Muhammad Ali Center Field Trips
Corita Kent: Heroes and Sheroes
October 11 – December 29, 2019
Muhammad Ali Center
Corita Kent, formerly Sister Mary Corita, was an artist and teacher with an innovative approach to design, education, and messaging. By the 1960’s, her vibrant serigraphs were drawing attention for their thought-provoking and prevailing topics, combining art with social activism. Corita’s work reflected her concerns about poverty, racism, and war, and her messages of peace, hope, and social justice continue to resonate with audiences today. The Ali Center will host a compilation of Corita’s work from 1969, all of which showcase artwork of her hope during a time of our country’s turmoil. The exhibition will open to the public on Friday, October 11th and be on display until December 29th. Entry to the exhibition will be included in the general admission price.
Guided Tours for Students
Throughout history, artists, like Corita Kent, have used their work to spread messages about important issues. Eye-catching artworks can help start a dialogue about social justice, as well as raise awareness for political causes, social issues, and community-building. Through our guided tour experience, students will have the opportunity to create their own artwork for social change. Following a tour of the Center’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, Ali Center Educators will lead a guided discussion that will help students to discover causes and social issues that are near and dear to them and how, as engaged citizens, they can make a difference. Students will be challenged to reflect on how they can visually represent and support their cause through art and design. Using words, phrases, quotes, images, and their own imaginations, each student will create a collage that demonstrates what they have learned and communicates their unique perspectives and viewpoints on the world.
“Doing and making are acts of hope, and as that hope grows, we stop feeling overwhelmed by the troubles of the world. We remember that we—as individuals and groups—can do something about those troubles.” ̴ Corita Kent
 Teachers are encouraged to utilize this collage as an artifact to support students’ Digital Backpacks.
CURRICULUM-BASED GUIDED TOURS
These interactive field trip experiences are aligned with Kentucky and Indiana Core Content Standards and are developed for specific grade levels. During a visit, groups will receive 45 to 60 minutes of classroom instruction and 60 minutes of activities and exploration of the Muhammad Ali Center’s exhibits. In addition, we offer pre- and post-visit lessons and teacher resources.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. (Please note that school trips must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.)
Champions Aren’t Made In Gyms: Tour Program for Sports Teams & Athletes
What makes a champion? Are champions defined by success on the field, court, or ring? Or are champions distinguished by something much greater?
During this experience, sports teams will take a motivational journey through the life and legacy of the Greatest of All Time, Muhammad Ali. Student athletes will leave inspired to strive for personal greatness both on the field and as leaders in their communities.
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Our self-guided visits include a structured 15-minute introduction with an education staff member. That introduction includes information about Muhammad Ali and his legacy.
- $7 per student (K-12) for Curriculum-Based Tours
- $6 per student (K-12) for Self-Guided Tours
- $7 per student for college students
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS AND CHAPERONES
- Please schedule three weeks in advance.
- We suggest that you allow approximately two hours for your visit.
- Please download and print the document Field Trip Policies and Procedures for Teachers and Chaperones and distribute prior to your visit. Helping chaperones know what to expect prior to the visit is essential for the overall experience of the children.
- The Muhammad Ali Center welcomes home school groups.
- We require a 6:1 student/chaperone ratio for all school groups. Adult chaperones will be admitted free at a six to one ratio. Additional chaperones are welcome and will receive the $10.00 per person group rate.
Comments from Teachers
“Our Trip was a success!! Our students truly enjoyed the Ali Center! I can speak for them it will change how they look at Life. They are inspired to use his six core principles next year in our Student Council Goals to make a change in our community! We will be back next year 🙂 We Thank you so much! Awesome set up...Educational to the Max! Muhammad Ali is truly a good role model turning disappointed in to a winning experience in Life! For us to love all people and meet them were they are at in Life!!!”
“I have brought my World Religions classes to the Center for about 5 years. It is a great experience for these students to learn about Islam while discovering the value of empathy.”
To schedule a school tour or for more information, please contact our Tours Department:
Each school group is required to fill out the Youth Group Interest Form prior to visiting.