This week we are highlighting another long-standing member of our provider directory–the Baltimore Museum of Art! The BMA offers a variety of in person and virtual tours to engage students of all ages, and all tours for pre-K to 12 students are free!

Tours at the BMA connect students to art, creativity and critical thinking by highlighting exciting works from across the Museum’s collection. All tours feature art from around the world created by BIPOC, female, and other historically underrepresented artists.

The BMA offers a variety of tour themes that connect to the classroom. Works of art from around the globe are used to start conversations about identity, nature, power, and more. Students are guided through exercises in close looking, dramatic play, and artmaking as they explore different topics. Museum Educators encourage student participation through various modalities and help draw connections between artworks and students’ lives. Our tours are not focused on art history, but the relationships between lives today and the artworks, whether contemporary or historical.

Note that all tours can be modified for students with special needs. Bussing is covered for the Close Encounters program (offered to 4th grade students in Baltimore City Schools).

Learn more about what tours and resources the BMA offers by visiting their website. Remember, partner schools can use grant funding to cover buses to and from the museum!