Online Virtual Exploration

Provider: The Ringling

Contact: Katie Nickel
941.359.5700 ext. 3705

Starting cost per student: $0

Additional Info: FREE virtual program!

Max. Capacity: 200

Transportation Needed?  No

Who Arranges Transportation? Other (see description)

Is Financial Assistance Offered?  Yes


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Discover art and poetry at The Ringling!

In this introductory tour for 6th-12th graders, students will explore the different collecting areas at The Ringling Museum of Art including Asian Art, Contemporary Art, European Art, and Photography. Paired with descriptive poetry, students will practice observation and creative thinking skills by analyzing both poems and visual works of art.

This tour practices English language arts, visual arts, and social-emotional learning (SEL) skills and is customizable for each classroom.

The Ringling uses Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meets for virtual tours, and other platforms upon request. To request a virtual Introduction to Art tour, please fill out this form.


This virtual tour focuses on mastery of LAFS.6-12.RL.3.7: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

Additional standards include:
LAFS.6-8.RL.1.1, LAFS.6-8.RL.3.9
SS.6.W.3.8, SS.6.W.3.11, SS.6.W.4.2, SS.8.A.1.3, SS.8.A.1.7
VA.68.C.3.3, VA.68.H.1.1, VA.68.H.1.3, VA.68.H.2.3
LAFS.910.RST.2.4, LAFS.1112.RST.2.4
SS.912.A.1.4, SS.912.H.2.3

Social and Emotional Learning:
Social awareness

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