The “Schools in the Gallery” program is a comprehensive interdisciplinary arts education curriculum designed to enrich arts education for students throughout Montana. Public, private, and homeschool groups of all ages are welcome.

Students enjoy an exhibit tour led by professional docents through the Jessie Wilber Gallery. Docents use inquiry-based methods to teach critical thinking and visual literacy skills. Teachers may elect to add a hands-on art enrichment activity where students create original artwork that echoes the exhibit’s techniques, materials, and themes.

EXHIBIT TOURS: Free / (30 minutes – 1 hour, depending on age of group)

  • Children experience a firsthand tour of Maggy Rozycki Hiltner’s exhibit “What Lies Beneath” featuring hand-embroidered fabrics full of symbolism and mythology. Docents lead an interactive discussion about aesthetics and content of several works of art.
  • Focus on building visual literacy, observation, and communication skills.

OPTIONAL HANDS-ON ART ACTIVITY / (1 hour/$1.00 per student)
Students will create a story collage using found and recycled fabrics.

Tours and Hands-On Activity Available:
February 11 – April 26, 2019. Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3pm

*When 5 or more classes from the same school book a tour, the project fees are waived for ALL classes! For more information, inquire at booking.

For more information or to schedule a tour please contact:
Alissa Kost, Education Curator| 406.587.9797, ext. 104