Virtual Field Trips
Visit the Speed from the comfort of home. Each of the tours below is designed to give students opportunities to look closely at artworks, think critically about what they see, and make connections between artworks and their lives today.
If you are a teacher, you can schedule a full-length version of any of these tours. Tours will happen virtually and will be led by the Speed’s Docents and Education staff. Email SchoolPrograms@speedmuseum.org to find out more.
Grades K – 2
"Make new friends, but keep the old"—that's the idea behind the Speed's Making Friends tour. This tour introduces students to new faces in portraits from across our collection. We'll look for clues in each artwork that reveal information to us about our new friends and consider what it means to be a good friend.
Grades 3 – 5
On this tour, you'll travel the world through artworks in the Speed Art Museum's permanent collection. As you explore the relationship between works of art that span the globe, you'll also come to understand the fascinating differences and beautiful similarities between works of art from far-away places.
Grades 4 – 8
Discover how art can be used to explore concepts related to science, technology, engineering, and math. On this tour, you will have an opportunity to analyze ancient feats of engineering, consider the habitats of animals, and more, all while making connections to artworks in the Speed’s collection.
Grades 6 – 8
Join us on a tour that encourages students to think like detectives. Learn to look closely, ask questions, and unravel mysteries that the average visitor might not solve. Students will explore unusual works from across the Speed's collection with an eye toward what qualities make those pieces so unique.
Grades 9 – 12
On this tour designed specifically for high school students, we’ll look at the way art has changed over time, the way our perspectives can shift when it comes to art, and the way art changes us. Using your creativity, critical thinking, and close-looking skills, we will also examine our personal responses to art, asking ourselves why we feel the way we do about an artwork…and what might change our minds.