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Looking to Learn

Learning With Visual Arts: Grades 4-12

Committed to excellence in art museum/gallery education, the Looking to Learn program uses contemporary art as a gateway to understanding the creative process and inspiring imagination in your students.

A major renovation and transformative revitalization of the Galleries will take place between summer 2018 and fall 2019. While there will be no exhibitions in the Galleries on view during this period, Looking to Learn will explore other MassArt campus galleries, studio art practices and art making through the two-visit model.

Join us in offering your students a quality and accessible experience!


  • critical looking, questioning and reflection
  • exposure to studio art practices
  • collaborative participation
  • out-of-school learning opportunities with visual arts

Program Design

Visit 1: Orientation — 1 hour in your classroom
Educators from MassArt visit your classroom to introduce students to the College, the MassArt Art Museum and the featured exhibition(s). Using visual materials, educators introduce key concepts and ideas to prepare students for their follow-up visit to MassArt.

Visit 2: Gallery visit — 1.5 hours at MassArt
During this interactive guided visit to MassArt's campus galleries, students explore ideas specific to the exhibition(s) on view. Subsidized transportation is available for eligible groups.*

*We encourage participating schools to apply for Big Yellow School Bus grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and/or Target Field Trip grants to offset the cost of transportation to and from MassArt. If your school is ineligible for these grants, please contact

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To book a group, contact or 617.879.7034.