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!

South Asian 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

Spending time with a work of art can be an opportunity for thoughtful inquiry and ideation. For students, documenting ideas as they work to interpret an artwork offers the chance to exercise metacognition. With this interactive exercise, featuring an artwork from the Mughal Empire, students can gain insight into how they process information and formulate ideas.

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

Interactive Exercise: Thought Ladder

Document Your Visit

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