Docent with student tourPre-K-12 grade students in public, private, or home schools may participate in exhibition or architecture tours. In addition, groups may visit the hands-on interactive Martin® ArtQuest Gallery as part of their tour or schedule a visit independently


CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
School tours of selected exhibitions support the Tennessee Curriculum Standards by introducing themes that are relevant to visual arts, language arts, and/or social studies curricula. Advance reservations are required for groups of 10 or more students.


SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT
The Frist Center offers a variety of options for Pre-K–12 student groups, including docent-guided tours, self-guided tours, and several hands-on activities. Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.

 

SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT

Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.
1. Review all group tour options.
2. Request a group tour by completing one of the following request forms:

Once your request is processed, you will receive confirmation of your scheduled visit with information about check-in procedures for tickets, directions for parking, and tour guidelines.

Questions? Contact Emily Jenkins at 615.744.3247 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Student TourGROUP ADMISSION
Ticket price includes admission to all current exhibitions and Martin ArtQuest gallery.

  • Students Pre-K-12th grade: Free admission
  • One adult chaperone required for every ten students: Free admission
  • Additional Adults: $10.00 (per person)
  • Homeschool Educators: Free admission per driver

One form of payment is required for each scheduled tour and no refunds are given. The Frist Center accepts checks made payable to Frist Center for the Visual Arts and all major credit cards. Send the form to the scheduling coordinator at least three weeks before the earliest requested date. Please allow one week for confirmation. Once your request is processed, you will receive confirmation of your visit, including pre-visit information.

Questions? Contact Emily Jenkins at 615.744.3247 or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


CHAPERONE REQUIREMENTS
All student groups must be accompanied on their tour by one adult chaperone for every ten students. The teacher must be one of the chaperones. If your group does not have the necessary number of chaperones, students may not be allowed to continue the tour.

STUDENT TOUR OPTIONS

Docent-Guided Tour (Pre-K–2nd Grade)
(50-student maximum per tour time)
40-minute tour and 40-minute Martin ArtQuest Gallery activity
Docent-guided tours invite young visitors to explore ideas in an exhibition through works of art and hands-on activities. Led by Frist Center docents (specially trained volunteers), these tours include a visit to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery. Pre-K–2nd Grade docent-guided tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Docent-Guided Tour (3rd–12th Grade)
(50-student maximum per tour time)
50-minute tour
Docent-guided tours focus on works of art that illustrate a unifying idea of the exhibition. Led by Frist Center docents (specially trained volunteers), these tours are inquiry-based and encourage a high level of student participation. Working in small groups*, students examine works of art and engage in gallery discussion. 3rd–12th Grade docent-guided tours are offered Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. A visit to the Martin ArtQuest Gallery may be scheduled in combination with this tour.

*Prior to the visit, teachers are asked to divide their students into small groups of 10 or less. Your confirmation letter will indicate the number of small groups required for your tour. Upon the students’ arrival, a docent will be assigned to each small group.

Architecture Tour (all ages)
(50-student maximum per tour time)
Tour length: 45 minutes
The Frist Center also offers an Architecture Tour for those interested in learning more about our landmark building—the former Downtown Nashville post office and a prominent Nashville architectural treasure from the Art Deco period. An audio tour about the architecture of the Frist Center is also available online. 

Self-Guided Tour (3rd–12th Grade)
(50-student maximum per tour time)
50-minute tour
Educators may schedule an independently led tour of the exhibition(s) for their students, Monday through Saturday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tours can be scheduled at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays only. Gallery guides and other printed materials are available to students to enhance their understanding of the exhibitions. A visit to Martin ArtQuest Gallery may be scheduled in combination with the self-guided tour (but not on Thursday or Friday evenings).

Self-Guided Martin ArtQuest Gallery Visit (Pre-K–12th Grade)
(50-student maximum per tour time)
50-minute hands-on experience
Martin ArtQuest Gallery is an interactive education space where visitors of all ages discover exciting ways to learn about and create art. Hands-on stations relate art concepts to the exhibitions and everyday life. Facilitated by Frist Center staff and volunteers, a visit to ArtQuest may be scheduled independently or in combination with docent-guided and self-guided tours Monday through Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


TRANSPORTATION SUBSIDIES
Transportation subsidies are available to Tennessee public schools visiting the Frist Center. Metro Nashville Public Schools are eligible to receive up to $120, and other Tennessee public schools are eligible for up to $100. Subsidies are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Teachers may request a transportation subsidy by checking the appropriate box on the tour request form. Subsidies are available only from September through May and are subject to availability.


Teacher and School Program Sponsors:

2016 Education and Outreach Sponsors:
Lynn and Ken Melkus

2016 Supporting Sponsor:


The Teacher and School Programs are generously funded by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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