People observing and discussion artwork in a gallery.

Installation view of 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art. Photo: Bryan Conley


Explore resources and professional development opportunities for educators.

Education Resources

Lesson plans in this interdisciplinary curriculum engage K–12 students in the subject areas of English language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science using artworks from our collection as inspiration. For more information, check out all Education Resources.

Learning Tool Kits

Our new Learning Tool Kits for Kindergarten to 12th-grade students use artworks in the collection to inspire critical thinking, creative thinking, empathy, and academic connections. Each tool kit, organized by grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12, support standards for art, history, English, civics, and social studies curriculum.

Learn more about Learning Tool Kits today!

School Group Visits

Temporarily on hold

There are two types of school group visits: School Group Tours and School Group Workshops. School visits take place entirely in the museum galleries where students engage with relevant thematic content and build learning skills such as observation, interpretation, and inference-making.

Professional Development

CMOA organizes professional development opportunities for educators throughout the year. Join educators from around the city in programs designed to bolster teaching practices.

  • Empowered Educators Series: Join educators, artists, field professionals, and museum staff as we deepen our knowledge and understanding of topics critical to our lives as informed citizens. Upcoming events in the 2020–21 series will take place on April 21. See calendar of events for educators for current offerings.

  • Pennsylvania Teachers & Act 48: Pennsylvania teachers are required to accrue 180 hours of professional development every five years. Teachers can earn Act 48 activity hours for participating in Carnegie Museum of Art’s various workshops, classes, lectures, and public programs. Please see individual events for eligibility.