K-12 Educators

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

    Youth Programs

    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.

    Youth Exhibitions

    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.

  • Teachers’ Materials

    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

  • Educators’ Workshops

    The museum hosts educators’ workshops throughout the year. Pre-registration with confirmation is required; please contact Ed Maxedon, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Education, at gmaxedon@indiana.edu.

    All educators’ workshops are free.