Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
When Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened on 11-11-11 , its new Education Department used FTC to guide its art research, training, and curriculum development for both inside art gallery viewing and outside trail exploration of art, nature, and architecture. Until 2017, Crystal Bridges created and used a simplified adaptation of the FTC Palette in their FTC Gallery Layout as well as FTC Trail Layout to train all their volunteer tour guides.
The David Owsley Museum of Art
The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University has used the FTC Palette as art object summaries for docent training and tour preparation since 2017. Museum education staff, including undergraduate student education. and program assistants, have researched nearly 80 objects from DOMA’s broad art collection spanning over 5,000 years of art from dozens of cultures with plans to create FTC art summaries of over 1,000 objects that are part of docents’ training to date.
University of Arizona Museum of Art
University of Arizona Museum of Art uses FTC to help viewers discover layers of meaning in art. The Art/Write program uses 17 art works from the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s permanent collection to inspire writing among high school aged students. Based on the FTC Palette, one of Art/Write worksheets is a visual organizer “Form, Theme, Context Map” designed to analyze how form, theme and context create meaning in a work of art.