As part of the Building a Masterpiece exhibition, the Museum is holding a photo contest of images of the Quadracci Pavilion. Have your class hold their own photo contest as a way to look more closely at architecture. Supply them with digital cameras or have them use the cameras in their cell phones to take creative pictures of the building during their field trip. Before the trip, have them look at the contest’s Flickr site for inspiration. Encourage them to zoom up close or get far away for unusual views of the building. If you are taking a docent-guided tour of the exhibition, remember to plan for extra time before or after the tour so that your class can focus while being guided through the exhibition.
Back in the classroom, download the students’ photos or have students email their pictures to you; display them in a PowerPoint or print them out and hang them on the wall. The class can vote on their top three photographs—or have school administrators be the judges.
The Museum would be happy to supply Family Passes as prizes for your class contest. Email email@example.com if interested.