The Education team at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has developed lesson plans that correspond to the Gallery’s Collection and special exhibitions. Lesson plans will be added for future exhibitions and other collection highlights.
Introduction to Lesson Plans
Before beginning a lesson plan, please read the "Information for Educators," which contains general information about the artist and the artwork that may be useful.
Always remember, when talking about a work of art with your students, there are no wrong answers to questions about personal responses to a work of art. If your students come up with unexpected or surprising answers to your questions, ask them to explain, if they can.
You can start looking at art by asking students what they notice or think. Then, share factual information you have learned from "Information for Educators" when necessary or appropriate.
Discussing works of art has been shown to increase student literacy skills, especially spoken word skills. ("Guggenheim Study Suggests Art Education Benefits Literacy Skills," The New York Times, July 27, 2006.)
We hope you will enjoy learning more about your students from their responses while you discover the wonderful works of art in the Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. We would love to have feedback about our lesson plans. Please email email@example.com with responses, questions, or suggestions.
Browse Lesson Plans
Search Lesson Plans
To search for a lesson plan related to a particular artist of work of art, please use the Search box at the top of the page. Once you click in the search box, you will see a list of different content types that you can search within. Select "Lessons," enter your keyword(s) in the Search field, then hit the Enter key.
Updates in Progress
We are in the process of revamping the Lesson Plans section of our website to help you find the lessons that suit your needs more easily.
During this time, please click through to an individual lesson plan to see all of the learning standards associated with that lesson.
Thank you for your patience. New tools are coming soon!
Which works are on view?
If you are planning to visit the Gallery to see a specific work of art, please call us first to confirm that it will be on view: 716.882.8700.
GUIDED SCHOOL TOURS
The Gallery offers guided school tours designed to create the critical and creative thinkers of tomorrow as part of the Art’scool program. Learn more