The Home School Program is designed with the goal of creating a family-based learning environment at the museum.
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is pleased to offer free Home School Days for home school students of all ages and their families. Home School Days occur on the third Thursday of the month, six times a year in the fall and in the spring. Each of these blocks explores the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions through a specific theme. Home School families can choose from a variety of activities during the event: scavenger hunts, self-guided tours using curriculum guides and other support provided by the museum, gallery activities, a drop-in art-making studio, and docent-led guided tours. For lunch, we recommend The Brushmark Restaurant, conveniently located inside the museum. A schedule of the events and details about this spring’s theme appear below. No reservations or pre-registrations are needed to participate in the Brooks Museum’s Home School Days.
Fall 2015 schedule - Materials and Meaning
Thursday, September 17 Brooks Collection: Traditional Materials in Art
Thursday, October 15 Brooks Collection: Artists Experiment with Materials
Download the Scavenger Hunt handout, Download October's curriculum here.
Thursday, November 19 Wonder Whimsy, Wild: Folk Art in America
Daily event schedule
10 am - 3 pm
Come join us at the Brooks anytime on Home School Day to participate in a self-guided experience. Pick up fun gallery activities and a self-guided tour packet in the Rotunda to explore the galleries on your own with friends and family. Try your hand at a hands-on gallery activity or take a break in our Home School break room.
11 am - 2 pm: Drop-in Art Studio
Choose between a quick art activity or dive deeper with a more involved one in our open drop-in art studio. The studio is a great hands-on way to learn more about the event’s theme as well as reinforce what you’ve learned in the galleries.
11 am: Guided Tour
Explore the galleries with one of our trained docents on a guided tour. Tours will focus specifically on the Days’ theme, and will give you and your family a time to talk about art with our docents and with each other.
For more information, please contact the Education Department at 901.544.6243 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.