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 Education Programs is provided by:

Walter A. Bloedorn Foundation

Alice and Harvey Galper

Stephanie Fischer

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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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.