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Pre-K-12 Educators

As a teaching museum, we are committed to finding innovative approaches to teaching and learning through art, making connections across disciplines, and building literacy strategies. We invite you to explore art with us, express your ideas and creativity, and consider the connections between art and our lives.

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Booking Your Visit

Everything you need to know before you come to the museum.

Guided Visits for High School and Middle School Groups

High school groups build visual literacy skills through close looking and critical exploration of a selection of artworks with WCMA Gallery Guides.

Self-Guided Visits

School groups of all ages are invited to explore the artworks on view.


Booking Your Visit

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All programs are free but reservations are required for guided tours, self-guided visits, and workshops due to limited space. Please contact us at least three weeks in advance. We can reimburse your school for transportation costs up to $125 per visit for a total of seven trips per year. We are happy to help you plan the details of your visit. Call Rachel Heisler at (413) 597-2038 or email.

Check out our visit page for hours, directions, parking, and museum policies.

 


Guided Visits for High School and Middle School Groups

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High school groups build visual literacy skills through close looking and critical exploration of a selection of artworks with WCMA Gallery Guides. Gallery Guides are Williams undergraduates from diverse disciplines who hone their ability to engage people of various backgrounds and learning styles with artworks. During 60-minute class visits the Guides author an energetic, off kilter take on WCMA’s collection, suggesting unexpected viewpoints through which students can discover, decode and unpack visual artworks. If you are interested in scheduling a guided visit please call Rachel Heisler at (413) 597-2038 or email.

 

Self-Guided Visits

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School groups of all ages are invited to visit our galleries and explore the artworks on view. Reservations are required. Limited to 20 students, with one chaperone for every 10 students. Please plan on dividing your class into small groups, informing students about gallery rules, and discussing artwork with your students. If you are interested in scheduling a self-guided visit please call Rachel Heisler at (413) 597-2038 or email.

 

Curriculum Resources

Explore the entire museum collection online or select an area of focus with our online education modules, which combine high-quality images of art objects with accessible background information, discussion questions, and hands-on activity suggestions. Current education modules include:

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Mass Cultural CouncilEducation programs at the Williams College Museum of Art are made possible by the Eugénie Prendergast Trust. Additional support comes from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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