Fine Arts

Burritt and His "Green" Home
Burritt on the Mountain
B-01  |  
Dr. Burritt was ahead of his time. His home has many features unique to his day. The wheat straw bale insulation he used is recommended for green buildings today. Even the shape of the house is unique. Learn about the myths of snakes in the walls and dragons in the dining room. Take a tour of the historic park buildings to see how settlers of the past designed structures to take advantage of solar heat and wind power.
Length of Course: 1-1/2 hours Grades: 4-12
Castles of Cumberland
Burritt on the Mountain
B-02  |  
Visit some early American “castles” of the Cumberland region. These log structures dominated the region’s early rural landscapes. Explore four different styles of cabins and other types of structures. All houses in the historic park are furnished with authentic relics and reproductions.
Length of Course: 1 hour Grades: 4-12
Interactive Docent-Led Tour
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-01  |  
Taking a tour with a trained docent enhances the museum experience. A docent encourages students to ask and answer questions about the art on view. Docents provide a great deal of background about the artist, the works and the artistic movement to which the art belongs. By helping the student to observe, compare and interpret, the docent provides students the tools to evaluate art on their own. Groups of ten or more may schedule a docent-led tour with two weeks notice.
Length of Course: 1 hour
Lectures, Gallery Walks
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-02  |  
Many programs are offered by the Huntsville Museum of Art throughout the year. These programs include gallery walks in which students join an artist for a tour of his/her works currently on view in one of the galleries. Often there are slide lectures presented in the Museum’s Great Hall by artists, museum curators, educators, art collectors and art historians to enhance the enjoyment of exhibitions currently on view.
Length of Course: 1 hour
Museum Academy Classes
Huntsville Museum of Art
MA-03  |  
The Museum offers a wide selection of classes and workshops in two spacious classrooms overlooking Big Spring International Park. Students may select from classes in oil painting, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture and ceramics. There are preschool classes, after school classes, Saturday classes, art for home schooled students, as well as classes for high school students.
Length of Course: Varies depending on class
The Underground Railroad
Burritt on the Mountain
B-03  |  
The Underground Railroad had no tracks or train cars, but it moved thousands of slaves from the South to the North. Learn why people traveled on the Underground Railroad and where they went. Students will experience following the helpful clues from one “safe” house to the next. Hear the music from this era as you reenact this real-life adventure with your class. The size limit for this trip is 40 students.
Length of Course: 1-1/2 hours Grades: 4-12

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau    500 Church Street Suite One, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 551-2230 | 1-866-ESC2HSV | Fax: (256) 551-2324

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