Curriculum Connections and Class Visits
Faculty from astronomy, classics, English, geography, history, Latin American studies, mathematics, medicine, music, pharmacy, political science, religion, social work, Spanish and Portuguese, and numerous other departments regularly use the Blanton as an extension of the classroom. Blanton educators are available to help design customized class sessions in the galleries or Print Study Room that enhance student understanding of course content and achieve desired learning objectives. Sustained close looking, open-ended questioning, and active learning techniques are employed to advance critical thinking, problem solving, oral communication, and visual literacy skills.
There are many ways to integrate original works of art into teaching and learning in other disciplines. A visit to the museum can provide cultural context, exemplify ideas and concepts encountered in class, teach visual literacy, introduce methodology, or provide a focus for student assignments and projects.
Download examples and more information about possible models for teaching with art.
Please read our policies on class visits here. To schedule a class visit, please complete our online request form. Please allow at least three weeks notice for customized class sessions designed by the Blanton’s professional educators.