Below are samples of tours that we offer for school groups:
Charles E. Burchfield
The Burchfield Penney Art Center has three galleries permanently dedicated to the art of Charles E. Burchfield in addition to a reproduction of his studio. This is an in-depth tour for your students to study our namesake.
Architectural and Green Building Tour
The Burchfield Penney Art Center was the first “green” museum in New York State. It was also the last building designed by noted architect Charles Gwathmey. This tour will focus on the architectural and environmental features of our LEED Silver building.
Mini Museum Studies Tour
This learning program is designed for middle and high school students. Using the zig-zag cooperative learning model, students are introduced to the variety of career opportunities available within the museum setting. This experience provides students with a chance to discover the range of museum-oriented career opportunities while partaking in group discussions following the tour.
The museum - which is fully accessible - offers tours and hands-on art activities for individuals and students with visual impairment. Using a variety of methods, including touch tours and storytelling, docents create a unique experience for these students.