Teaching with Art

Collection Resources include general strategies for incorporating works of art into your teaching, as well as lots of activities that can be used with any work of art from the Museum’s Collection. The section also includes historical information on those works.

Teaching with Art is a special resource full of teaching strategies and easy-to-implement activities for including art in your classroom. You’ll also find activities directly related to the Museum’s roster of school tour topics, which we recommend you use before and after visiting the Museum for a tour!

Last but not least, an archive of Teacher Notes, focusing on individual works in the Museum’s Collection, are available for PDF download.

Recent Resources

Virtual Tour: Animals in Art

This adventure-filled tour for PreK-1st grade elementary students features works of art from the Museum’s collection and includes activity suggestions…

Mini Tour Series

In this series, a single work of art is paired with a creative response such as a writing or drawing…

Drawing Inspired by Martín Ramírez

Grades 4-6 Objective: Students will explore personal symbols and use concentric lines to plan a composition inspired by self-taught artist…

Museum Inside Out: Ask a Curator

Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at the Milwaukee Art Museum with the Museum Inside Out video…

Virtual Tour: The Bauhaus, László Moholy-Nagy, and Milwaukee

The Bauhaus was one of the most innovative schools of art, architecture, and design in Germany. One of the foremost…

Kohl’s Art Studio at Home: Picturing Pets, Sunny

Picturing Pets By Brett Henzig We commonly refer to dogs as everyone’s best friend, and for me, that’s true. But I…