Go van Gogh Topics

Go van Gogh® brings the Dallas Museum of Art to Kindergarten through 6th grade students in schools throughout North Texas free of charge. Trained volunteers lead experiences that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make personal connections. All programs include hands-on activities that provide opportunities for individual creative expression.

One-Hour Programs 

The following programs are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday. These programs last one hour and are led by Museum volunteers in the individual teacher’s classrooms. Please make sure class changes and lunch schedules will not conflict with your one-hour program.

Only one program topic may be scheduled on a single day. If you are interested in scheduling multiple program topics on multiple days, please submit a request form for each program you would like to schedule.

One-Hour Programs in the Fall

Art of the Lone Star State, Recommended for 4th–6th grade
Look closely at images of Texas—from the countryside to the big city—that reveal our state and local history.

 

Guardians from Around the World, Recommended for 1st–3rd grade
Discover how guardians in artworks at the Dallas Museum of Art have protected people around the world.

 

One-Hour Programs in the Spring

Imaginary Worlds, Recommended for Kindergarten–3rd grade 
Invent a world for an imaginary creature and learn about an artist who makes her own whimsical worlds.

 

African Masks, Recommended for 2nd-6th grade
Explore a variety of masks made in Africa and discover how and why they are used today.

 

90-Minute Program

Amp up your Go van Gogh® experience with our 90-minute program. Embark on a creative adventure and play the role of problem solver as you experiment with materials. Then, discover how artists take on this role as part of their creative process.

Our program includes specially designed post-visit activities, as well as opportunities for drawing and imaginative constructions. 

The following program is offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday in the fall and the spring. Programs last ninety minutes and are led by Museum volunteers in the individual teacher’s classrooms. Please make sure class changes and lunch schedules will not conflict with your 90-minute program.

STEAM Design Challenge: Chair Edition, Recommended for 2nd–6th grade
Work in teams to solve a design challenge using everyday materials. Then, explore how other designers have solved similar challenges. 

 

Special Education Program

The Go van Gogh® Special Education program is one-hour long and is offered to mixed-age special education classes Wednesday through Friday mornings in March and April only. Programs may begin at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Please note that Color My World is offered to a maximum of 10 students per classroom.

Programs are led by Museum staff and volunteers in the individual teacher’s classrooms. Only one classroom can be scheduled on a single day. If you are interested in scheduling multiple Go van Gogh® Special Education programs at your school, please submit a separate request form for each classroom you would like us to visit.

Color My World, Recommended for 1st–6th grade Special Education classes
Explore color through a variety of media. Then, create a colorful painting inspired by the color wheel.