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Tour Topic Ideas

African and African-American Related Art

Landscape Art

American Art

Lions, Tigers, and Bears! Oh, my! – Animals in art

Ancient Art - Greek, Roman, Egyptian

Missouri Artists

Ancient Zoo

Modern and Contemporary Art

Art about Art

Myths and Mythology

Brushed, Splattered, and Poured – works in paint and ink

Oceanic Art

Byzantine and Medieval Art

Pre-Columbian Art

Cast Gallery

Renaissance Art

Collection Highlights of the Permanent Collection

The Art of Reproductions/Graphics in the collection

European Art

Where the Wild Things Are - Fantasy Creatures in Art

Family and Community

(Special topics available on request)

Games People Play


University Tours

The Museum’s staff and Curators work closely with University of Missouri instructors in planning tours that engage, enhance, and support the various courses offered at MU. These tours are often led by Curators or self-led by course instructors.

Samples of Previous Grade/Age-Related Tours

High School

Architectural Study
Art and Language Arts
Cast Gallery – sketching

6th Grade

The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans – galleries include the Cast Gallery and the Weinberg Gallery of Ancient Art

4th Grade

Desert and Rainforest – The Weinberg Gallery (Egyptian Collection) and Carlebach Gallery of African and Oceanic Art
4th Grade Curriculum Tour – various galleries - a focus on Missouri history using lunettes from the Missouri State Capitol Studies, Missouri artists’ works, landscapes, and other works

2nd Grade

Medieval studies


Focus on colors, letters, shapes, lines as well as use of multiple senses

Classes and Tours
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Adult Programs
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K-12 Programs
  Partners in Education
Kids and Parents
Pre-School Programs
University Programs
Art Education News


- Scheduling Docent-Led Tours
- Group Size Policy
- Scheduling Self-Led Tours
- Online Exhibitions

- Missouri Art, Artists & Artifacts: A Fourth Grade Social Studies Curricular Tour (Word)   
- Learning to Look Guide (pdf)
- Discussing sensitive subjects with children (Word)
- Addressing nudity in art (Word)
- Pre-Visit Activities (Word) (pdf)
- Post-Visit Activities (Word) (pdf)

Slide Shows

Event Photos
Digging It! Photo Gallery
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Lion King Photo Gallery
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Thank You Notes
Thank you notes to the Museum
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Thank you notes to Betty Brown
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