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Teachers and Students

Miami Art Museum serves elementary and secondary school students ages 5 to 18 through MAM & Schools which consists of inquiry-based school tours and teacher training. In collaboration with schools and their curriculum guidelines, MAM & Schools programs are designed to enrich the dialogue between visual art and language arts.

MAM & Schools 2005-2006
Exciting exhibitions and educational programs bring international art of the 20th and 21st centuries to life, stimulating the imagination and inspiring new ways of seeing and thinking.


Museum visits

Tours for Grades K-12
Visits to Miami Art Museum inspire students to engage with the dynamism of modern culture and develop visual literacy. School tours promote self-expression and language arts through observation, analysis and interpretation of the art of our times. MAM’s inquiry-based tours complement school curricula and promote the critical thinking skills emphasized by Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) guidelines. Led by MAM’s professional gallery teachers, tours are approximately 60 minutes in length and culminate in an interactive exercise.

MAM provides free buses to Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers scheduling museum tours on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum offers tours Tuesdays through Fridays at 10am, 11am, or noon throughout the academic year. Tour admission is $1 per student; fee waived for Title 1 schools.

Classroom Pre-visits
MAM invites teachers to schedule free classroom pre-visits by the museum’s gallery teachers to prepare students for a stimulating visit to MAM.

Self-guided Tours
You are invited to bring your class to visit the museum on your own anytime during regular museum hours. There is no admission charge for students with ID. MAM asks that you notify us in advance if you are planning a self-guided visit.

Teen Talks
Miami Art Museum provides regular opportunities for high school students with a special interest in art to participate in informal discussions with artists or curators. Teen Talks focus on exhibitions and MAM’s collection.


Resources for Teachers

Teacher Workshops
Twice a year MAM offers educators professional enrichment workshops designed to explore teaching strategies and interdisciplinary connections to works of art in MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Workshops include private tours, hands-on activities and discussions with curators, artists, or scholars. Each workshop offers the opportunity to network with colleagues and share perspectives on new approaches to education.

Curriculum Resource Units
Materials for classroom use and distributed at each Teacher Workshop. These resource units provide teachers with visuals, background information, and suggestions for curricular applications. For teachers unable to attend, a limited number of the CRU’s are available on a first-come, first-served basis for an $18 shipping and handling fee.

MAM E-News for Teachers
Features the latest information on programs for teachers and students. Sign up now to receive e-mail reminders for Teacher Workshops, guest lectures and other programs, as well as advance notice of upcoming exhibitions and events.

call the Education Office at 305-375-4073
Contact Information
Contact the Education Office for information on how to schedule a museum tour or pre-visit, inquire about buses, register for a Teacher Workshop, and sign up for MAM E-news.




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