BY KENDRA WOOD, NCCU senior
Three thousand students and teachers have visited Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art in the past two years through the museum’s Bus Scholarship Program, which provides funding for schools across North Carolina to bring students to the museum and provides passes for them to return with two adults.
“It was something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I was finally able to budget for it,” said Juline Chevalier, curator of education at the Nasher. “We want the museum to be accessible for students, and with our economy, we know that money is an issue.”
Carroll Lowell, a Y.E. Smith Elementary teacher who took advantage of the program, said most of her students come from low-income families and might have a hard time making it to the museum on their own.
“They love getting out and seeing what’s out there,” she said. “They need these experiences, and most of them would never have them otherwise.”
Through the program, students are given guided tours that include focused discussions of art meeting N.C. Department of Public Instruction standards.
For more information or to apply for your class to receive the bus scholarship, email the museum’s education department at NasherEd@duke.edu, or call 919-684-8816.
Kendra, a senior mass communications major at NCCU, worked in the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs this summer as part of a Duke-NCCU communications internship program.