Virtual Field Trips
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.
How to Connect
Virtual Field Trips may be booked individually or as multiple-visit units.
Internet connection, projector, computer, and web cam are recommended.
Units and Sessions
Special Exhibitions: 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.
Heroes and Myth: Mythology in Pompeiian Art
Students will act as historians as they observe and discuss Pompeian frescoes that depict key characters and locations found in Roman Mythology. Topics covered may include the hero Achilles, scenes from the Trojan War, and much more!
Recommended Grades: 3 -12
Art & Archeology: Meet an Archeologist
Students will have a conversation with a practicing archeologist who has excavated at sites around Italy, including Pompeii! Students will get a glimpse at life as an archeologist and explore further some of the frescoes in the exhibition. The archeologist is holding sessions from September 15th-October 15th. Sessions are Wednesday 9:30 am-12 pm, Monday/Thursday 11-11:45 am, or Tuesday/Friday 10-10:45 am or 1:15 pm-2 pm.
Recommended Grades: 6-12
Inquiry in Action: Examining Art for Context
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!
Reclaiming Power: The Art of Kehinde Wiley
One of today’s most prolific artists, Kehinde Wiley is known for his diverse and inclusive portraits that reference the works of the Old Masters. In this session, students will learn about Wiley’s artistic mission as a contemporary black artist as they work to uncover the identity behind Jacob de Graeff.
Recommended Grades: 3-12
Portrait Detectives: Discover the Person in the Picture
Portraiture is one of the most common methods of artistic expression. In this session, students will act as portrait detectives as they use context clues, critical thinking, and inquiry-driven dialogue to discover the person in the picture.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
Storytelling in Art: Exploring Narrative and Genre
Since the dawn of time, art has been used to tell stories. Students will draw from their own experiences and observations to interpret a work of art. Topics drawn from history and mythology may be explored.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
She Persisted: Celebrating the Women Artists of OKCMOA
OKCMOA is proud to feature an extensive collection of works by female-identifying artists. In this session, students will examine the themes, political context, and narratives represented in the art made by women in a male-dominated field.
Recommended Grades: 3-12
Enjoy the View: The Art of Landscapes
Throughout history, landscape painting has captured places in time and represented humanity’s relationship with nature. This session will ask students to take a closer look at landscapes in the museum’s collection and reflect on what they say about their world.
Recommended Grades: 2-12
Steam at OKCMOA
Students will practice scientific and mathematical thinking through an inquiry-driven and student-centered dialogue on various works found throughout the museum.
Back to Basics: The Elements of Design
An understanding of the basic elements of design is key for any young artist. In this session, students will explore line, texture, shape, form, value, and space in a work of art and reflect on how this affects the work’s meaning.
Recommended Grades: 2-5
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
Magic and Light: The Science and Art of Chihuly
OKCMOA has one of the largest collections of glass art by Dale Chihuly in the world. The 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: 3 – 12
1-Achilles on the Island of Skyros
Achilles on the Island of Skyros, 1st c. CE, Fresco. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, 116085.
Photo: Giorgio Albano. ©Archivio Fotografico de Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
2-Actor with Mask
Actor with Mask, 1st c. CE, Fresco. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, 9036. Photo: Giorgio
Albano. ©Archivio Fotografico de Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
Architectural Landscape, 1st c. BCE, Fresco. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, 9423. Photo:
Giorgio Albano. ©Archivio Fotografico de Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
4-Kehinde Wiley-Jacob de Graeff
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.
5-William Beechey-Kitty Packe
William Beechey, Kitty Packe, 1820. Oil on canvas, 58 x 45 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum
purchase with funds provided by Angie Hester, 2001.007. Photo: Joseph Mills
6-Francis Hayman-The Storm Scene in King Lear
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
7-Dorothy Varian-Portrait of Eugenie
Dorothy Varian, Portrait of Eugenie, 1936. Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
WPA Collection, 1942.037. Image by Google
8-Acee Blue Eagle-Buffalo Medicine Man
Acee Blue Eagle, Buffalo Medicine Man, 1939. Tempera on illustration board, 17 x 14 in. Oklahoma City
Museum of Art. WPA Collection, 1942.016. Photo: Bryan Cook
9-Doel Reed-The Canyon
Doel Reed, The Canyon, 1958. Oil on board, 24 x 40 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of the
Oklahoma Art League, 1966.115. Photo: Joseph Mills
10-John ONeil-Never Where
John O’Neil, Never-Where, 1950. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of S.
Deborah Haines, 1955.004. Image by Google
Paul Reed, Step, 1968. Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 55 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Gift of the Paul and
Esther Reed Trust, 2017.055. Photo: Joseph Mills. ©Paul and Esther Reed Trust
Karen LaMonte, Chado, 2010. Cast glass, 39 x 33 x 37 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum
purchase from the Beaux Arts Society Fund for Acquisitions, 2012.002. Photo: Martin Polak. ©Karen
13.1-Dale Chihuly-Autumn Gold Persian Wall
Dale Chihuly, Autumn Gold Persian Wall, 2002. Blown glass, 114 x 384 in. Oklahoma City Museum of
Art. Museum purchase, 2004.061. Photo: Joseph Mills. ©Dale Chihuly
13.2-Dale Chihuly-Autumn Gold Persian Wall-Detail
Dale Chihuly, Autumn Gold Persian Wall (detail), 2002. Blown glass, 114 x 384 in. Oklahoma City
Museum of Art. Museum purchase, 2004.061. Photo: Joseph Mills. © Dale Chihuly
We have always offered in-person school tours for free thanks to generous support from sponsors such as Inasmuch Foundation and Crawley Petroleum.We are thankful to The Hearst Foundations and Express Employment Professionals for making this program possible.
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).
A NEW fast-casual pop-up restaurant is now open in the Museum Cafe space. Café Pompeii serves lunch, light bites, cocktails, beer & wine. The new concept is counter service with open seating.