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The Walker is now offering virtual opportunities for K–12 classrooms to engage with art from the Walker’s galleries and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Whether your school is open or you are meeting with students virtually, these interactive presentations are a great way to incorporate contemporary art into your curriculum this school year!

Format

Virtual tours take place over Zoom and are led by a Walker Educator. A typical tour experience is 25–30 minutes, but we ask that you reserve 45 minutes in your schedule to allow ample time for set up and introductions. Walker staff will set up a Zoom meeting room for your designated date and time and will share this link in advance via email.

Content

The Walker Educator facilitating the tour will use Zoom’s screen-sharing feature to show high resolution images and videos of 3 pre-selected works of art from the Walker’s collection as they guide students through observation and interpretation exercises and discuss the context behind each piece. Additional Walker staff will be present to field questions in the chat throughout the tour, and there will be a few minutes at the end to reflect and discuss as a group. Student participation is highly encouraged!

 

What are the options?

When do virtual tours take place?

Tours are typically booked Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM, although we may be able to accommodate requests for times outside of this window. Standard tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance. Custom tours must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.

What is required to participate?

Students will need access to a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or other device with audio and video capability. A Zoom account is not required.

How do I book a virtual tour?

Please e-mail tours@walkerart.org or call 612-375-7609 to book a virtual tour.

Are there other ways to explore the art at the Walker Art Center?

A range of free online resources including lesson plans, videos, creativity prompts, and slideshows are available for teachers on our Resources for Learning page.

Onsite tours of the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden are not currently being offered. Please contact tours@walkerart.org or visit walkerart.org for the latest visiting information.

Walker Tour Programs are sponsored by

  • Logo: United Health Foundation

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

  • Logo: Institute of Museum and Library Services