Field Trips and Group Tours

Explore art and ideas with a Trout Museum of Art Field Trip or Group Tour! Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to experience TMA with guided discussion and engaging art projects.

To schedule a field trip experience, email Marci Hoffman a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

 

Plan Your Visit

Find out what is on exhibition at the Trout Museum of Art. Please note that some exhibitions may have sensitive content. Please contact TMA for details. Find in-person and virtual options below.

TMA is located at 111 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911. Three loading zones are nearby for easy drop-off and pick-up.

  • North of TMA on College Avenue
  • West of TMA on Appleton Street
  • East of TMA on Oneida Street

Questions to Discuss Before Your Visit

  • What does art mean to you?
  • What was the last thing you created or made?
  • What does art make you think?
  • What does art make you feel?

Here’s a peek at what you can expect in a virtual But, what is it? field trip!

In-Person Field Trip and Group Tour Options

18 people maximum per group (groups of 10 or more will be split into two smaller groups)

  • TMA Experience for pre-K, elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Tour the exhibition spaces with TMA’s Gallery Staff and then create your own piece of art taught by one of TMA’s Educators! All supplies included.
    • Pre-K, elementary, middle school, high school: $5 per person, minimum of $50 per group
    • College and adult groups: $10 per person, minimum of $100 per group
  • Self-led Sessions for college and adult groups. Tour the exhibition spaces with a docent or on your own, and reserve a space in the galleries for further group discussion about the collections lead by you or another member of your group. $5 per person, minimum of $50 per group

Virtual Field Trip and Group Tour Options

  • Virtual Exhibitions (FREE). For pre-k, elementary, middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Tour one of TMA’s exhibitions for free anytime from the comfort of your home or (virtual) classroom! Try out our exhibition-based curriculum, too!
  • But, What is it? ($5 per student, 1 to 1.5 hours). For middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Lead by local artist, Cristian Andersson, develop an understanding of artwork and form ways to think about, talk about, and appreciate modern and contemporary art – regardless if we “like” it or not. Take a closer look at the work of contemporary artists while examining the progressive timeline of Western art, and think about the context of why it may have been created. Develop ways to understand increasingly complex works. Bring questions and an open mind!
  • Art History & Appreciation ($5 per student, 1 to 1.5 hours). For middle school, high school, college, and adult groups. Lead by local artist, Cristian Andersson. When we view a piece of art, we may be seeing more than we are aware of. Personal histories, social contexts, advances in materials, how it responds to art that was made prior or is a contemporary of – these elements that can help us better understand the art that we love, are indifferent to, or are turned off from. Learning more about these elements may lead to a better appreciation of the art we have encountered. It may also give us some tools to better understand art that we have yet to witness.