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.”
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.
Each issue also provides useful links to an online list of tour topics, tour request form, guidelines for planning Museum visits, updates about special exhibitions and events, and the BMA’s online teacher resource Art-To-Go: Images and Ideas for the Classroom.
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.
To receive an announcement about the next teacher workshop, please send your email address and mailing address to Elizabeth Benskin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Contemporary Art: A BMA Workshop for Teachers
Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m–12:30 p.m.
Join the BMA for a unique teacher workshop celebrating the recently renovated Contemporary Wing. View works by artists from the 20th century through the present and find new ways to connect ideas, media, and form in modern and contemporary art to your teaching. Participate in activities that support the Maryland State Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills.
About the Day
- Enjoy a light breakfast
- Receive a Contemporary Wing Teacher Packet
- Learn about the BMA Contemporary Wing in a private tour with Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman
- Investigate contemporary artworks through engaging gallery activities
- Create an original work of art inspired by the art in the
- Explore ways to connect art to your classroom curriculum
- Receive 10% off in The BMA Shop
Space is limited for this special event—Register Today!
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.