The KMA as an Educational Resource
We offer students and teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in our exhibitions through inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities.
With more than 100 member schools and service organizations, the KMA Education Department is a rich resource for curriculum-based learning. We encourage collaboration to develop new ways of connecting visual observation to classroom objectives. Each new exhibition, part of a diverse schedule that explores ideas about art, culture, and society, affords a unique opportunity for the study of fine art, language arts, social studies, and the sciences.
On KMA visits your students will:
- Explore original art through close study and engaging discussion
- Develop visual, verbal, and critical thinking skills as they learn to “read” art
- Think about how art connects to their lives, their environment, and academic subjects such as language arts, social studies, math, and science
- Express ideas through hands-on activities
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Plan a Visit
Tours run Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am - 2:30pm. School programs are 60 to 90 minutes in length depending on the age of the students and the goals of the visit and include a hands-on activity. Group size is limited to 50, with one teacher or chaperone for every 15 students. You will receive a confirmation letter prior to your visit and suggested pre- and post-visit activities that will enable your class to get the most out of their Museum experience.
The KMA schedules 2 – 3 exhibitions over the course of each academic year. Plan your visits early. Contact the Education Department, (914) 232-9555 ext. 2985.
KMA educators lead an engaging, interactive discussion with students over Zoom, Google classroom or your preferred remote learning platform. Using high-quality exhibition images and open-ended, thought-provoking questions, students dive deep into the artworks from KMA's exhibtions. Developing observation skills, making connections between ideas, building vocabulary and exploring larger concepts are a few of the critical thinking skills practiced during a KMA virtual tour experience. Educator materials are also provided with lesson plans and activity suggestions for the classroom. Contact the Education Department, (914) 232-9555 ext. 2985 to discuss the specifics of your tour.
Talk To Us
We invite you to collaborate with us so we can tailor a school tour to meet your goals. Or consider extending your visit with one of our innovative Museum Education Programs.
$8 per student for non-member schools. Big Savings: Schools may participate in the School Membership program for $275 per academic year. This fee allows for an unlimited number of free visits during the school year. District-wide memberships may receive additional savings. BOCES, Arts in Education may cover the costs of the KMA fee. If the cost of a bus is preventing your class from visiting the Museum, a special Bus Fund based on need is now available. For more information, please contact the Curator of Education, 914-232-9555, ext. 2969.