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Virtual School Tours

While the Museum is not accepting in-person tours, we’re converting several of our most popular school tours into virtual learning resources for teachers and families that support grade-level curricula! Find video tours, supplemental art projects and expert resources for a complete lesson plan. 

These free, curriculum-aligned videos are designed for use in a variety of learning settings and will be broken into short segments to use as you would like. All we ask is that you provide some basic information about yourself and your classroom so we can continue to offer important virtual opportunities like this one. After completing a short form, a link to the materials will be sent to your e-mail address automatically!

Rockwell Reimagined

This tour is designed for Grades 9-12 in New York State, but all educators and youth are invited to use these resources! This module explores contemporary works of art by artists of color Virgil Ortiz and Kara Walker, both featured in the Museum’s collection. Explore artwork in-depth with Rockwell educators connected to themes of the environment, appropriation and social justice, and examine how American artists express their ideas in a variety of media. In this tour you’ll find:

  • Video: Rockwell Reimagined: Themes of Environment with Artist Virgil Ortiz
  • Video: Rockwell Reimagined: Social Justice with Artist Kara Walker
  • Art Project Instructions: Appropriation Collage

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Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Arts & Culture

This tour is designed for 4th graders in New York State, but all educators and youth are invited to use these resources! In this tour you’ll find:

  • Video: Nature’s Bounty – Museum Collections Made from Natural Materials
  • Video: Social Games – Lacrosse and Snow Snakes
  • Art Activity Instructions: Natural Materials Weaving Project
  • Online Games: Haudenosaunee Vocabulary Word Search, Haudenosaunee Memory Game
  • Additional expert resource links

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Dia de los Muertos

In this tour you’ll find:

  • Video: Dia de los Muertos and Artworks of Remembrance with Director of Education Mary Mix
  • Video: Paper Flowers and Honoring the Dead with Gloria Harris and Carly Nichols
  • Video: The Meaning and History of Sugar Skulls with Dinorah Peters and Family
  • Video: Step by Step, How to Build an Ofrenda with Bev Stevens
  • Video: Oaxacan Ofrendas with Leonel Rosario
  • Video: Jarabe Mixteco Dance with Folk Artists Leonel Rosario and Dolores Alvarado
  • Online Games: Ofrenda Word Seach, Spanish Vocabulary Matching Game
  • Art Activity Instructions: Mexican Paper Flowers
  • Art Activity Instructions: Sugar Skull Collage
  • Additional expert resource links

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More tours coming soon!

  • Kindergarten – To be released in January
  • 2nd Grade Westward Expansion – To be released mid-February
  • 2nd Grade Architecture Tour – To be released in April


Contact Ann Recotta, Education and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

The Rockwell Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Generous support for this project is provided by Art Bridges, Art Deals Association of America Foundation, Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc., and the Hilliard Foundation.


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