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iona rozeal brown
A3 Blackface #69
Acrylic on mulberry paper
© the Artist

art + creative writings + judges = Writer’s Eye

WHAT WILL A TOUR BE  LIKE?
Tours are inquiry-based and involve a variety of activities designed to highlight relationships between the works designated for this year’s contest and writing. During the tour, participants and docents engage in discussion relating to connections between art and writing. For example, participants may write a poem, “flesh out” characters in a painting, develop dialogue between them, or discuss similarities and differences between artists’ and writers’ narrative treatments of various themes.  Participants are encouraged to use rich descriptive language. 

Tours are 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for writing and note-taking.  Groups will have the opportunity to see many, if not all, of the selected works, although there will not be time to discuss all of them. New this year, the Museum is offering a self-guided tour for educators who prefer to lead their own class tour. 

HOW TO BOOK A TOUR
To book a docent-led or self-guided tour, contact the Museum's Education Department at least two weeks in advance.  Call 434.243.2050 or email museumeducation@virginia.edu.

Tours are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, and on weekends.  All tours, including self-guided tours, must be scheduled in advance due to the number of groups in the galleries at any one time.

SOL REQUIREMENTS

The Writer's Eye is a writing program that meets some SOL requirements.  Please ask the Education Department for more details: 434.243.2050, or email museumeducation@virginia.edu.

• SELECTED ARTWORK
• WHAT IS THE WRITER’S EYE ?
• SELECTING A WORK OF ART
• ENTERING THE CONTEST
HOW TO BOOK A TOUR
SOL REQUIREMENTS
• PRIZES
• JUDGES