Daum Escape

Daum Escape, the museum’s fall outreach program, offers a museum experience to elementary and secondary students. This educational program began in 2004 and exposes students to contemporary art and provides teachers with information to assist them in incorporating arts education into their curricula. Thousands of students and teachers have participated in Daum Escape.

During Daum Escape, busloads of students and teachers are welcomed by docents who take small groups on tours of the current exhibitions. Students receive art-related information and education pieces about the exhibitions and Sedalia.

In advance of this event, the museum hosts the Daum Escape Professional Development and Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Practicum Day for classroom teachers. Teachers receive curriculum guides and hands-on activities to familiarize their students with the VTS process they will encounter at the museum.

VTS is an innovative, student-centered, and research-based teaching method that builds cognition through art, develops critical thinking skills, expands language literacy, and encourages students to look, think, and talk.

For more information, contact Vicki Weaver, curator of education, at (660) 596-7331 or victoriaweaver@daummuseum.org.

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Find out what a docent is and how you can volunteer to help with education programs at the Daum.

Daum Museum Building

View tour information and schedules and sign up online to take a free tour.

Faculty Lecture Daum Museum

Learn about community programs and events such as Artist Lectures, Sedalia Day, Jingle on the Green, and more.

Membership in the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art provides unique opportunities and sustains a lasting artistic legacy for future generations. Members receive exclusive invitations to exhibition previews and social events with featured artists to learn firsthand about their art and discuss art-making processes. Special discounts on museum publications and participation fees are also a benefit for members.

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