Kids + Families

Explore VMFA in person or at home! Take a closer look at art, get ideas for making
your own work, or get ready for a visit to the museum!

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Prepare for your Visit

These resources help you set the stage for inquiry and engagement with works of art.

Gallery Guide + Hunts

There is so much for families to see and do at VMFA! Discover ideas for exploring the galleries, creating an engaging gallery experience and sharing your own thoughts, to make the most out of your visit!

Activity Type: Gallery Guides & Hunts, Special Exhibition

Gallery Hunt: What Does Power Look Like?

Collection: African Art, Ancient Art, Decorative Arts after 1890

Culture/Region: Africa, Egypt, Greece, Rome

Subject Area: Fine Arts, History and Social Science, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Collection: African Art, American Art, Ancient Art, Decorative Arts after 1890

Culture/Region: Africa, America, Rome

Subject Area: Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2, Preschool

Activity Type: Gallery Guides & Hunts

Gallery Hunt: Style

Collection: African Art, American Art, Ancient Art, European Art, Modern and Contemporary Art

Culture/Region: Africa, America, Europe, Rome

Subject Area: African American, Fine Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Activity Type: Gallery Guides & Hunts

Gallery Hunt: Egyptomania

Collection: African Art, American Art, Ancient Art, Decorative Arts after 1890, Egyptian Art

Culture/Region: Africa, America, Egypt, Europe, Greece

Subject Area: Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Activity Type: Hands-On Activity, Special Exhibition

Style Inspirations Sketchbook

Collection: African Art, American Art, Decorative Arts after 1890, European Art

Culture/Region: Africa, America, Europe, Greece

Subject Area: Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Collection: African Art, American Art, Ancient Art, Decorative Arts after 1890, Egyptian Art

Culture/Region: Africa, America, Egypt, Europe, Greece

Subject Area: Spanish, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Activity Type: Gallery Activity, Gallery Guides & Hunts

Gallery Guide: Ancient Egyptian Culture

Collection: African Art, Ancient Art, Egyptian Art

Culture/Region: Africa, Egypt

Subject Area: Fine Arts, History and Social Science, Science

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8

Engagement Strategies

Pair Engage and Connect activity suggestions with objects of your choice. These activities can be done in the classroom or at VMFA.

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2, Preschool

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, History and Social Science, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2, Preschool

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: English, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2, Preschool

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: English, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: Fine Arts, History and Social Science, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2, Preschool

Subject Area: Fine Arts, History and Social Science, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: English, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: English, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: English, Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: English, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: English

Grade Level: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Subject Area: Foreign Language, Spanish, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: Foreign Language, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: Foreign Language, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Adult, College, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2

Subject Area: Fine Arts, Visual Arts

Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades K-2

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VMFA Programs
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We offer self-directed visit options as well as interactive, multidisciplinary SOL-based tours and programs for students in grades Pre-K-12.

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