Virtual Museum Field Trips
The Springville Museum of Art now offers virtual field trips for school, community, and church groups of all ages. These interactive virtual experiences allow visitors and students to navigate the galleries, click on artworks they are interested in, see artworks close up, and read label information. Choose between a self-guided option or book a live Zoom session with one of our Museum docents or educators. Resources linked below give teachers the skills and information necessary to lead tours and discussions of the exhibitions with their students. Tours and resources will be available beginning November 16, 2020.
Requests for virtual field trips will receive responses and access to the field trips within two business days of submitting the request. If you are requesting a live Zoom session with a Museum docent please put your request in as early as possible, preferably with at least 2 weeks notice.
Teachers who participate in the virtual field trips and watch the training videos are eligible for Reimagine Teaching credits. (If you cannot complete the virtual field trip with your students before December 1st, you can still be eligible for Reimagine Teaching credits if you watch the training videos and consult the related resources before December 1st. Contact Maddison Morgan at email@example.com with any questions).
Groups may participate in our free, virtual tours by filling out our tour request form. Choose one of our Permanent Collection exhibitions:
Grand Ambitions: Utah artists have always been ambitious. They studied abroad, created monumental works, and pushed the boundaries of Utah art and creation. This exhibition celebrates the grand ambitions, interests, and aims of our Utah artists from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Soviet Stories: Layers of Reality: The works in this exhibition reveal layers of meaning, context, and reality about life in the Soviet Union.
Demo of the virtual field trip experience for Grand Ambitions
Video 1: Welcome and Introduction to Museum ToursJoin Director Dr. Rita R. Wright as she welcomes you to the Springville Museum of Art's virtual exhibitions and galleries and gives an introduction to leading Museum tours.
Video 2: How to Structure Your Tour
Emily Larsen, Head of Exhibitions and Programs at the Springville Museum of Art, explains how to structure and organize your Museum tour.
Video 3: Inquiry Based Tours and How to Ask Good QuestionsMaddison Morgan, Springville Museum of Art Tour and Volunteer Coordinator, and Michelle Gardner, a Museum Docent, explain how to lead an inquiry-based tour, using questions to facilitate a discussion. They discuss how to ask effective questions and tips for engaging students and visitors.
Video 4: Visual Thinking Strategies and Tips for Engagement
Dr. Rita Wright, Museum Director, and Emily Larsen, Head of Exhibitions and Programs, explain a questioning method called "Visual Thinking Strategies" and give additional tips on how to engage your students in the Museum's galleries or virtual exhibitions.