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Teacher Resources

Mailing List
Sign up for our teacher mailing list to receive reminders of upcoming school and teacher events via e-mail and post. Use this form to join today.

Teacher Discovery Pass
Book a docent-guided visit for your students and receive a Teacher Discovery Pass. This one-time free pass allows you to explore our permanent collection and special exhibitions as you plan curricular connections to be made back in the classroom. This pass expires the day before your class visit.

Free Family Pass
All students who visit for a docent-guided tour receive a free pass to return to the museum, where they are encouraged to act as tour guides for their families. Passes are given to teachers upon the completion of their class visit.

A $3 surcharge is added to all admissions during our two annual fundraisers, Festival of Trees & Traditions (December 5–14, 2014) and Fine Art & Flowers (May 1–3, 2015).

School Library ARTpass
School libraries can purchase a museum ARTpass for circulation within their academic institution. Each pass provides free general admission to two adults and two youth age 17 and younger. Foster family learning by calling (860) 838-4076. Limited to one pass per school.

Fees: August-December 2014: $10
January-December 2015: $25

Images of Our Permanent Collection
Place the museum and its artworks at the heart of student learning—your classroom! Reserve a complimentary PowerPoint of images from our permanent collection by calling (860) 838-4170. Limited to one copy per educator. Available while supplies last.

Classroom Resources and Lesson Plans
Our online collection of teacher resources provides you with creative strategies for effectively addressing student learning objectives through the visual arts. Inspire your students to view art from all angles as they study works from our permanent collection. Download curriculum materials today! See Images of Our Permanent Collection above to secure digital copies of these artworks for classroom presentation.


Albert Bierstadt (American, 1830–1902), In the Mountains, 1867


Frederic Edwin Church (American, 1826–1900), Coast Scene, Mount Desert, 1863









Frank Stella (American, born 1936), Sinjerli Variation IV, 1968

ElementsofArt Texture

The Elements of Art: Texture
Jasper Geeraerds (Flemish, active in Holland, 1620-1654),
Still Life with Lobster, c. 1645









Paul Revere II (American, 1735–1818), Tankard, c. 1760–74


Lesson Plan for Tankard – The Evolution of Production: Making Silver Goods Before and After the Industrial Revolution (High School)


Lesson Plan for Tankard – The Influence of Ancient Greece and Rome on the New Nation (High School)








All highlighted works of art may not currently be on view in our galleries. Call (860) 838-4100 for more information. Reproduction, including downloading of Stella works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Auerbach Art Library
Our 43,000-volume library is one of the most comprehensive museum libraries in New England. The library is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-5pm. Call (860) 838-4115 for more information or visit the library page.

Educator Memberships
Discounted museum memberships are available for professional educators at Individual ($35) and Household ($50) levels. Benefits include: free general admission to the museum and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture; invitations to members-only events; discounted admission to films and other paid events; the quarterly Members Calendar; and a ten percent discount at The Museum Shop and in the Cafe. For more information, call our Membership Office at (860) 838-4171 or visit our Membership page.


From Our Collection

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:00 pm Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]
2:00 pm Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX
Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: Mozart & MATRIX
Frohawk Two Feathers, On the tragic folly of Holofernes, replayed at the American Ophir two millennia later. [detail], 2014, acrylic on deer hide, 54 x [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Looking at Landscapes: Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]

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Hours & Admission

Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5