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Educational Programs

A guide to art museums with websites designed to be entertaining and educational for students. Fun and games, art interpretation, lesson plans, etc.

Compiled by Joseph Phelan

U.S. Art Museums

Alaska State Museums, Juneau, Alaska
Quilts of Alaska exhibit resource materials

Albany Institute of History and Art, New York
Teacher resources in these areas: Ancient Egypt, Colonial Albany, Facing Portraits and the Hudson River School.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
ARTStart Education Programs

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Artgames: Fun activities for kids

Amarillo Museum of Art, Texas
Teacher's Choice: variety of lesson plans

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Brain Food

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe
Information about offline educational programs

Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Student and Teacher Programs

Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami
PDF File: Sculpture Adventures in Metal and Stone

Art Museum of South East Beaumont, Texas

Asia Society, New York

Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, Indiana
Materials for the Classroom

Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Matisse for Kids

Berkeley Art Museum, California
online guide for kids

Berkeley Art Museum, California
Resources for Teachers

Boise Art Museum, Idaho
Pre-Tour Art Packs

Brigham Young Universty Museum, Provo, Utah
Lesson plans and education resources

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
Learning Center

Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Odyssey Online (teacher plans and middle and elementary school student site for critical thinking and understanding museum objects)

Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, Tuscon
Education Department: educator's resources to help people understand, appreciate, and gain new perspectives on photography

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Education & Events

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Fun for Kids Online

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
A Resource for Glass: Art, History, Science, Literature, Social Studies, Technology

Dayton Art Institute, Ohio

Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Wacky Kids

Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, Illinois
Educational and Public Programs

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

Fleischer Museum of American and Russian Impressionism, Scottsdale, Arizona
cyber gallery for kids

Frick Collection, New York
Education/Special Programs

Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Kids Fun Page

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
online activities for kids

International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, Kentucky

Irvine Museum, California
online activities for kids

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Long Island City, New York
Curriculum Guide for Educators

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio
A Visual Dictionary of Fashion

Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois

Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans
School Programming

Madison Art Center, Wisconsin

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis
Education & Outreach

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut
Interactive Games

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
Teacher Resource Center for Visual Arts

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Educational Resources

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Explore and Learn

MexicArt Museum, Austin, Texas

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Museo de las Américas, Denver, Colorado

Museum for African Art, New York
Educational Programs

Museum of American Studies at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Several detailed educational exhibits

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Modern Art, New York
Art Safari

Museum of the City of New York

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Teaching Resources: Online Programs

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

National Statuary Hall, Washington D.C.

Navy Art Collection, Washington D.C.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Echoes of Eternity

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut
Art for Kids

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Visible Knowledge Program

Newark Museum, New Jersey
Picturing America

New-York Historical Society, New York

Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Teacher's Resources

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington

Oakland Museum of California
online activities for kids

Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago, Illinois
Education Programs

Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University, University Park
for kids

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
online exhibit of artists sketchbooks

Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
kids page

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
online interactives

Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Corning, New York
Art Trail interpretative PDF guide to the museum's website

Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
online lesson plans for Slavery in the Young Nation etc

Salvador Dalí Museum, , St. Petersburg, Florida
lesson plans

San Diego Museum of Art, California
Some Wonderful Things Inside provides an Encyclopedia on Art geared to the Collection

Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Teacher resources and online exhibitions

SFMOMA, San Francisco, California

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Educational Program

Silicon Valley Virtual Art Museum

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, Illinois

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Art Interactive

Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Sackler/Freer Galleries of Asian Art, Washington D.C.
Online teaching guides

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale
Museum Explorers

Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, Lawrence
Educational Resources

Springfield Museum of Art Learning Center, Ohio
online courses in drawing, cartooning & airbrushing

Springville Museum of Art, Utah
Education Program

Strong Museum, Rochester, New York
Just for Kids

Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
Teachers Web & Kids Web

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville
Children's Corner

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee

UCLA Hammer Museum, California

University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology + Anthropology, Philadelphia

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Resources for teachers and students

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Education + Community Programs

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Doceo: Inquiry + Art + Education

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Woodcock Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri

Worcester Museum of Art, Massachusetts
Bridges to Art is an educational resource that unites art images with important research materials

International Art Museums

British Museum, London
Children's Compass: Illustrating world cultures

The rest of the international listings will be coming in March 2002...