Elements of Art
Artworks from Philbrook’s permanent collection and special exhibitions serve as the focal points for learning about the formal elements of art, such as line, color, shape, and form. As viewers interactively explore these concepts, they develop a deeper understanding of the language of art.
Highlights of the Collection
An introductory tour of Villa Philbrook and the Museum’s permanent collection, which includes examples of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture, ancient art and artifacts, 19th-20th century European and American painting, African art and Native American art. Philbrook docents use special questioning techniques to help students develop personal connections with the works of art.
Philbrook Gardens Tour
Tour the gardens as a Philbrook gallery. Learn the history and how the landscape architects designed the gardens using principles from English, French and Italian cultures and how the formal elements of art guide the planting process.
This one-hour program for Pre-K through 2nd grade students consists of a story read aloud in one of the museum’s galleries and an art project in an education center classroom. The stories are told in themes that connect to the galleries followed by a related art project. For example, a Japanese story is told in the Japanese gallery followed by a Japanese fan project. Available Storytime themes are: Japanese, Native American, African, garden, and the elements of art. Availability is limited. Maximum 20 students.