A Gallery Preview

Empathy and Inspiration sessions utilize objects may utilize any of VMFA’s collections.  To give students an idea of how objects are displayed in the museum, allow them to preview the museum’s Mid-century American galleries  and imagine what they can find at VMFA!


American Gallery Preview

Meet the Educator

VMFA Distance Learning sessions are designed to be student-centered explorations.  Use this video to introduce students to the Distance Learning Educator and the kind of interaction they will have during a session.

Video: What to Expect

Take a Closer Look

Artists are intentional about how they depict people alone or in groups. Spending time to look carefully at expressions, body language, and contextual clues in figural artwork can help students consider ideas about identity, community, and belonging. This guided looking exercise guides students as they explore a work by Beauford Delaney, creatively document the ideas it presents to them, and consider how their thoughts connect with the artist’s own ideas and intentions.

Use this interactive exercise to set the stage for a Distance Learning session, or for continued engagement after a visit.

Interactive Exercise

Document Your Visit

Formulation - Articulation I (Portfolio Title) by Josef Albers

Experiential learning can be an informal but valuable way for teachers to gauge student understanding of a topic under study. This tool may be used to document student ideas expressed during your museum visit or Evans Distance Learning session.

Visit Observation Tool for Teachers