Custom and Culture: Exploring World Communities through Art is an exciting new education program designed to engage elementary students in the world around them via a guided exhibition tour and hands-on art making at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art.
Custom and Culture is a cross-curricular program that incorporates Utah State Core Curriculum Standards in visual arts, social studies, dance, music, and language arts. Museum and classroom activities will implement writing, dance, and music to enhance visual arts learning while exploring themes of community, cooperation, and personal responsibility.
Currently, the Custom and Culture program complements the museum’s exhibition People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest. Learners from the K-6 community are invited to the museum to participate in a guided exhibition tour of People in a Hard Land and a hands-on art activity that address themes of place and community. Registration for this program is open.
- The 120-minute school program includes a 60-minute interactive exhibition tour and 60-minute hands-on art activity. An education packet with pre- and post-visit lesson plans is also provided. The school program and accompanying education packet are free-of-charge.
- School programs are conducted Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with sessions beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday with sessions beginning at 12:30 pm. Sessions last 2 hours and can accommodate up to 60 students.
- School programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
- Participating schools in Utah County may request a pre-museum visit to their classroom from a MOA educator. The classroom visit will provide students with background information about the exhibition and engage the class in a hands-on art activity to help better prepare them for their visit to the Museum.
- A basic, 45-minute exhibition tour is always available free of charge but does not include art making. Please register for the basic tour at 801-422-1140.
- People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest is open April 6, 2012-April 13, 2013.