At Laumeier, students expand their critical and creative thinking skills through the exploration of contemporary art. Laumeier’s educational objectives are to expand public awareness of contemporary art, provide descriptive evidence of the achievements of contemporary artists and encourage creative experiences for all ages.
Please contact the Education Department at 314.615.5267 for more information or to schedule a School, Community or Educator Program.
SCHOOL + COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Programs exploring Laumeier’s Permanent Collection and contemporary art are available for students, civic groups, community audiences and the general public. Outreach programs for schools are designed to cultivate and support K–12 educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists and ideas into their classrooms. Outreach programs and classroom visits are conducted by a museum educator using a PowerPoint presentation preview of Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Collection with archival images and commentary about the past, present and future of the Park.
The presentation with Q&A lasts approximately 45–60 minutes and costs $125. Programs must be reserved a minimum of three weeks in advance. Additional fees will be charged if the venue of the program is more than 30 miles round-trip from Laumeier.
Educator programs highlight Laumeier’s Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions. Workshops are conducted both on-site at Laumeier and in schools to help instructors incorporate Laumeier’s Permanent Collection into their curriculum. Activities are designed to provide new tools for classroom learning and to enhance the visual arts through an interdisciplinary approach.