Art Tours

Gallery of California Art

Follow the story of the Golden State’s creative evolution through the themes of California Land, California People, and California Creativity in the Gallery of California Art. View works from all disciplines—from paintings and sculpture to new media.

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Art Tours 2016–17

CALIFORNIA ART FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Grades K–2
Look for details and respond to paintings, sculpture, and crafts.

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A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA ART 

Grades 3–12
Explore, analyze, and interpret paintings, sculpture, and crafts. Build skills in visual perception and critical thinking through interactive activities.

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NEW THIS YEAR!
PROFILE PICTURES TOUR
Grades 2–8
Discover how artists communicate personal and cultural identity through symbols, settings, and expressions in portraits. Plus, check out an accompanying DIY self-portrait activity for your classroom.

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THE ART OF THE GOLD RUSH AND EARLY CALIFORNIA
Grades 4–12
See California as early artists saw it. Explore and interpret photographs, paintings, and other artworks that portray people, lifestyles, environments, and changing attitudes in early California and during the Gold Rush.

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CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHY
Grades 8–12
Explore, analyze, and interpret photographs from the first known daguerreotypes to contemporary expressions, and discover how California photographers have represented the experiences of people in this state. Learn more about the upcoming special exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, opening in May 2017. 

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TOUR INFORMATION

Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 9:45 am & 11 am
Art tour dates are limited to January through June 2017. If you'd like to schedule a tour in the Gallery of California Art from October through December, please check out the ASH! Making Art from the Land program. Tours are 45 minutes long unless otherwise noted.
Fees
$4.50 per person
A ticket must be purchased for every student and chaperone. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.
Note: Classes will be divided into small groups. Each tour will be slightly different. If your students have been assigned a worksheet, please wait until after your tour is finished to have them complete it. Please provide your students with writing surfaces and pencils. Pens are not allowed in the Galleries. 

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