In keeping with Michigan State University’s land
grant philosophy, the museum has a public as well as institutional
mission to serve students, faculty and the community through
visual experiences in the fine arts.
Kresge Art Museum offers docent-guided tours to area schools.
Tours are designed to stimulate students’ interest in
art and expand their critical thinking skills through a variety
of activities. Special programs and thematic tours that relate
to the school curriculum have been prepared. Specific tours can be designed by the museum's
educator to fit a group's specific needs.
Suggested Tour Themes
||Introduction to Painting
||Introduction to Sculpture
All tours last 50 minutes.
Docent-guided tours are offered from mid-September through
early June on Tuesday through Friday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.). Limit: 35 students. One adult must
accompany every ten students. To schedule, call Cari Wolfe at (517) 884-0653 at least three weeks in advance. Due to
space limitations, all group tours must be scheduled in advance,
including those without docent guidance.
Kresge Art Museum is able to subsidize a portion of the transportation
costs of your K-12 museum tour (up to $45). Please request
a bus subsidy when you make your reservation. A reimbursement
form will be provided to you. Send this form and a copy of
the transportation bill to the museum within two months of
your tour (or by the end of June for year-end tours). Reimbursement
requests cannot be honored beyond these deadlines. The Kresge Art Museum bus subsidy program is
supported by the Kresge Art Museum Education Endowment Fund.
A Day of the Arts at Michigan State University
If you would like to plan an entire day of arts programming
at MSU, consider adding the Wharton Center for Performing
Arts to your itinerary. Wharton offers a variety of program
possibilities. For additional details please contact Wharton Center @ (517) 353-1982.