Art Detectives

Due to health and safety precautions, we are not offering in-person Art Detectives programs at this time. Email us to inquire about virtual Art Detectives options for the 2020-2021 school year.

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ART DETECTIVES VIDEO PLAYLIST

Art Detectives brings art from the Speed’s education collection into area schools to encourage curiosity and foster meaningful engagement with art. The program aims to develop three main skills:

      Observation: Students increase their observation skills by looking closely at original works of art
      Collaboration: Students work together in small groups to see what they can deduce about a given object
      Problem Solving: Like a detective, students deduce the purpose, material, and creator of a given object

All K-12 students that participate in Art Detectives tour will receive a Family Voucher, allowing them to visit with their family free of charge on any day the Speed is open.

ART DETECTIVE CRATE DESCRIPTIONS

Who We Are + What We Make: How do works of art tell the stories of our lives? Explore how art is all around us—in both extraordinary and ordinary objects. Representing a variety of times and cultures, this collection provides a glimpse into everyday lives that might not be so different from our own.
VIDEO ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION | CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

Discover Africa:
Visit a rich, diverse continent and the people who call it home. Get to know the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo particularly well as you explore works of art that range from ceremonial to functional to expressive.
VIDEO | ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

Discover Kentucky:
Hold history in your hands and come to know the Bluegrass State in a brand-new way. These cultural objects represent the diversity, craftsmanship, and talent that characterize this place we call home.
VIDEO ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION | CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

Discover Native American Cultures:
Comprised of tools, clothing, toys, photographs, and more—and curated from regions across the United States—these works of art reflect a variety of Native American experiences.
VIDEO ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION | CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

Discover Europe:
Travel across the Atlantic and back through time as you learn more about fascinating art processes, important historical moments, and compelling stories within a collection of two- and three-dimensional works.
VIDEO ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION | CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

STEAM:
Consider obsolete technological artifacts as functional works of art. After exploring the objects, students work in teams to design a prototype for the future based on their observations of design from the past.
VIDEO | ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION | CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

Exhibition Design:
What does it take to design an exhibition? High school students will act as curators, educators, and exhibition designers as they analyze and explore this collection of artworks. Working in teams, they will conceptualize a new exhibition.
VIDEO ACTIVITY SHEET | POST-VISIT DISCUSSION | CRATE INFORMATION SHEET

 

SPONSOR INFORMATION

Support for Art Detectives in Muhlenberg County is provided by the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation.

Support for Art Detectives in Nelson County is provided by Heaven Hill.

Thanks to LG&E and Kentucky Utilities for their support of Art Detectives initiatives across the state.