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Pre- and Post-Visit Curriculum Materials

Download interdisciplinary activities and lesson plans that will help you prepare your students for their museum visit. Our materials contain information and activities on works of art from the Michener’s permanent collection and special exhibitions for both classroom use and during your visit. All museum activities and lessons meet with State, National and Common Core Standards. Activities and lessons are available by grade level: preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.

Download these materials that correspond to grade level or ones that correspond to our school visit programs by visiting Learn with the Michener.

Curriculum Binders

The museum provides more in-depth curriculum binders for special exhibitions and collections. Download them from our website, Learn with the Michener, on our Classroom Connections Page.

Teaching Posters for Your Classroom

Reproductions featuring works from the museum’s permanent collection are available for rental in your classroom. Posters can be rented up to a three-month period, at a $10/month rental rate. Materials on the artwork, the artist, and activity sheets are available at time of rental. Learn more about our available posters.

Family Guides

Download one of our Michener family guides to use during your next museum visit. These guides engage young people and adults while exploring the Michener Art Museum and its galleries. They will help art lovers of any age to better understand the paintings and sculptures in our permanent collections. Although the guides were originally designed for families, teachers and homeschooling parents will also find them useful while planning a trip to the Michener Art Museum. Fill out the evaluation form to receive one free general admission pass for your return visit to the museum, or share the pass with a friend! Visit our Learning Resources Pages on Learn with the Michener to download them.

ACCESSARTS Educational Kits

ACCESSARTS includes educational kits developed to fit the needs of the visually impaired student mainstreamed in the classroom. Combining audio and visual aids, these kits introduce areas of the Michener Art Museum’s collection. For more information, please call 215.340.9800 ext. 124 or e-mail Melissa Easton Sandquist.


Art Research and Reference Library

The Michener Art Museum preserves and maintains an extensive archive that documents the work of regional artists both past and present. The library consists of over 20,000 items including artists’ biographies, exhibition catalogues, press materials, reviews, books and videotapes. Please call 215.340.9800, ext. 150 or e-mail bbond@michenerartmuseum.org for more information.


Online Resources

Online resources for you and your students on exhibitions, collections and education materials are available for you to help with your curriculum needs.

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