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School programs at MAM are aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards adopted in 2020. By “reading” an artwork and making observations, students interpret, analyze, and make meaning through dialogue, cultivate an appreciation for traditional through contemporary artforms, and make connections to their lived experiences.
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In the studio, students generate, conceptualize, and develop creative ideas, use the foundations of art and their personal experience to make art, and reflect on their work.
Design your experience
In-person tours are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
In-person KidzArt Tour & Studio (Preschool through Grade 1, 75 minutes): $10/student and chaperone + $40 booking fee
In-person Student Tour & Studio (Grades 2-12, 2 hours): $14/student and chaperone + $40 booking fee
Virtual tours are available on Tuesdays and use 3D imagery of the galleries through the Zoom platform to transport your class to our galleries. Creativity Kits filled with specialized supplies will be mailed to your school in advance. Please note that students will need access to basic supplies such as pencils, scissors, glue, markers, and crayons.
Virtual Tour (45 minutes): $8/student and teacher + $40 booking fee
Virtual KidzArt Tour & Studio with Creativity Kit (Preschool through Grade 1, 60 minutes): $12/student and teacher + $40 booking fee
Virtual Student Tour & Studio with Creativity Kit (90 minutes): $12/student and teacher + $40 booking fee
What people are saying about Tours
"This was a wonderful experience for my students. Everyone was kind and presented materials clearly with plenty of opportunities for participation."
"Great activity, simple but fun for all talent levels. Wonderful exhibit! Friendly and kind staff!"
"The artwork shown was phenomenal and the docent's knowledge of the work and art history was vast. The studio instructors were kind and helpful. My students enjoyed the overall experience."
Choose a theme for your tour:
Color, Shape & Line (Preschool through grade 1 only)
Calling all museum detectives! Investigate works of art from different times and places to discover how artists utilize the building blocks of art.
Using Your Senses (Preschool through grade 1 only)
Get a unique, multisensory perspective as you experience art through your eyes, ears, and body.
Art is Transformational (All grades)
This tour explores how artists transform objects and how the exploration and creation of art can be transformational for people and their communities.
The First Americans (All grades)
Explore art by contemporary Native artists in our galleries, while also examining historic objects from our teaching collection made by Indigenous artists from different regions of Native North America.
Celebrating Many Voices (All grades)
This tour celebrates the work of established and emerging artists who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color or who are in the LGBTQ community. These artists use their art to highlight issues of social justice. Tour discussions will delve into topics such as racism, and challenges faced by Native people and the LGBTQ community.
Places & Spaces: Landscapes in American Art (All grades)
Discover the many different ways artists engage with the evolving American landscape, with a focus on the newly reinstalled George Inness: Visionary Landscapes exhibition.
Power Up (All grades)
This fall, explore tarot card designs, powerful hybrids of women and animal forms, and mysterious modern-day fairytales in the multidisciplinary exhibition Lori Field: Tiger Tarot. In the spring, we will explore mixed media assemblages and power figures in the exhibition vanessa german: Miracles and Glory Abound.
Art & Literacy (All grades, virtual tour only)
Explore storytelling through art. This tour will focus on the special exhibition Tenacity and Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney, which includes watercolors and drawings by one of America’s most admired children’s book illustrators.
Art x Math = Creativity Multiplied (All grades, virtual tour only)
Artists and mathematicians use their own unique languages to understand the world around them. This tour explores the interaction of art and math through geometry, pattern, symmetry, and more with a focus on MAM’s collection of Native American art and the exhibition Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles.
Eco Art (All grades, virtual tour only)
Take a walk on the wild side with a tour focused on sustainability, climate change, and animals in art—including a site-specific installation of animal sculptures and habitats made from recycled materials by the artist Federico Uribe.
Please make reservations 4 weeks in advance. Your registration for the tour will be confirmed with submission of payment.