Learn at the DIAFor Teachers
In-Classroom Learning / Art to the Schools
Student centered discussions in the classroom. We will send a teaching volunteer to your school for single or multiple visits. Talks are 45 minutes and meet MDE K-12 common core standards.
Want to schedule a visit to your classroom?
- Limited to one class for each talk/discussion; maximum of 30 students.
- Discussions are presented with PowerPoint and led by trained museum volunteers who provide all necessary equipment. The school need only provide a viewing screen or suitable substitute.
- Requests must be made by the classroom teacher or school principal at least eight weeks in advance. You will be contacted within 10 business days of receipt of application regarding your stated request.
Shaping Identity – Who are we?
Explore works of art from around the world spanning thousands of years to investigate how people of diverse cultures use art to define, reinforce, and communicate cultural, national, and personal identity.
Shaping Identity with African American Art
Explore works of art from around the world and see how African American artists from the 19th century to our own time have created art that reflects their own perspectives on African American society and what it means to be of African descent in America.
Shaping Identity with Arts of the Americas
Explore works of art from around the world and focus on North, Central, and South America, including pre-Colombian, and Native American art from the colonial period through our own time.
Shaping Identity with Art of the Spanish Speaking World
Explore works from around the world and further examine art from diverse Spanish speaking cultures in Europe, Central, and South America, from ancient to the present.
Thinking Through Art – What’s happening in this work of art?
Engage in facilitated discussions about carefully chosen works of art that encourage observation, improve critical thinking and communication skills, and promote cooperative learning using Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), a research-based teaching method. Thinking Through Art tours are available beginning at 10:30am Tuesday through Friday.
NOTE: This tour does not provide detailed information about individual works of art. For more information please visit http://vtshome.org.
Set up a DIA Classroom Visit
Please complete the form below to request an in-classroom visit. You will be contacted by a museum teaching volunteer to schedule a date and time for your visit within 10 business days of receipt of your application. If you have any questions or would like assistance with your application please call 313-833-7883. Please let us know the best time to reach you.
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Friday, June 21, 2013
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 23rd
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