A Gallery Preview

Exploring Media and Message sessions often utilize artwork from VMFA’s Modern and Contemporary art collection. Before your visit to VMFA, introduce your students to the museum’s 21st Century gallery. Let them explore the space and imagine what they can find there!



21st Century 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 get an idea of what a session video connection looks and sounds like.

Video: What to Expect

Take a closer look

Map: Commonwealth Project by Molly Murphy Adams

When visual artists create artwork, they carefully consider the mode(s) that will most effectively communicate their ideas, leading to deliberate decisions about the media, or materials, they will use. Spending time to examine and explain their own ideas about such artwork encourages students to thoughtfully consider this relationship between media and message.

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

Interactive Exercise

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