The Addison Gallery’s Education Department works closely with school groups from surrounding areas and further afield to promote the integration of visual education across school disciplines. We encourage and support teachers in employing multiple languages of instruction and comprehension, using the interpretation and creation of art to deepen classroom themes and curricula, and applying the museum practices of collecting and curating to connect students and schools to their communities.
While we encourage and support the use of the galleries and genuine art objects and work closely with teachers to make connections between the Addison’s exhibitions and classroom curriculum, we also foster and help facilitate long-term, multidisciplinary projects with educators of all grades and subjects. Often inspired by a museum visit, works from the collection, or an artist-in-residence, projects can range from days to months and are collaborative, integrative, and often community-oriented. For samples of past projects and inspiration for future projects and collaborations, please visit our Projects page.
Visits to the Addison, professional development for teachers and administrators, project and curriculum planning, and Teacher Guides to museum themes, are offered completely free of charge.