K–12 Educators

Expand your classroom to include the Gallery. Find ways to look closely at art, engage in conversations, and develop projects that encourage critical thinking. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance; reservation acceptance is based on availability.

Guided and Self-Guided Visits for School and Youth Groups

Visits for School and Youth Groups

School and youth groups can explore the Gallery’s collections, buildings, and exhibitions on interactive visits, based on availability. Bring your class once or collaborate on a multi-visit program that connects the museum’s collection with your classroom curriculum. Guided visits are led by Wurtele Gallery Teachers, Yale graduate students who are trained as museum educators. Classroom teachers and group leaders are welcome to lead self-guided visits. Such visits stress critical thinking, observation skills, and creative evaluation through close examination and discussion of works of art and meet Connecticut Core Standards. All groups must register at least three weeks in advance. Groups who show proof of registration at the Information Desk will have priority in the galleries. Unregistered groups may be asked to return at a later time. This policy is designed to provide a meaningful learning experience for everyone and to ensure the safety and security of both museum visitors and art objects.

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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. In this program, teachers explore innovative ways to connect their curricula and interest in art with the Gallery’s collection. The free program is a free program 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, complete the registration form. If you are interested in developing a series of visits, contact the Education Department at yuag.education@yale.edu.


The Gallery welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its collections, buildings, programs, and services accessible to all audiences.

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