Besides browsing our extensive Artist Index of collection images and essays, teachers can access online educational materials, and resources for planning a visit.
Classroom Resource Sheets
Made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council, these resources link twenty works from the AMAM's renowned permanent collection to the Ohio Academic Content Standards and Curriculum Connections for the classroom. Each resource sheet also gives background information on each work in the areas of visual analysis, artist biography, cultural and historic importance, and function/form and style. Click here to view the available resource sheets.
**NEW: Teacher Resource Packet - "Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance." In conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, this resource packet provides teachers and the general public with background information on important thematic and cultural areas explored in the show. The packet includes plenty of images and a glossary of key terms. For information on scheduling a tour of this exhibition, click here.
**NEW: Our Family Self-Guides are now available for download. These guides can be used in the galleries, so visitors (of all ages!) can discover the wide variety of works on display. Topics include: Food, Music, Health and Wellness, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Dragons, Mustaches, and Saints.
AMAM Cass Gilbert Building, 1917
AMAM Robert Venturi Building, 1977
AMAM Frank Lloyd Wright House, 1947-9
Arts of Asia in Reach
In August 2002, the Allen Memorial Art Museum received a $150,834 grant through the Asian Art/Educational Outreach Funding Initiative of The Freeman Foundation. This grant has enabled the museum to develop Asian art educational programming for public school children and teachers in grades K-12. Click here to visit the Arts of Asia webpage.
Exhibition Resource Packets
These resource packets were made especially for use by K-12 educators, and relate to current
exhibitions on display at the AMAM. They contain background information on the show, with a focus
on several works in each exhibition that can be included on guided tours of the AMAM galleries. Each
packet also contains web site links to online resource related to each show, ideas for curriculum connections, and the Ohio Academic Content Standards met by the study of each show.
"Starry Dome: Astronomy in Art and the Imagination"
"Engaging Spirits, Empowering Man: Sculpture of Central and West Africa"
Programming for Children
The Education Office at the Allen Memorial Art Museum goes to great lengths to provide children in our schools with the same quality of learning and exposure to the permanent collection that is extended to the college's faculty, staff and students. The museum offers a variety of programs, tours, and classroom based visits for local and regional school children. For more information on public programming for children, please see Community Programs.
Contact the Education Office at 440-775-8671 or email Jason Trimmer, Curator of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information or to schedule a visit.