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Electronic Field Trip to the Speed Art Museum

Description:

Students get a behind-the-scenes look at Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museum in this one-hour tour of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. Former KET humanities teacher Elizabeth Jewell guides viewers through the process of mounting a major traveling exhibit of works by Rodin while interviewing museum staff members, discussing the various methods used to display and care for works of art, and looking at several pieces from the museum’s permanent and temporary collections. This 1999 KET production also offers students the chance to see a professional museum staff at work, from unloading crates filled with priceless artwork to designing and constructing an exhibition space, guiding visitors through the exhibit, and final de-installing the exhibit and preparing the artworks for shipment to the next venue.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use before a field trip to an art museum and as a model of an instructional museum tour.
  • Use as part of a “careers in the arts” unit. Have students list all the occupations mentioned during the field trip and then research the skills and education necessary for each.

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