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Teacher Resources

In addition to the programs offered to students through The Arts Council, Tuscaloosa, Northport, and The University of Alabama also have a wealth of information, activities, and services to offer local teachers in their quest for a well-rounded arts experience for their students. Opportunities range from museum tours and presentations to rehearsals and concerts, giving the younger audience a preview of the arts opportunities available to them in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama.

 

Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse

The new facility features 16 (14’ x 9’) murals located on the second floor and painted by artist Caleb O’Connor.  The subject matter includes depictions of the history and industrial growth of Tuscaloosa, North Alabama and the nation.  Judicial tours are also offered.  Tours can accommodate groups up to 50.  All ages.  Call 561-1670 for more information or to schedule a tour.


Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Intermezzo Concerts

Intermezzo Concerts bring sections of the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra into your venue.  Musical selections may be catered to your individual needs, such as supplementing curriculum, incorporating movement and other interactive elements.  Call 752-5515 or email tso@tsoonline.org for more information.  Visit website ›

UA School of Music

Option 1. UA large ensembles (orchestra, band, choir) will open dress rehearsals for students to gain an appreciation for many types of music and preparation of concerts.  Option 2. UA School of Music faculty, staff and/or music students (classical or jazz) share information about their career with short demonstrations in a one-hour presentation.    Days/times vary.  Contact Dr. Jane Weigel at 348-6741.  Visit website ›

Kentuck Art Museum

The nationally recognized Kentuck Art Center welcomes small school groups for prearranged tours and demonstrations with Kentuck resident artists for a fee. Students ages 6 and up. Call 205-758-1257 for information.  Visit website ›

Tuscaloosa Museum of Art - Home of the Westervelt Collection

Come enjoy one of the most breathtaking collections of fine art in America, nestled on the banks of the Black Warrior River.  The  Westervelt Collection embodies primitive, fine and decorative arts from around the world.  Experience history anew as you travel from the heart of the Americas to the Far East in original masterpieces.  Featuring such artists and artisans as: John Singer Sargent, George Luks, Edward Potthast, Andrew Wyeth, Jamie Wyeth, Edward Hicks, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, Basil Ede, Duncan Phyfe and Charles Lannieur.  Tours specifically geared to student groups include “Elementally Art,” which serves to give students an introduction to art terms, media and styles.  The second is “The American Spirit,” a survey of American art from the Colonial Period through Western Expansion and the Civil War. Call 205-562-5280 or email kthurman@westervelt.com or whawkins@westervelt.com for more information. Visit website ›

Japan Culture and Information Center

The Japan Culture and Information Center offers a variety of programs for small school groups.  For more information call 348-5311.  Visit website ›

Murphy African-American Museum

The Murphy African-American Museum offers innovative educational programs and changing exhibits that increase the knowledge of the accomplishments and contributions of local African-Americans in Tuscaloosa and the country as a whole.  Admission is free, and donations are accepted.  Call 758-2861 to schedule a tour. Visit website ›

Children's Hands-on Museum (CHOM)

CHOM offers a wide variety of educational opportunities and programs for students, preschool-6th grade.  Programs and resources expand the school curriculum and enrich cultural and social education.  Each visit is unique and participatory, and with teacher input, the museum staff will gear the visit toward class objectives.  Admission charged; Reservations are required.  Call CHOM at 349-4235 for information. Visit website ›

Alabama Museum of Natural History / Moundville Archaeological Park

Field trips to the Alabama Museum of Natural History are tailored to fit the needs of your group.  Call 348-9473 to schedule a tour.  The 320-acre Moundville Archaeological Park features the Jones Archaeological Museum, preserves 26 prehistoric, Mississippian-era Indian Mounds and presents the  Moundville Native American Heritage Days.  Included are traditional Plains-style dancing, storytelling, music, and craft demonstrations.  To schedule a tour, call (205)-371-2234. Visit Alabama Museum of Natural History website›
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Available teacher resources:

Tuscaloosa Federal Building and Courthouse

Tuscaloosa Symphony Intermezzo Concerts

UA School of Music

Kentuck Art Museum

Tuscaloosa Museum of Art - Home of the Westervelt Collection

Japan Culture and Information Center

Murphy African-American Museum

Children's Hands-On Museum

Alabama Museum of Natural History / Moundville Archaeological Park