Education Overview

The Gallery offers a wide variety of programs and teaching resources designed to help Yale and community audiences engage with the museum’s diverse collection and special exhibitions. Visitors of all ages will find opportunities to learn about, enjoy, and be inspired by art and artists of the past and present.

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The Gallery draws upon a wide range of teaching staff for its educational programs. In addition to the professional educators and curators on staff, and the scholars and artists invited for special lectures and other events, Yale University undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of departments are specially trained to lead tours for children and adults. Graduate student Wurtele Gallery Teachers lead groups from elementary through high school on interactive tours that build skills and knowledge through close looking and discussion about works of art. Undergraduate Gallery Guides offer personalized, thematic Angles on Art tours for adult visitors throughout the academic year. Both undergraduate and graduate students provide highlights tours of our collection and exhibitions.

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Meet the Educators

Issa Lampe

Issa Lampe is the Bradley Senior Associate Curator of Academic Affairs in the Department of Education. Issa’s previous appointments include Associate Museum Director and Director of Education and Academic Affairs at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, in California; Senior Academic Officer at the Indiana University Art Museum, in Bloomington; and Assistant Professor of Art History at the American University, in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in art history from Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she specialized in 18th- and 19th-century French art and visual culture, and has published on the later history paintings of Jacques-Louis David. She has taught courses at Harvard University, the American University, Stanford University, and San Jose State University, in California. Issa engages with Yale’s academic community to envision new ways in which scholars from across campus might enhance their curricula by teaching directly from objects in the Gallery’s encyclopedic collection.

Jessica Sack

Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education, leads the development of the Gallery’s family programs and teaching resources for K–12 teachers and students. Prior to coming to Yale, she was the senior museum educator and coordinator of teacher services at the Brooklyn Museum. She is the author of teacher resource publications such as Picturing a Nation: Teaching with American Art and Material Culture. Jessica received an M.PHIL. in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography from Oxford University and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.

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