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Art Museums

Many art museums offer a wide variety of out-of-school learning opportunities. For example, K–12 school groups often take field trips to art museums and, increasingly, art museums offer multivisit programs for students from preschool age through adulthood. Many art museum programs are geared specifically for out-of-school time including after-school programs, summer camps, summertime and evening events for educators, weekend workshops, internships, and multigeneration programs such as toddler and parent classes. Additionally, many art museums offer the public experiences with art located within and outside museum walls, including sculpture parks, gardens, pop-up installations, and public art in the community. As such, many art museums provide diverse environments for out-of-school learning across the life span. This entry discusses the types of experiences available in art museums, the ...

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