Top 10 Student Art TripsEducational Destinations
Are your students ready to learn about the vibrant Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía that includes excellent collections of Spain’s two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí? How about discovering a feast for the eyes with around 35,000 pieces of artwork at the Louvre including Leonardo da Vinci’s best known, most visited, most written about and most sung about portrait in the world? Or maybe your students would like innovative and experiential art blended with technology at the Artechouse in Washington, D.C.? Educational Destinations presents our top 10 Student Art Trips that will open your students to new educational experiences and create lifelong memories.
This elegant city is a treasure trove for educational art workshops and breath-taking museums. Paris has the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet at the Musée Marmottan and some of the best works of art from Monet, Renoir and Picasso at the Orangerie Museum, featuring thousands of pieces. Explore the works of Picasso and Matisse at the Centre Georges Pompidou, or discover impressionists, post-impressionists, symbolists and realists at the Musée d’Orsay. Of course, you can’t forget about the iconic Louvre Museum. If you are a lover of art, you might not be mistaken to call Louvre Museum an historic monument in Paris. But let’s not get into a debate here because engineer Gustave Eiffel was quite the artist himself.
New York City, USA
New York City is America’s top destination for art enthusiasts. NYC gained popularity with the modern art movement in the 1940’s with abstract expressionism, breaking free from the traditional European art. Your students will enjoy the breathtaking collection of modern art at the Museum of Modern Art. Or visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the third most visited art museum in the world and a challenge for even the casual art lover to get through in one day. There is also the collection of modern and contemporary American art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Goya and Whistler at the The Frick Collection, or possibly hunt for the Unicorn room in The Cloisters.
Various Cities in Germany
How about an entire island of art museums in the River Spree? Are your students excited to witness Rubens The Great Last Judgement or visit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister where every work is a masterpiece? Your students will explore 700 years of art at the Staedel Museum, or enjoy the medieval and renaissance statuary in the Augustinermuseum. Don’t miss the Ludwig Museum, that features an impressive Picasso collection. And after some serious culture and educational workshops, your students will love Phantasialand during their downtime!
Various Cities in Italy
It is a moving moment for an art student to stand in front of Michelangelo’s masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, to gaze upon Sandro Botticelli’s symbolic fusion of spirit and matter or see the shock and horror of the 12 disciples up close in Da Vinci’s Last Supper. It seems everywhere you turn in Italy, you’ll witness iconic art treasures as well as majestic architecture, culture and cuisine. If your art students are excited for an art retreat in Tuscany or just want to go painting and barging in Venice, this destination makes for a solid educational experience.
Excite your students as they discover Goya, Bosch, El Greco, Rubens, Titian and Velázquez at the Museo del Prado. They’ll explore Madrid’s three museums in the Golden Triangle of Art, or enjoy the mind-blowing Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía that includes excellent collections of Spain’s two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. There are numerous educational opportunities like Watercolor and Brusho Workshops and Plein Air Painting excursions while in Spain.
London, United Kingdom
If your art students are ready for altarpieces to Impressionists at the National Gallery, Parthenon sculptures to Assyrian Lions at the British Museum, or the world’s greatest museum of art and design, London is a wonderful destination for your next school trip. Enjoy the national collection of British art at Tate Britain. Your young artists will enjoy an array of courses, retreats, Botanical Art Workshops and a tranquil Buddhist Art Workshop.
Students will learn about Georges Seurat and Vincent van Gogh at The Art Institute Of Chicago, continually engaging masterpieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art and the 5,000 paintings, photographs and sculptures at the National Museum of Mexican Art. From metal-smithing to woodworking, Chicago has a vast amount of educational opportunities for art of any medium.
If your students are ready to experience Van Gogh’s emotional journey when he moved from Paris to Arles or learn about Vermeer’s The Milkmaid and the Rijksmuseum’s other treasures, The Netherlands is a great choice for your next art trip. Enhance student learning with a stop by a museum entirely dedicated to cats in art. With Art Masterclasses, labs, workshops and more, Amsterdam is an unforgettable stop. Students will cherish the memory of participating in an iconic Amsterdam Canal Painting Workshop or seeing Rembrandt’s The Night Watch for the first time.
Washington, D.C., USA
Ready to explore one of the world’s largest and most inclusive collections of art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum? Students will enjoy innovative and experiential art blended with technology at the Artechouse. You’ll discover art from the Middle Ages to the present at the National Gallery of Art? D.C. is packed with insightful art workshops, grand museums and engaging art attractions, perfect for your next amazing educational adventure.
If your students are ready to learn about Rembrandt, Picasso and Correggio at the National Gallery of Victoria, experience interactive art at ArtVo, or explore Australian modernism at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne is an ideal destination. Melbourne has many educational bootcamps, workshops and even a Street Art Tour. Artist from around the globe come to be a part of Melbourne’s Tapestry Workshops.
Are you ready to create lifelong memories for your art students? Contact us today and let’s begin planning your next incredible adventure.