The Everson gives students the opportunity to enjoy, learn and connect with art through a variety of docent-led tours. Choose from one of our thematic tours or take a general tour of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
Everson To You
The Everson Museum of Art can come to you! Using Zoom video conferencing a Museum educator will provide a Museum-themed lesson in real time (each session lasts approximately 30 minutes). This program is meant for schools, homeschool groups, and area community organizations. Sessions must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.
Live Virtual Lessons
Visual Thinking Strategies
(Anchor Standard 8 Interpret meaning in artistic work)
Visual Thinking Strategies provides an inquiry-based approach to looking at art. Museum educators will guide students through facilitated discussions about selected narrative-based works of art from the Everson’s collection.
Exploring the Everson’s Collection
(Can be tailored according to grade level)
Explore a thematic selection of objects from the Everson’s collection.
Museums and Society
(Appropriate for High School grade level. Supports anchor standard 6 Conveying meaning through the presentation of artistic work)
Museums play an integral role in the way society perceives itself. They are trusted sources of information and custodians of objects. More than that, museums shape culture and inspire people to action. In this virtual art talk, students have the opportunity to engage with an Everson staff member to discuss the role of museums as culturally responsive organizations, and take a virtual guided tour of some of Everson's highlighted exhibitions. This art talk addresses standard 6 of the Common Core’s art standards for High School Students.Everson To You Form
Live Virtual Lessons are made possible in part by the Everson Docent Association, Institute of Museum and Library Services, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, and Richard S. Shineman Foundation.
In-Person Tour Options
The Everson Museum of Art features the works of American artists from the 18th century to the present, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and ceramics, as well as special exhibitions.
The Everson's architecture tours offer a closer look at our largest work of art: the Museum's renowned building designed by internationally acclaimed architect I.M. Pei. The Everson was Pei's first museum and launched his career as a museum architect. Over the course of his career, Pei has designed more than 35 museums and exhibition spaces throughout the world including the Pyramide du Louvre (Paris, France), National Gallery's East Wing (Washington, DC), the Kennedy Library (Boston, MA), Sainsbury Wing - National Gallery (London, England) and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum (Cleveland, Ohio).
This program pairs a 60-minute Docent-led tour with a 60-minute art-making experience in the Danial Family Education Center. Students will explore the galleries and discuss works of art and then make their own creations out of clay. Please specify if you wish to use air dry or kiln fired clay when scheduling.
- ●Studio Art Workshop must be requested at least four weeks in advance
- ●K-12 Studio Art Workshops can accommodate a maximum of 30 students
- ●Workshops are available Tuesday through Friday mornings
- ●Fee is $8 per student.
- ●Add an additional $2 per student if using kiln fired clay, which covers the cost of preparing and firing pieces
- ●Pre-payment is required
*All tours are also available in French on a limited basis*
Planning a Tour
●Beginning September 1, 2017 tours will cost $50 per classroom.
● Pre-payment is required.
● Scholarships are available to organizations and schools that demonstrate financial hardship or need. Inquire about scholarships during booking.
● Tours must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.
● Private docent-led tours are available Tuesday–Friday beginning at 10:00am.
● Weekend tours are available on a limited basis.
● Tours last one hour unless other arrangements are made.
● Group size is limited to 60 people per hour. Larger groups may reserve two consecutive sessions.
● If you plan to have students draw or write in the galleries please let us know in advance. Please note: Only #2 pencils are allowed in galleries.
● We ask that students in school tours arrive at the Museum with name tags.
● We cannot accommodate unscheduled tours.
Please have the following information ready when arrange a tour:
K-12 Docent-Led Tour Fee
Tickets for students to attend exhibitions can be purchased through the Center for Instruction Technology & Innovation Arts-in-Education service. This component is intended for off-site experiences in the arts areas only. Visit Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation to find out if your school is eligible.