Art-To-Go is the BMA’s once-a-month gift to teachers. It’s a great teaching resource and it’s FREE. Every month, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to a printable full-color image of a BMA artwork. The image is accompanied by a brief, lively commentary that focuses on a single important teachable idea. It closes with a “Challenge” encouraging students to experiment with that same idea in their own artwork. An easily accessible archive of Art-To-Go selections is always available.
To receive Art-to-Go, please send the following information to email@example.com
- Your name
- Your preferred email address
- Name of the county (or state) in which you teach. If Baltimore City, please write “CITY.”
Sponsored in memory of dedicated BMA docent Ruth H. Singer by her family.
Winter 2013: New Light for the Galleries (PDF)
Summer 2012: The Keeper of the Hygrothermographs (PDF)
Spring 2012: Cleaning a Mosaic, Inch by Inch (PDF)
Winter 2011-12: Preparing Prints for Exhibition (PDF)
Fall 2011: Reinstalling George IV (PDF)
BMA Behind the Scenes is an “eResource” that takes you behind closed doors (or around barriers) to see Museum staffers prepare for exhibitions and care for treasured artworks.
You’ll learn about the careful planning that goes into lighting the galleries, controlling temperature and humidity, framing artworks, and creating packing crates for safe travel. In each case, the everyday tasks involved in museum work will be related to concepts such as teamwork, accuracy, problem solving, and other skills that you teach in your classroom.
The Baltimore Museum of Art Teacher's Guide to the American Collection (PDF)
Explore the BMA's world class collection of American art with rich contextual and biographical information, classroom activities, related standards and curriculum, and gorgeous full-color reproductions of featured artworks.
Lesson 1: Young America
Lesson 2: Symbols of the New Republic
Lesson 3: Made in Maryland
Lesson 4: Western Perspectives
Lesson 5: Unity in Diversity
Lesson 6: The Art of Technology
Lesson 7: Picturing Memory
Lesson 8: Shaping New Traditions
All Classroom Activities
Design an Animal Stool
This activity sheet is inspired by a wooden seat made by the Lozi peoples of Zambia.
Learning from Cézanne: Brushstrokes, Patches, and Planes
This website helps students see how Cézanne and his American followers constructed portraits, landscapes, and still life paintings with patches of color.
Matisse for Kids Interactive Game
In this child-friendly website, Matisse’s perky schnauzer Raoudi jumps out of the canvas and onto the screen for a delightful exploration of his master’s bold, bright paintings.
Onstage with Toulouse-Lautrec
This sample selection from the Toulouse-Lautrec Teacher Packet summarizes Toulouse-Lautrec’s poster style, introduces cabaret singer Aristide Bruant as a performer, and analyzes the poster Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant.
The Cone Collection
This Flash movie introduces the BMA’s Cone Collection, Baltimore’s legendary Cone Sisters, and the artwork of Henri Matisse.
The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas
Searchable by artist, title, provenance, subject, and date, this online database holds more than nine hundred 19th-century French drawings from the collections of the BMA and the Walters Art Museum.
Film and audio excerpts with captivating art works in full detail explore a variety of mediums, movements, and artists.
Produced by Samuel H. Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellow Nora Krinitsky and Johns Hopkins University students in the Museums and Society program, Jennifer Tam and Nicholas Simko.
- Dorothea Berck, Wife of Joseph Coymans, Frans Hals
- Emilia Pia di Montefeltre, Raphael
- Entry into the Ark, Jacopo Bassano
- In Praise of the Prince of Fenyang, a Chinese wall hanging
- Kitchen Interior in a Ruined Palace, Hubert Robert
- Melencholia I, Albrecht Dürer
- Princess Anna Alexandrovna Galitzin, Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Lebrun
- Rinaldo and Armida, Anthony van Dyck
- The Game of Knucklebones, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
- Venus and Adonis, Cornelis Corneliszoon van Haarlem
- View of Rhenen, Jan van Goyen
Inspired by Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein:
- The Apocalypse of Dürer and Redon
- The Prints of Hogarth and Raftery: A Comparison
- Contemporary Printmaking
- Printmaking Techniques
Teacher workshops focus on works of art in the BMA's collection or in special exhibitions. Most teacher workshops include close examination of art in the galleries, mini-lectures, hands-on activities, and creative ideas for integrating art in the classroom. Teachers receive images and extensive background information. Workshops are typically held once a year on a Saturday and last about four hours.
Exploring American Art: A BMA Workshop for Teachers
Saturday, February 7, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
$30 | Register Today (PDF)
Enjoy a delightful morning at the BMA while finding new inspiration for your classroom. A teacher workshop in the newly renovated American Wing will explore fascinating stories about the incredible paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts on view and the people who created and collected them.
The workshop includes:
- Ways to connect the American Wing artworks to the Maryland State Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills
- Lecture with David Park Curry, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and American Painting & Sculpture
- Light breakfast
- Printed version of The Baltimore Museum of Art Teacher's Guide to the American Collection
- Private hours in the American Wing
- Gallery activities led by BMA educators
- Art-making activity inspired by works in the American Wing
- Receive 10% off in The NEW BMA Shop
As a valued teacher, you qualify for BMA Membership at a reduced price.
- Individual Teacher Membership, $45
- Dual/Family Teacher Membership, $65
Members receive free admission to ticketed exhibitions, savings on programs like Yoga and Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, and a 10% discount on purchases at the BMA Shop and dining at Gertrude’s. Plus you’ll enjoy invitations to Members-only Preview Parties and discounts on parking.