroom walls.
School programs are tailored to the needs of individual classes and are creatively adapted to all ages and abilities. As schools embrace the Common Core State Standards, Museum staff is available to help teachers design a visit that innovatively bridges disciplines and integrates original artwork as primary-source material that can strengthen learning.
All of our tours are facilitated by a trained museum educator whose goal is to create a dynamic, fun, and inclusive experience for all. Tours may include a hands-on art-making component, a literary arts component, or a math or science component, and can be customized to support your specific curricular needs.
ArtWorks differs from a field trip as it is based on a multi-visit, yearlong model, which tracks students’ learning, social and emotional progress as they move up through elementary school. Each visit throughout the school year is designed around themes related to art concepts or exhibitions on view in the Museum.
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.