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Met Tours

 

MM@M will work with you to personalize a curriculum that is relevant to what you are teaching students in the classroom. Below is a sample of past tours given to students across grade levels on an array of disciplines.

 

Heroes Tour: Preschool

The purpose of this tour is to ask kids what a hero means to them before the tour and then see if the definition changes upon our tour’s completion. We want to show them that heroes come in all shapes and sizes and from different cultures. We also want to highlight different heroes in their own community today. Sample artworks shown to the children are:

Komo Helmet Masks  (19th-20th centuries), Culture: Mali

Komo Helmet Masks (19th-20th centuries), Culture: Mali

Armor for Man and Horse  (1510-1567), Culture: German

Armor for Man and Horse (1510-1567), Culture: German

Nydia, Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii  (1859), Artist: Randolph Rogers

Nydia, Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii (1859), Artist: Randolph Rogers


Native american art and life Tour: 4th Grade

This tour intends to celebrate Native American culture and life while also remaining cognizant of colonial history. We also want to emphasize that Native peoples are not all one people, but a group with diverse cultural values and beliefs. Sample artworks shown to the children are:

Basket Bowl  (1907), Culture: Washoe

Basket Bowl (1907), Culture: Washoe

The Battle of the Little Bighorn  (1920), Culture: Minneconjou Lakota/ Teton Sioux

The Battle of the Little Bighorn (1920), Culture: Minneconjou Lakota/ Teton Sioux

White Ogre Tihu  (1900), Culture: Hopi

White Ogre Tihu (1900), Culture: Hopi


Human Rights tour: 5th grade

This tour aims to explore how the UN’s definition of human rights is portrayed through art: “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.” Sample artworks shown to the children are:

Juan de Pareja  (1650), Artist: Diego Velázquez

Juan de Pareja (1650), Artist: Diego Velázquez

On to Liberty  (1867), Artist: Theodor Kaufmann

On to Liberty (1867), Artist: Theodor Kaufmann

Washington Crossing the Delaware  (1851), Artist: Emanuel Leutze

Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851), Artist: Emanuel Leutze