SPECIAL ADVISORY: For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the Yale University Art Gallery is closed to the public, including all Yale ID holders, until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

K–12 Educators

In accordance with Yale University’s current COVID-19 guidelines, the Gallery is not hosting in-person guided or self-guided group tours for the public.
Visits for School and Youth Groups

Expand your classroom to include the Gallery. Find ways to look closely at art, engage in conversations, and develop projects that encourage critical thinking. We can offer a limited number of digital sessions led by Wurtele Gallery Teachers, Yale graduate students who are trained as museum educators. Digital sessions focus on looking closely at a select number of artworks using high-resolution images. Sessions are based on the educational goals of the teacher and may incorporate interactive activities. To inquire about possibilities for virtual sessions, or for a discussion of how art can animate educational goals, contact yuag.education@yale.edu.

Professional Development Opportunities

The Gallery offers professional-development opportunities for teachers of all subject areas and grade levels who are interested in integrating art into their curricula. You are welcome to join our Teacher Leadership Program or design your own professional-development day or workshop. For more information, contact the Education Department at yuag.education@yale.edu.

Teacher Leadership Program

The Teacher Leadership Program has moved online. For more information and to register, contact the Education Department at yuag.education@yale.edu. In this program, teachers explore innovative ways to connect their curricula and interest in art with the Gallery’s collection. The Teacher Leadership Program is a free program that meets from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month throughout the academic year.

Teacher Workshops and Staff-Development Workshops

Teachers and administrators may contact the Education Department if they wish to organize a departmental, district, or personal professional-development day. We will work with you to connect the collection to your curriculum needs. Our workshops stress inquiry-based teaching, critical thinking, and visual-literacy skills.

After-School Programs and Classes

After-school programming is available to community groups, schools, and families that wish to come to the museum outside scheduled school hours. These programs are tailored to the interests of the group and can include a studio component. If you are interested in bringing a group, please fill out a registration form. If you are interested in developing a series of visits, please contact the Education Department at yuag.education@yale.edu.

Additional Resources for K–12 Educators


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