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Interact with our art

Make art come to life for your pre-K–12 students by booking a school visit or exploring our lesson plans. Or visit our Library, Archives, and Study Rooms to research art.

your class

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Lesson Plans & Tools
Explore lesson plans and other pre-K–12 classroom materials about the museum’s collection and exhibitions online or at the Wachovia Education Resource Center.
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Plan a Pre-K–12 Visit
Learn what to expect before, during, and after your visit. When you’re ready to book a school visit, call 215-684-7580 or complete this online form.
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Pre-K–12 School Tours 
See the tours and activities your pre-K–12 class can enjoy during a visit to the museum.
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Teacher Programs
Connect with other pre-K–12 teachers at our professional development workshops, designed for educators of all subjects and levels.
Learn about teacher workshops
View teacher events

Places to study

Interior view of the museum library
Closed until further notice
Perelman Building, 2nd floor
Explore publications dating from the 1400s to the present as well as related exhibitions. Or search our online catalog.
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Study Rooms
Closed until further notice
Perelman Building, 1st & 2nd floors
Research works from our collection by visiting our study rooms.
Visit Prints, Drawings & Photographs Study Room
Visit Costume & Textiles Study Room
Researchers in the museum archives
Closed until further notice
Perelman Building, 2nd floor
Our Archives preserves documents and artifacts that chronicle the museum’s history.
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Wachovia Education Resource Center
Closed until further notice
Perelman Building, 2nd floor
Teachers are always welcome for free. Get free training and materials for enhancing classroom lessons through the visual arts.

Expand your knowledge

Image of The Art of China publication
Get to know our collections and exhibitions by browsing our latest catalogues and handbooks.
Curator giving a talk in the galleries
Hear from folks in the know.
Conservator looking at an artwork through a microscope
Art Conservation
Read about our Conservation Department’s efforts to preserve the collection for future art lovers.
Detail of The Annunciation, 1898, by Henry Ossawa Tanner, W1899-1-1
Center for American Art
Explore grants, fellowships, and research resources available for the study of American art.

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Educator Discount
Educators, save $30 on a museum membership and get free admission and other perks. Join in person at the museum or call 215-684-7840. Full-time K–12 teacher or college faculty ID required.
Museum interns on a tour of the galleries
College Internships
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to gain experience at a major museum? Learn about our Museum Studies Internship Program.
Detail of Sunflowers, 1889, by Vincent van Gogh, 1963-116-19
Search Our Collection
Looking for a specific artwork in our collection? Search nearly 150,000 objects in our online database.