School Programs

The Museum offers a range of unique, interactive educational experiences for K-12 students that encourage and deepen students' appreciation of art, architecture, and music. Each experience highlights a different aspect of the permanent collection, making concepts and content accessible through specialized tours and hands-on workshops led by teaching artists.

To schedule a school program or request more information, please contact

We are grateful for the support of partners who share our goal of reaching the entire Washington, DC, community. During the 2018–19 school year, 80 percent of schools that participated in our education programs were recipients of Title I funding.


Generous support for our Teaching Artists is provided by:

Stephanie Fischer

The DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities


Hear Art/See Music

90 minutes

$10 per student (Title I Schools: $7 per student)

Student participants in Hear Art/See Music

Hear Art / See Music is a multidisciplinary program based on the Museum's African mask collection.  Studying design, pattern, rhythm, communication and cultural perspective, students compare a Chi Wara headdress from the Bamana people, and a Banda mask from the Baga people. The students also participate in two hands-on activities: a djembe drum circle, led by a musician, and a mask-making workshop, led by a teaching artist.  

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We are grateful to the following for their generous support of this program:
Walter A. Bloedorn Foundation

The Making of Architecture

90 minutes

$7 per student (Title 1 Schools: $4 per student)

Students tour the Museum, discussing and evaluating the building's architecture. Then, under the guidance of a teaching artist, students are invited to design and construct a model of their own: a new addition to the Kreeger Museum.


Seeing Shapes and Colors

90 minutes

$7 per student (Title 1 Schools: $4 per student)

This program invites students to consider the ways paintings and sculptures communicate with the viewer through shapes and color. Learning new vocabulary with a focus on critical thinking and aesthetics, students explore works by Picasso, Monet, Kandinsky, Stella, and Albers before participating in their own artist-led creative activity.

First Studio

Recommended for ages 3–5
60 minutes
$10 per participant (Title I schools: $7 per participant)

Children are invited to use their imaginations as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of The Kreeger Museum. Each program includes a gallery tour, a story and a hands-on art-making experience. Adult companion required and art-making attire recommended.