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General operating support provided, in part, by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

La Salle University Art Museum receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


"The tour that you offered was educational and engaging. Students were answering questions, asking questions, and looking closely at the artwork. I could not ask for more."
-visiting high school teacher, spring 2007

Please note: All of these lessons can be individualized to meet the needs of your classroom curriculum.

People, Places and Things (Grades K-4): Explore three genres of painting in the museumís collectionó portraits, landscapes & still lifes. The lesson will be complemented by in-gallery activities.

Local artists (Grades K-12): From Charles Willson Peale to Thomas Eakins and Bo Bartlett, the focus of this class is on the artists who have called Pennsylvania “home.”

The Visual Language of Art (Grades K-4): Understand artworks by considering the basic building blocks of painting: color, line, shape, texture and light. Discussions are complemented by in-gallery activities to learn how artists use these principles to create art.

Drawing in the galleries (Grades 4-8): Participate in drawing activities and in-gallery discussions to assist in understanding the museumís collection.

Tools of the Trade (Grades 4-9): Learn about artistic media. Explore the variety of techniques and materials used by the artists in the museum’s collection. Examine a sampling of various artists’ tools.

Museum Highlights (Grades 5-12): This is a chronological survey of Western art from the Renaissance to the 20th century using the museumís collection.

Biblical Stories in Art (Grades 6-12): Compare and contrast artistsí interpretations of biblical figures and stories from the Renaissance to the 20th Century.

Portraits (Portraiture and Psychology) (Grades 6-12): View portraits from various times and places and consider how artists have attempted to capture the likeness of their sitters. Students will be challenged to think about what has been considered a Ďlife-likeí portrait in a number of different centuries.

Twentieth-Century Art (Grades 9-12): Explore the museumís 20th-century galleries and discuss the range of styles in modern and contemporary art.

Discipline Specific lessons (Art History, European History, Studio Art) (Grades 9-12): Using the Museum’s permanent collection each lesson is individually designed to support intense classroom study in a specific subject. Classroom teachers must contact the Assistant Curator of Education to personalize each lesson.

Multiple visit programs (Grades K-12): Study the museumís collections in greater depth by arranging two, three or four visits to the museum throughout the school year. The Assistant Curator of Education will work with you to determine the visiting program that complements your curriculum. Please contact Miranda Clark-Binder at 215-991-3680 for more information and lesson ideas.

To schedule a lesson by fax or mail, please print out, complete and return this Gallery Lesson Request form.

For more information or to schedule a lesson please contact:
Miranda Clark-Binder, Curator of Education