A Guide for Educators
The Albany Museum of Art has an exciting exhibition lineup this academic year and we encourage you to use the exhibits at the museum to supplement your curriculum. School programs at The Albany Museum of Art promote literacy and evidential reasoning, content knowledge and critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Below you will find links to activities that meet national and Georgia performance standards and are appropriate for pre-K and up. Teacher packets for each exhibit will be available. We believe that integrating arts into other subjects makes learning come alive.
We look forward to seeing you and your students this school year!
Director of Education and Public Programming
Prepare your students by visiting the Museum Manners page
Don’t forget we can tailor our programs to fit your needs.
Here are a few ideas:
*English teachers bring your students to practice Ekphrastic writing (writing in response to works of art!) in the galleries. Co-lead a writing workshop and host a reading at the end.
*History teachers don’t forget about the American historical sources hanging all over our Museum walls. Call us about an American History gallery talk or writing assignment for you students.
*Foreign language teachers, bring your students to discuss works of art in a second language. We can help you find references to your country of focus in our collection.
*Math Teachers, did you know that the golden ratio has long been used in the visual arts because it is the most aesthetically pleasing? Or that artists often lay out there works based on a series of 45 degree angles? Bring your students to see how math is used in this realistic application.
*Science Teachers, sculptures can be used to explain physics, photography exhibits can be used to talk about chemical reactions, and paintings can be used to discuss the natural world.