We are dedicated to helping K-12 teachers incorporate art into their curriculum and growing as professionals. We offer online curriculum resources, professional development workshops, and offer a variety of materials to borrow from our library.

Contact us with questions about how to use art in the classroom and what resources are available for check-out to educators in our library.

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Ninth-grade students using the world religions kits in class

Curriculum Resources

Find resources, lesson plans, and activities developed by our museum educators!

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Especially for Educators

Professional development workshops for K-12 educators.

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School Tours

Take your class to MAG and learn more about art and the world!

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Photography by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester


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The Memorial Art Gallery’s School Programs are sponsored by an anonymous foundation and ESL Charitable Foundation, with additional support from an anonymous donor, Peter J. Papadakos, and Jane Colangelo. Funding is also provided by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Additional support for School Programs is provided by the John C. and Elsa C. Beach and Eileen M. Sullivan Education Endowment, the Elizabeth Brayer Family Endowment, the Docent Endowment Fund, the Emma Jane Drury Education Fund, the MAG Education Endowment Fund, the Patricia S. Fishman Educational Endowment, the Joanna M. and Michael R. Grosodonia Fund, the Frank Grosso and Diane Holahan Grosso Fund, the Mary Sue Jack Endowed Fund, the Memorial Art Gallery Community Access Endowment, the Mary Ann Monley and William D. Rice Education Endowment, and the Josephine Tota Endowment.

The McPherson Director of Academic Programs is partially endowed by an anonymous donor and supported by the MAG Director of Education Fund and the Joan Feinbloom School Programming Fund. Support for the Estelle B. Goldman Museum Educators is provided by the Estate of Estelle B. Goldman.

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