The Frost Art Museum's education programs, designed to nurture and increase each participant's knowledge of art, honor our mission to serve audiences of all ages, means and backgrounds, including the culturally diverse FIU community and residents of and visitors to South Florida. The Frost Art Museum develops a significant series of public programs in conjunction with the major exhibitions it borrows and organizes each year. In addition the Frost Art Museum offers tours of exhibitions and the Sculpture Park at FIU. For more information on education programs contact: 305.348.1808.
The Frost Art Museum amplifies the impact of its exhibitions with regionally unique and nationally recognized programs. The Frost Art Museum also aggressively seeks out and capitalizes on academic, administrative, and physical resources from every corner of FIU to develop programs for campus and community audiences.
These programs include Green Critics' Lecture Series, after-hours programs, family events, teacher workshops, and gallery talks. Targeted community outreach is paramount among the museum's efforts to continually identify, respond to, and court new audiences.
Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery
A centerpiece of the Frost Art Museum, the Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery & the Museum terrace, welcomes families, students, and guests with interactive activities, designed to educate and entertain. The Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery is an integral part of every visit to the Frost Art Museum. There are exhibits that are high-tech and low-tech; exhibits that allow for individual exploration and others that require group interaction; exhibits that encourage physical activity and others for quiet contemplation. In the Kenan-Flagler Family Discovery Gallery, visitors will be able to build a modern sculpture with large interlocking shapes, use a touch screen monitor to create a self-portrait, create patterns using the theory of positive and negative space, experience the printmaking process through a series of rubbings on low relief metal shapes, or collaborate with a friend on a drawing using a transparent easel. We hope to make the museum experience more enjoyable by engaging the viewerthrough providing information and posing questions that promote creative thinking and observation.
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Before Your Visit
Learn about The Museum before your visit.
The Frost Art Museum offers guided tours for groups of ten (10) or more, of the current exhibitions and the Sculpture Park. Tours are geared twards o the appropriate age level. Special tours may be designed around a particular theme or topic. To make a reservation please contact 305.348.1808 or click here to schedule a tour online. Reservations for guided tours must be made at least ten (10) days in advance.
A map for self-guided tours of the Sculpture Park is available at the Frost Art Museum during regular museum hours. The Sculpture Park is free and open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To learn about The Museum's current exhibitions visit our current exhibition page.
The Frost Art Museum's Podcast Series
The Frost Art Museum's Podcast Series allows anyone with an iTunes account (iTunes.com) to access these portable on-demand broadcasts on the Museum and its programming via a variety of mobile devices. iPods with updated podcast content are available at visitor services desk to borrow free of charge during your visit. If you are using your own iPod, you can download the podcasts here.
Schools and Teachers
M-DCPS Museum Educator Program
If you are an Art Educator with Miami-Dade Public Schools and would like to schedule a tour for your class, please contact Museum Educator, Allison Burrus at 305.469.2973. All tours scheduled through the Museum Educator may be eligible for free bus transportation from Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
The Frost Art Museum administers teacher workshops related to selected exhibitions in conjunction with Miami-Dade County Public and Private Schools and the Division of Life Skills. Workshop participants receive classroom resource materials including: educational packets, sample curriculum, slides/visuals, pre- and post-visit activities, as well as Master Plan points (MPP) towards re-certification. Each workshop consists of a full day training, beginning with a tour of the exhibition. The morning seminar, led by an area-teaching specialist, includes exhibition-related curriculum lessons in correlation to the Next Generation Standards. The afternoon seminar offers an opportunity to attain hands-on studio skills with the guidance of a local professional artist working in the media presented in the exhibition.
ArtWorks! Art Therapy
ArtWorks! is an educational outreach program that provides art education to children with Emotional-Behavioral Disorders (E/BD). Clinical art therapists have designed ArtWorks!, in collaboration with museum staff, in effort to help transform the lives of at-risk children through art. Student artwork created during art therapy sessions are exhibited at the Frost. Students and art educatorsare provided guided tours and workshops related to the subject. We plan to continue the program by applying for sponsorship and by collaborating with more community organizations that promote art as therapy.
Cultural Passports program
The Cultural Passport program is an innovative educational initiative designed to provide Miami-Dade County Public Schools students in grades K-12 with cultural field experiences. In partnership with South Florida’s finest cultural organizations and venues, this sequential program ensures equal access to arts and culture for every child, many of whom would not otherwise have this breadth of opportunities. No doubt, many of these young adults will become lifelong patrons of, and contributors to, the vibrant cultural community in South Florida.
Cultural experiences are far more meaningful when students see a strong link between the field experience and the instruction they are receiving in class. Through the cultural field experience and interdisciplinary classroom instruction, students make meaningful connections between the arts and non-arts disciplines while further developing literacy skills, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and improving their overall academic performance in all classes.
Cultural Passport is funded by the Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. through individual and corporate contributions, as well as grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Target, Pearson, Community Blood Centers of Florida, and the Kislak Family Fund. The program would not be possible without the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and generous in-kind contributions from M-DCPS’ cultural partners, many of whom are providing free and reduced-price admission to venues and events.