Questions and Prompts

Test your Knowledge and Learn along your Tour

 

Questions for Adults

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Rhythmic Illuminations (metal sculptures along 15th Street)

If each of these sculptures had a name, what would it be?

If they were alive, what type of personality or persona, would they each possess?

These sculptures illuminate at night! If you are viewing them during the day how do you think they might be different at night? If you are viewing them at night how do you think they would be different during the day?

Cox Building & Courtyard Theater

Can you identify what types of architectural features these buildings have?

Can you identify which time period each one is from?

Plano High School & Gym

Can you imagine what it would have been like to attend school here in the 1920’s?

What would that look, sound, feel or even smell like?

ArtCentre of Plano

Could you imagine living in this house 50, or even 100 years ago? How would that be different than if you lived there today?

How does this space “feel” knowing that all types of artists create their masterpieces on display here?

Can you imagine what types of art they might have shown?

DeBusk Sculpture & Art Through the Park

What type of metal do you think was used to make some of these statues?

Which one(s) is/are your favorites? Why?

W. Heron Mural

What are some of the first things (or objects) you notice in this mural? Do you notice others the longer you observe and admire the mural?

Do you feel this mural tells a complete story or are there missing pieces?

Douglass Mural “Tracks of our Past and Future”

Read the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass.

Does it change your perspective on Independence Day or Juneteenth?

L.A. David (& Old City) Cemetery

Can you spot any notable or familiar names here?

Who are they and what did they do?

Stimpson & Drake Park

Stimpson & Drake are familiar names in the Douglass Community as they were the first early African American settlers to the area.

Did you know however that there are no known photos of either of them in existence?

Discuss how that might feel, how would it feel being a descendent of theirs?

Interurban Railway Museum

What do you feel standing here and seeing the past and present represented together?

Can you imagine how having the railway here impacted the area?

Do you think Plano would still be as big today without it? Why or why not?

McCall Plaza

Imagine people watching here during a packed performance, who’s here?

If you could plan your own event for this space, what would it be?

Alien Rock

Why do you think this rock was placed here? Was it to commemorate a special occasion?

Echowave

Describe the color palette used in this art installation, how do the colors make you feel?

If you had a chance to listen to the audio accompaniment, did you learn anything fascinating or new that you didn’t know before?

Fire Station #1

What are your first impressions of Everyone Goes Home?

What emotions would you use to describe how this art makes you feel?

Vickery Park Mural

What do you think it would have been like to live during the time depicted in this mural?

How would you describe this artwork to someone who has never seen it?

Mule Sculpture & Haggard Park

Is there anything you find funny or visually interesting about the Mule sculpture?

Do you see the benefits to having this green space in Downtown Plano? Why or why not?


Plano Art Walk

Questions for Kids & Families

SUPPLIES & SUGGESTED: Some of these prompts ask that you have something to write or
draw with so a hard surface like a book or clipboard to write on is useful too!

DISCLAIMER: Parents may want to review these questions ahead of time, as some of them
deal with sensitive material. We trust that you will be able to decide the age appropriateness of each question for your child(ren)

 


Download the Printable Questions

You can either use the questions listed here, or download your own copy to print or view from your phone.

Rhythmic Illuminations (metal sculptures along 15th Street)

What do you think these sculptures are made of?

How does this sculpture make you feel?

Does this shape change as you view it from different angles?

If this sculpture could travel, where would it want to go?

If this sculpture could dance, what song would it dance to?

If these sculptures were real people, what do you think their personalities would be like? can you interpret it by drawing it?

Cox Theater & Courtyard Theater

Can you remember a time where you really enjoyed viewing or maybe participating in a recital, stage play, musical, concert or performance like many of the ones held in each of these Theaters? What do you remember?

Plano High School & Gym

Can you imagine what it would have been like to attend school here in the 1920’s? What would that look, sound, feel or even smell like?

ArtCentre of Plano

Can you imagine living in this house 50, or even 100 years ago? How would that be different than if you lived there today?

DeBusk Sculpture & Art Through the Park

What does it look like the two people in the (DeBusk) sculpture are doing? What emotions do they seem to be expressing?

W. Heron Mural

What symbols do you notice first in this mural? Which ones are your favorites?

Can you draw your own version of a “quadriptych” (a piece of artwork made of 4 panels or paintings?)

Douglass Mural “Tracks of our Past and Future”

It may be hard to imagine, but can you think of some of the struggles that a slave might have faced?

Can you imagine what it would have been like to be a freedman (a formerly enslaved person who has been released from slavery)?

How hard or easy do you think it would be to make a mosaic? Can you draw your own version of a mosaic?

L.A. David (& Old City) Cemetery

Most of us know that many people still are not treated fairly because of the color of their skin. Can you think back to a time when you were not treated fairly? How did that make you feel?

Imagine a time when you lose something or someone that you loved. How did you handle it?

Stimpson & Drake Park

How do you think it would feel to have a park named after/for you? Would you be proud?

Interurban Railway Museum

How do you get to work and school? How is that different than the railway?

What do you think this rail car carried? Why or why not?

McCall Plaza

How does listening to live music make you feel? Can you write a poem or draw a picture?

Allen Rock

Do you think it would be hard or easy to paint on a canvas such as a rock?

Echowave

If you had to write a story using each letter of your name, what would it say?

Fire Station #1

What message do you think that the artist is trying to convey (show) with the piece Everyone Goes Home?

Can you count how many Dalmation dogs there are? Can you draw a picture with the same number of items?

Vickery Park Mural

What is the story the artist is trying to tell with this mural? Do the people look happy?

If you had to guess, what time period do you think this is set in?

Mule Sculpture & Haggard Park

Does the Mule seem ‘real’? Why or why not?

Can you find the iron fly that is bothering the iron mule? Why do you think the artist included the fly?

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