teachers & students
Art is a powerful foundation for education and understanding
Let us help you meet your educational goals
The Albany Museum of Art has an exciting exhibition lineup for the 2022-23 academic year. We encourage you to use the exhibits 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.
We believe that integrating the arts into other subjects makes learning come alive. We also have adjusted our offerings to fit the needs of the community so that all can benefit from our exhibitions in a safe and fun way. We are offering virtual field trips for schools that are not gathering, as well as in-person trips for those that are.
Field trips, including art activities and gallery tours, are free to schools and organizations.
Our provided activities and lessons meet national and Georgia performance standards, and are appropriate for pre-K and up.
You may download current curricula and pre-visit activities by going HERE or to Field Trip Packets below and selecting the exhibition and the age group of your students.
We can tailor our collection to your needs. Here are a few ideas:
- English teachers, bring your students to practice Ekphratic 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 a writing assignment for your 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 most aesthetically pleasing? Or that artists often lay out their 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.
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS
Get information for school field trips for 2nd graders, K-5th graders, middle and high school students, and college students by clicking below on Field Trip Packets and downloading the packet that is applicable to your group.