A Gallery Preview

Before your visit to VMFA, introduce your students to the galleries. Let them explore the space and imagine what they can find there!

Early 20th Century Europe 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

Images can be powerful instruments of communication. Spending time to thoughtfully explore an artwork allows students to unpack visual clues and the ideas they present. With this interactive exercise, students synthesize these ideas as they translate visual into verbal and hone their creative and critical thinking skills.

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

Interactive Exercise: Caption It!

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 students ideas expressed during your museum visit or Evans Distance Learning session.

Visit Observation Tool for Teachers