Types of Tours

Preschool tours, which focus on line, color and shapes using looking games. A visit to the Pearson Lakes Art Center’s ART SMART interactive gallery is included.

Tours

Maximum group size: 30 Students
(30 – 45 Minutes)

1st through 5th grades. A beginner tour that introduces young minds to the elements of art (color, line, shape, texture, value, space). This tour will explore specific works of art and relate them to how artists use the elements of art in the creative process. Students will also visit the Pearson Lakes Art Center’s ART SMART interactive gallery.

Tours

Maximum group size: 30 Students
(30 – 50 Minutes)

Grade appropriate tours of the Permanent Collections and the Pearson Lakes Art Center’s ART SMART interactive gallery. Tours can be arranged for special exhibitions that accommodate specific curriculum topics (mediums, artists, art movement) or can be designed to look at the elements of art (color, line, shape, texture, value, space) and design (balance, rhythm, pattern, emphasis, unity, proportion).

Tours

Maximum group size: 30 Students
(30 – 60 Minutes)

Guided or self guided tours of the Permanent Collections or special exhibitions can be arranged. The Pearson Lakes Art Center staff can suggest exhibitions and works of art appropriate to class needs and/or interests.

Tours

Maximum group size: 60 Students
(45 – 60 Minutes)

Available to children and adults. An overall tour of the art center and its functions including the ART SMART interactive gallery, Pomerantz Hall, Pearson Art Gallery and the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. The Pearson Lakes Art Center classrooms and studios will also be included.

Tours

(60 Minutes)

 

The Pearson Lakes Art Center has many trained volunteer docents. Call during our regular office hours to schedule a tour for your group.

 

General Info

  • Tours are conducted by volunteer docents (gallery guides) or Pearson Lakes Art Center staff.
  • Tours should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
  • Large groups will be divided into smaller sections. For school groups, one adult is required for every 10 students.
  • There is no charge for gallery tours. However, donations are appreciated. A nominal fee will be charged for requested demonstrations, programs or for pre-arranged, hands-on art experiences.
  • Groups wishing to visit on their own are urged to call in advance to guarantee gallery time will be available.
  • The Pearson Lakes Art Center is handicap accessible.
  • The museum does not have a lunchroom facility.

How to Schedule

Call the Education Director, Holly Zinn at 712-332-7013 ext. 101 or email holly@lakesart.org. Please try to give three weeks advance notice for all tours and consider at least one alternate date for your visit. If there is a specific exhibition you would like to visit, please mention it when calling. An exhibition schedule is available upon request.

Tour Hours

Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Off-hour tours arranged upon request, all dates are subject to availability.

Buses and Parking

Buses can pull straight into the Pearson Lakes Art Center’s Parking Lot and park where space is available. A Lakes Art Center volunteer docent will meet your group at the front entrance.

Before You Visit

At least one week prior, please notify the Education Director as to the number of participants you are expecting and any final details.