The education department offers a wide range of gallery sessions for K-12 teachers and their students. In addition to the K-12 Grade Tour Program with age-appropriate tours and resource materials based on the state standards for art and/or social studies curricula, the education department provides customized thematic tours on all three floors of the museum. Teachers’ workshops, Family Days, and student exhibitions introduce audiences of all ages to issues and ideas reflected in masterworks from the museum’s permanent collection as well as special exhibitions and installations.
For more information, please see below, or contact the museum’s education department at (812) 855-1045.
Youth Programs & Exhibitions
The museum hosts Family Days and children’s workshops in conjunction with special exhibitions and events. Most youth programs are centered around the themes and art-making practices showcased in a special exhibition.
Every March the museum hosts the annual Youth Art Month Exhibition in collaboration with the K-6 art teachers from the Monroe County Community School Corporation.
The museum offers a range of materials—from web modules focusing on specific topics in art, to accompanying lesson plans and other resources—for educators to use in the classroom. Examples of these materials can be found on the Interact page.
The Eskenazi Museum of Art's Grade Tour Program
Kindergarten: Gallery Safari—Animals in Story and Art
First Grade: Exploring Art through Shape, Color, Line, and Texture
Second Grade: An Introduction to an Art Museum
Third Grade: Celebrating Communities
Fourth Grade: Thomas Hart Benton and the Indiana Murals
Fifth Grade: IU Eskenazi Museum of Art Pictures America
Sixth Grade: Images of World Culture—Western Civilization
Middle School: Images of World Culture—Asia, Africa, Ancient Americas, and the Pacific Islands
High School: Thematic Gallery Sessions for Teens