Virtual Field Trips
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Virtual Field Trips Presented By:
OGE Energy Corporation
Curriculum and Promotional Video Sponsor:
Dr. Elliott R. Schwartz and Pamela Shanklin
Additional Support Provided By:
The Hearst Foundations
Crawley Petroleum Corporation
Express Employment International
Bring OKCMOA into Your Classroom with One of Our Virtual Field Trips!
How it Works
Most sessions last 30 – 45 minutes taking place over Zoom. We will need a notice 3 weeks in advance in order to book your session.
Internet connection, projector, computer, and web cam are recommended.
How to Connect
Virtual Field Trips may be booked individually or as multiple-visit units.
Units and Sessions
For a Limited Time Only
In these sessions, students will explore OKCMOA’s current special exhibition. Experience an inquiry-driven and student-centered exploration of the subjects and themes found in our current special exhibition.
Auguste Rodin and his fellow fin de siècle artists embraced and rejected classical art making techniques. Educators and students will compare the work of Rodin and his contemporaries to learn more about how artists conveyed the inner workings of humanity while virtually touring True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
The Permanent Collection
Students will act as historians, anthropologists, and critical thinkers as they explore a broad range of topics and themes found within OKCMOA’s collection. These inquiry-driven and student-centered experiences are the perfect addition to any lesson unit!
Museum Medley: The elements of art in OKCMOA’s collection
Are you looking to give your students the experience of visiting a museum from the convenience of your classroom? In Museum Medley, students and teachers have the opportunity to engage in meaningful, tailored discussions and activities about diverse works of art from the permanent collection at OKCMOA.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
Portraits and Power: Who gets to be represented and why?
Portraiture is one of the most common methods of artistic expression. Portraits and Power engages students with images from history from George Washington to modern day artist Kehinde Wiley’s Jacob de Graeff. In this session, students will act as portrait detectives as they use context clues, critical thinking, and inquiry-driven dialogue to discover the power of representation in each picture
Recommended Grades: 3-12
Storytelling in Art: Critical Thinking and Communication
A picture is worth a thousand words and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art wants your help discovering them! Storytelling in Art enables students’ critical thinking and communication skills to find and tell the story in art work. Topics drawn from history and mythology may be explored.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
A Material World: Exploring Artistic Medium
Many different mediums, from stone to string, have been used throughout history to make art. In this session, students will examine the innovative materials artists use to create their works and reflect on how this affects the work’s meaning.
Recommended Grades: 3 -12
Glass and steAm at OKCMOA
The OKCMOA collection represents over three decades of Chihuly’s work and his constant experimentation with the medium of glass. In this session, students will explore the colors and shape found in Chihuly’s work and examine the effects light has on them.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
- Auguste Rodin, The Shade (detail), first modelled circa 1880, enlarged circa 1901, this cast 1969 (Musée Rodin 6/12), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of B. Gerald Cantor Art Foundation, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
Janet Lippincott, Beach, 1970. Oil on canvas, 28 x 30 1/16 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Gift of Wayne L. Bowman, 1975.001
- Kehinde Wiley, Jacob de Graeff, 2018. Oil on linen, 71 3/4 x 60 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds from the Carolyn A. Hill Collections Endowment and the Pauline Morrison Ledbetter Collections Endowment, 2018.103. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photo Jean-Paul Torno, courtesy of Saint Louis Art Museum.
- Francis Hayman, The Storm Scene in ‘King Lear’, mid-1760s. Oil on canvas, 14 1/4 x 23 5/8 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase with funds provided by Angie Hester, 2011.011. Image by Google
- Janet Fish, The Ox Bow, 1977. Oil on canvas, 54 x 68 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum purchase from the Friends of the Oklahoma Art Center Acquisition Fund, 1978.032
- Dale Chihuly. Merletto Basket Set, 2019. Blown glass, 12 x 28 x 22 in. Photo: Scott Mitchell Leen. © 2022 Chihuly Studio. All Rights Reserved.
Admission for in-person school tours is offered free of charge thanks to generous support from the Inasmuch Foundation.
Virtual Field Trip FAQs
- Sessions should be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance. Please submit the request form, and OKCMOA will contact you to schedule your visit.
- Because sessions are interactive, class-sized groups work better than large groups of combined classes. We can meet with each of your class sections during their respective class times. Please note the meeting times of each section on the request form.
- OKCMOA Virtual Field Trip sessions can be accessed by both in-person and remote-learning classrooms.
- Remote-Learning Classrooms:
- OKCMOA will come as a visitor to established remote-learning classrooms, using the digital platform, meeting ID, and protocols already in place for remote learners in the class.
- Teachers will be asked to share their preferred digital meeting platform and connection details when booking a session.
- In-Person Classrooms:
- For schools that are currently meeting in-person, classrooms will be invited into OKCMOA’s Zoom meeting room for each session.
- Teachers will receive an OKCMOA Zoom Meeting ID and instructions when they book a session.
For classrooms meeting with students in-person, the following is needed:
- An internet-connected computer or web-enabled device connected to a projector, monitor, or Smartboard
- An external or built-in webcam positioned to see your group
- An external USB noise-cancelling microphone is ideal, but built-in microphones are ok as long as a group “spokesperson” can repeat responses if needed
- Speakers loud enough for entire classroom to hear. Be sure speakers are pointing away from mic to prevent feedback.
Request a Session
Thank you for your interest in OKCMOA’s Virtual Field Trips!
Session(s) should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
Because sessions are interactive, class-sized groups work better than large groups of combined classes. When requesting sessions for classes with multiple sections, please indicate individual class meeting times.
Please submit the request form, and OKCMOA will contact you to schedule your visit(s).
Virtual Field Trip Reviews
OKCMOA is pleased to invite you to Museum Store x Ganache, a partnership with Ganache Patisserie. In addition to the enhanced shopping experience in the new space, visitors can enjoy a full bar with coffee, cocktails, beer, wine, and grab-and-go options from Ganache, including sweet and savory items.