Programs for Schools

School Tours

Gadsden Arts invites educators to engage students in curriculum topics through art. Each school tour is led by an experienced docent and explores the galleries, teaching students to examine art critically. Exhibitions change quarterly so we recommend reviewing the current exhibitions before scheduling a tour. If you would like to schedule a school tour, please review the Frequently Asked Questions before contacting our Executive Director at 850-627-5020.


Please contact us for tour scheduling. Tour group capacity and mask requirements are subject to change with COVID-19 conditions.  

Learn more about Virtual Field Trips.

Fall 2021 Resources

For the Fall of 2021, Gadsden Arts is delighted to present a series of exhibitions that celebrate the accomplishments of women artists: Four Centuries of Creativity: Women Artists and Senga Nengudi: A.C.Q. - Cross Eyed; A.C.Q. - Cross Ban; A.C.Q. - Cross Waves.

These exhibitions represent four centuries of art created by remarkable women who struggled against gender bias to take their places in history. In addition to learning about women's history, the role of women artists in the art world, and barriers they have faced, these exhibitions allow students to explore identity, emotion, and creative expression. 


Gadsden Arts uses inquiry-based touring techniques that encourage students to examine the meaning behind art, making connections to reading comprehension, and growing skills in critical thinking, creativity, and empathy. Download the Student Learning Guide for sample lessons, as well as information on curriculum correlates. They are aligned to Sunshine State Standards.


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Virtual School Tours

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are school tours free?

Yes! School tours are offered free of charge to students, teachers, and chaperones. However, we are an independent non-profit and accept donations. 

How long are tours?

Most tours are 90 minutes, with tours of multiple galleries, and an art project. Tour length can be customized. 

How many students can I bring?

Typically, one school group of 60 students is permitted in the museum at one time. However, you can schedule back-to-back tours for up to 180 students in one day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact staff regarding capacity limits before scheduling your tour, as they are subject to change with the changing COVID conditions. 

When should I schedule my tour?

Please schedule school tours at least 2 weeks in advance. The earlier, the better! 

How many chaperones do I need?

One adult is required for every 10 children. For pre-K groups, two adults for every 10 children is recommended. 

What should I do before my tour?

  • Be sure to confirm your student count with our staff. 
  • Review the pre-tour activities. Do them with your students as you are able.
  • Review the gallery rules. 

Who should I contact to schedule a tour?

Grace Robinson

Executive Director

grace@gadsdenarts.org

(850) 627-5020

ArtReach

ArtReach Partnerships are opportunities to schedule monthly visits with groups and organizations currently working in the community at no charge. In any ArtReach Partnership, students will tour the galleries, play interactive gallery games, and create art projects in our art studio. We encourage at least one visit per exhibition, as exhibitions change quarterly. In some cases, Gadsden Arts can also send an instructor into the community to work with groups such as tutoring programs and after-school care.

Student Art Exhibitions & Competitions 

Gadsden Arts is delighted to share art by students in our community in our ArtZone. Teachers can request to exhibit their students' art or to learn about upcoming student competitions by contacting Executive Director, Grace Robinson. 

(850) 627-5020 or grace@gadsdenarts.org