A Small Group of Visitors Takes a Tour of the Galleries During the Exhibition Southern Exposure

Make your visit to MOCA one to remember

MOCA Jacksonville supports art education through quality programs for schools and community organizations.

The Museum offers tours for pre-K through high school and adults. Led by professional Museum educators, MOCA Jacksonville’s multifaceted tour program emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills and fosters an appreciation of modern and contemporary art. Works of contemporary art are often meant to present viewers with questions. MOCA tours incorporate inquiry-based learning, a process in which viewers are encouraged to generate knowledge through a dynamic exchange of information.

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School Tours

  • Each paid school tour is ninety minutes long. During this time, students join an educator-led gallery tour of Project Atrium, the Permanent Collection, and seasonal exhibitions; participate in a hands-on, grade-specific art activity; and spend time in our interactive Art Explorium.
  • Admission is $9 per student.
  • One chaperone per ten students is required and admitted free; each additional chaperone is $9.
  • A maximum of sixty students is allowed per tour time, with a ten-student minimum.

School Tour Curriculum

MOCA Jacksonville provides the following, grade-specific tours:

PRE-SCHOOL: LINE AND COLOR

Focusing on the artwork displayed in MOCA Jacksonville’s galleries, children discover these elements of art through discussion and participation in interactive activities, each designed to enhance the experience and understanding of contemporary art.

KINDERGARTEN: PICTURING PEOPLE

Explore MOCA Jacksonville’s contemporary portraits. Some look like photographs, while others, such as Pablo Picasso’s Imaginary Portraits, are abstract, depicted with extra eyes and misplaced features. Children love viewing and learning about these spectacular contemporary portraits.

FIRST GRADE: THE SHAPE OF THINGS

This tour examines objects that illustrate organic and geometric shapes. Students expand their understanding of the elements and principles of art and design such as line, form, color, texture, and shape. Learn how contemporary artists challenge boundaries defined by the principles of art and design.

SECOND GRADE: MATERIALS IN ART

Students discuss the benefits of using different materials and participate in hands-on activities exploring various art-making supplies. Students explore a variety of mediums while creating mixed-media works of art.

THIRD GRADE: COLOR AND LANGUAGE

Examine and explore the emotions and meanings behind various colors in artworks and develop a more extensive color vocabulary through expressing temperature, value, and hue.

FOURTH GRADE: READ, WRITE, AND DRAW

Investigate the various methods of communication by relating visual and written forms of expression. Students compare and contrast various elements of art by analyzing color, motion, size, and materials to gain an understanding of the artists’ intentions and aesthetic decisions.

FIFTH GRADE: SCIENCE AND MATH IN ART

From mosaics to pixels, from the printing press to photography, artists have always incorporated scientific thinking and mathematical methods in their creative processes. Students learn the various scientific techniques used to create certain works of art.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: IS THIS ART? NONTRADITIONAL ART

Gain knowledge about contemporary art movements and discover important concepts and influences that generate new mediums and artistic processes. Students learn how to render a still life subject in three different styles of art.

HIGH SCHOOL: DISCOVERING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

MOCA Jacksonville engages high school students by encouraging self-exploration, personal involvement, and interaction between viewers and artworks. By studying works from the Permanent Collection and featured exhibitions, students are presented with cutting-edge contemporary art and its diverse viewpoints.

STEAM PASSPORT PARTICIPANTS

We look forward to working with you this year. We will contact with you about your pre-scheduled tour as we work with Duval County Public Schools to serve you and your students.

Adult Tours

MOCA Jacksonville offers in-depth tours that explore the many facets of contemporary art. Led by professional museum educators, these tours allow groups to examine, critique, and understand the Museum’s Permanent Collection and featured exhibitions in great detail. Adult tours are $10 per person with a minimum of ten participants.

College Students

Teacher-led student group tours are FREE with advance reservation Tuesday-Friday 1:30–4 p.m. University of North Florida students are free with current ID.


Hello There

Staff Profile Kiersten Lampe

Kiersten Lampe

Tour and Camp Program Coordinator

Kiersten Lampe graduated in 2014 from the University of Florida where she received her bachelor's degree in art history. Prior to working at MOCA Jacksonville, she served as the learning and engagement assistant at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she developed and facilitated educational programs for children and families. Lampe moved back to Florida and began working at MOCA in 2015 as the outreach coordinator. She coordinates and supervises MOCA's winter, spring, and summer Art Camp. Lampe also serves as a Museum educator for family and children's programming.