Founded in 1992 as a response to the needs of a rural student population with limited exposure to museum-quality arts and crafts, the VanGo! Museum on Wheels has since grown into a valuable resource for the Central Pennsylvania region. The program gives students and community members an authentic art museum experience, while reinforcing existing curriculum and standards. The current VanGo! Museum on Wheels is a 31-foot Winnebago Sightseer with an onboard museum gallery. Visits include tours onboard the bus, group assemblies, and a hands-on activity. Exhibitions rotate on an annual basis.
Current Vango Exhibition
Special FX features over a dozen works by artists Amber Heaton, Luke Murphy, and Brian Wiggins which explore pattern, optical illusion, and the art of dazzlement. This exhibition will travel to schools and events throughout the region onboard the VanGo! Museum on Wheels through December 2019.
The exhibition explores a variety of topics including optical illusion, military history, pattern, jobs in museums, and geometry.
Scheduling The VAngo
Visits include tours onboard the VanGo, group assemblies, and a hands-on activity. The VanGo! can accommodate up to 15 visitors per tour group and up to 200 visitors in a single day (6 hours). We recommend that each tour group spends at least 15 minutes in the exhibition. The morning assembly is approximately 20 minutes and requires a screen and projector. Classrooms attend the VanGo in halves after the assembly and while one half joins a docent onboard the VanGo, the other half completes a hands-on activity inside the school. The halves switch halfway through their session.
The Susquehanna Art Museum charges host sites a fee for each visit. Pricing for on-site visits vary depending on the visitor’s location and the duration of the visit. A travel fee will be added to all visits, which is 2.5 times the number of miles traveled from the Susquehanna Art Museum.
One day (up to 6 hours, $100 per Hour) = $600
Each additional day = $475
Travel Fee = 2.5 x #mi. from SAM
Contact Ross Tyger, Director of the VanGo! Museum on Wheels, by emailing Rtyger@SusquehannaArtMuseum.org.