Arts - Language, Visual and Theatrical

George Eastman House

(Rochester, New York)

International Museum of Photography and Film. Units were developed alongside educators in history, language arts, and visual arts and employ photographs and other visual media, objects, and inquiry-based teaching methods.

Contact: e-mail 585-271-3361 ext. 217
Amon Carter Museum

(Fort Worth, Texas)

Interact between school and the museum's educators using inquiry-based teaching methods, learn about the museum's strong collection of American art.

Contact: Carter Museum 817-989-5030
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

Students of all ages. "Turning a Novel into a Play" is one popular program where students learn how to think and work together as theatrical collaborators.

Contact: Donna Rund, Education Coordinator 317-940-8052
Grace Museum

(Abilene, Texas)

"houses three museums in the historic Grace Hotel -- The Art Museum, The History Museum and The Children"s Museum." Their distance education program consists of a variety of content including "Journey to the Past" where students journey back in time to the 1900’s to 1950’s. The "Appreciating Art." program is an introduction to the art museum experience that provides young students the opportunity to learn about different types of art styles.

Contact: 325-673-4587
Guggenheim Museum New York

(New York, New York)

Program focuses on "Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. An educator guides students on an interactive tour of the museum’s landmark architecture focusing on how Wright’s concepts of form follows function and organic architecture have been integrated into the building’s plan."

Contact: email  212-423-3637
Indiana Repertory Theatre

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

grade 3 through college

"Programs that enrich classes in reading, English, history, psychology, sociology as well as theatre arts," such as You"re the Critic" and "Breaking Down Barriers."

Contact: Milicent Wright 317-916-4843 Kara Centofante 317-916-4842
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, California

More than 110,000 works of art, six buildings covering 636,000 square feet are used to show art from ancient times to the present. Programs focus on an aspect of the permanent collection or a special exhibition at the Museum.

Contact: Mary Lenihan, Distance Learning Coordinator 323-857-6512
Madame Walker Theatre Center

Indianapolis, Indiana

"Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 on a Delta, Louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into of the twentieth century"s most successful, self-made women entrepreneur." Students are engaged in this very dramatic storytelling event focusing on the life and times of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Great songs of Billie Holliday are interwoven into this historical presentation. Contact: Bruce Williams 317-236-2099
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts

Cape May, New Jersey,

On a Victorian estate built in 1879. through videoconferencing, students get an introduction to the Victorian lifestyle. Using different artifacts from various collections, museum educators’ point out the differences and similarities between life today and yesteryear. Join the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts in a virtual adventure soon.

Contact: Dr. Robert E. Heinly, Museum Education Coordinator 609-884-5404 Ext. 134
Museum of Modern Art

New York, New York

MOMA's educational approaches through a discussion of selected works from the Museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  Customized workshops available.
National Museum of American Art

Washington D.C

Contains the largest collection of American art in the world; part of the Smithsonian Institute. 

Contact: Sherwood Dowling, Head of Interactive Distance Learning 202-275-1596
Neuhaus Education Center


Founded in 1980, "provides a proven, multi sensory approach to teaching the basic language skills of reading, writing, and spelling to all students, including those with language-learning differences, especially dyslexia." Live video-conferencing makes professional development available to educators at off-site locations.

Contact: 713-664-7676
Newark Museum

Newark, New Jersey

"Distance learning programs that feature Language Arts and Social Studies taught through art and cultural objects. Through guided discussion of selected works of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries, students explore US history through the eyes of artists who painted and sculpted their impressions long ago."

Contact: e-mail 973-596-6558
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

There are introductory lessons such as "The Elements of Design" and a wide variety of advanced lessons such as "The African American Artist" or "The Impressionist Era."

Contact: Candance LeClaire, Distance Learning Coordinator 515-684-7584
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Rutgers, NJ

"D"Arts - Distance Learning in the Arts", programs available in categories of Visual Arts in Diverse Curricular Contexts and Sources for Drama.

Contact: Noreen Scott Garrity 856-225-6350
Schenectady Museum

Schenectady, New York

"The ‘THING That Changed the World’ is a live, interactive program that explores how electrification of the home changed family life, and stimulated the industrial revolution and rise in consumerism during the early 1900s. In a lively Q&A format with a Museum educator, students discover the science and evolution of a simple, household electrical appliance by exploring Museum objects and primary source documents such as factory photographs and advertisements."

Contact the Education Department 518-382-7890 ext. 224
Shakespeare Globe Theatre

London, England

"Students around the world are able to gain insights into the playing conditions of the Elizabethan playhouse and how they affect our understanding of Shakespeare’s plays through online conferences with actors, directors, designers and other theatre professionals."

Contact: Ian Crawford (44) (0)20 7902 1437 F: (44) (0)20 7902 1401
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington, DC.

Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum by videoconference free of charge, for students from kindergarten through college.  Museum docents lead the study of U.S. history and culture using or extensive holdings of American art.  Content corresponds to national education standards, and tours can be tailored to match a teacher"s specific objectives.

Contact: Colleen Brown 202-275-1693
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Located in 4 areas of Pennsylvania

"The Museum also offers supplemental education services in the form of videoconferencing.  The videoconferencing package includes four one-hour interactive, art history-enriched presentations followed by a hands-on classroom project.  The programs allow curators, artists, and educators to meet with students to explor art, history, aesthetics and culture through the Museum of Art"s collections and exhibitions."

Contact: Barbara J. Hollander, Museum/School Coordinator 814-946-0436
Walden Theatre

Louisville, Kentucky

"Grow and develop through a serious and professional study of theatre."  Programs include "Shakespeare in Action" and "The Mysteries of Greek Theatre."

Contact: Dan Welch, Education Coordinator 502-589-0084