We are now accepting reservations for Guided Tours starting October 10th, 2018! Currently, the museum is undergoing renovations until that time and is unable to accommodate Guided tours.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art offers participatory tours that engage students with the arts and cultures of Asia by encouraging awareness, connections, and contributions from multiple voices and perspectives. Our experienced Museum Educators design tours that are unique to each school group based on their age, curricular needs, and curiosities. We are committed to providing quality, in-depth experiences that engage with 2-3 works of art.
- Maximum group size depends on your tour type.
- Tours are approximately one hour in length and offered Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00.
- Must be booked at least three weeks in advance.
- All tours (including Self-Guided) can only be reserved by submitting a form online and are not considered confirmed until you receive a confirmation form.
- Transit Scholarships are available to qualified Title 1 schools on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to apply for a Transit Scholarship, check the box on your reservation form to receive further application instructions.
- Unscheduled groups will only be accommodated if museum availability permits and will be offered a self-guided activity. Group size is limited to 60 and must maintain a 1:15 chaperone to student ratio.
- General inquiries can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art & Discovery (Maximum 60 students and lasts 60 minutes)
Interactive experiences that respond to the curiosity of each learner through creative conversation, intuitive insight, and close looking. Students may be introduced to various tools such as mindfulness practices, movements, storytelling, writing, and sketching to build and foster connections with Asian art and art history, the self, and others.
Art & Making (Maximum 30 students and lasts 90 minutes)
Combines hands-on art making experiences in our Pearl Art Studio with the Art and Discovery tour. Students will view and discuss a piece in our collection and create artwork inspired by the piece through material, concept, and play.
AP Art History (Maximum 45 students and lasts 90 minutes)
AP Art History tours connect works of art on view in the galleries with the AP image bank. Using interactive inquiry and conversation, these tours address the three big ideas presented in the AP Art History Curriculum Framework:
- Artists manipulate materials and ideas to create an aesthetic object, act, or event.
- Art making is shaped by tradition and change
- Interpretations of art are variable
Self-Guided (Maximum 60 students and lasts 60 minutes)
This tour offers flexible learning and access for your group. Use your own lesson plans or explore the exhibitions with a set of cards designed to guide you through engaging exercises with a work of art or object in each gallery. Self-Guided tours may be reserved Tuesday-Friday between 10:00 and 4:00 and are dependent on museum availability.
Monks and Mandalas Tours (Maximum 30 students and lasts 60 minutes)
The monks are back in town! We are welcoming back a much beloved group, the Tibetan monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery. Over the course of a week, these artists will painstakingly lay millions of grains of crushed marble to create a dul-tson-kyil-khor, which literally means “mandala of colored powders.” The monks spend hours meticulously creating these sand paintings using traditional metal funnels called chak-purs and metal rods. This year’s sand mandala is Green Tara, known as the ‘Mother of all Buddhas’ and regarded as the female manifestation of active compassion.
This guided tour includes a conversation around this sacred art form and its meaning and time to quietly observe the making of a mandala. Conclude your experience with a chance to work with a monk on a community mandala in our new art studio!
There are only a limited number of Monks and Mandalas tours and are only offered October 8th-12th at 10:00, 11:00 and 12:00.
Please note that touring Asian art and culture may involve discussion of customs, religions, and philosophies. The Crow Collection of Asian Art does not promote any particular belief or religion.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.