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Pre-K–12 School Groups

Teachers are invited to schedule free virtual and in-person experiences for Pre-K–12 school groups, both of which are designed to support the development of the critical and creative thinkers of tomorrow. We believe that when connections are made between classroom learning and the museum experience, students will increase their visual literacy using the language of art.

We are offering two ways to experience our special exhibition space, Albright-Knox Northland, from October 16, 2021, through January 16, 2022, and from March 1 through June 3, 2022. (Please note: The Albright-Knox’s collection is not on view at Albright-Knox Northland. The museum's Elmwood Avenue campus is temporarily closed for construction as we build the future Buffalo AKG Art Museum.)

Tour Options

Virtual Special Exhibition Tour

Schedule a virtual experience with a museum educator focused on the special exhibitions Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art October 20, 2021–January 14, 2022, and the special exhibition In These Truths March 1–June 3, 2022.

These live virtual visits will include a range of learning strategies, including open-ended and guided questions, conversation, and drawing activities. Availability is limited; schedule your virtual experience today!

Tour Times and Length

We are scheduling special exhibition visits (virtual and in-person) October 20, 2021–January 14, 2022, and March 1–June 3, 2022, between 9 am and 3 pm. All tours are 45 minutes in length.

Tour Size and Policies

Interactive virtual lessons are available for one class per session. There is an eight student minimum. We ask that at least one educator be present for the duration of the program. Please read our Virtual Experience Terms of Agreement before scheduling your session.

In-Person Special Exhibition Tour

Schedule a free visit to the special exhibition Difference Machines: Technology and Identity in Contemporary Art October 20, 2021–January 14, 2022 (recommended for grades 6 and up) and the special exhibition In These Truths March 1–June 3, 2022.

Tours will engage students through a range of learning strategies, including open-ended and guided questions, conversation, and small group activities.

Tour Times and Length

We are scheduling special exhibition visits (virtual and in-person) October 20, 2021–January 14, 2022, and March 1–June 3, 2022, between 9 am and 3 pm. All tours are 45 minutes in length.

Tour Size and Policies

A maximum of 30 students is allowed for an in-person visit. We ask that all visitors follow our Courtesy Code. We also ask that you review our Pre-K–12 School Group Guidelines before scheduling your session and share this information with your chaperones and students before your visit.

Virtual Collection Highlights Lesson

Experience the Albright-Knox's collection virtually! These interactive lessons will include open-ended and guided questions, conversation, and drawing activities focused on modern and contemporary works of art. The lesson includes drawing prompts that build on each other throughout the duration of the program. A museum educator will connect with you and your students through the videoconferencing application of your school’s choosing.

Tour Times and Length

We are scheduling virtual collection highlights lessons between 9 am and 3 pm. All virtual lessons are 45–60 minutes in length.

Tour Size and Policies

Interactive virtual collection highlights lessons are available for up to three classes per session. There is an eight-student minimum. We ask that at least one educator be present for the duration of the program. The link to connect must be sent the week prior to your visit. Please read our Virtual Experience Terms of Agreement before scheduling your session.

Schedule Your Visit

To request a free virtual or in-person visit, please submit the Pre-K–12 School Group Request Form.

Please have the following information available when you fill out the request form:

  • School name, address, district, and contact information
  • Several potential dates and times
  • Grade level of students
  • Number of students participating
  • Any special needs your group may have

For more information, please contact School and Docents Programs Coordinator Lindsay Kranz at lkranz@albrightknox.org. Communication by email will facilitate a timely response.

Reservation Confirmation

A confirmation will be emailed to you upon scheduling a visit. Please note, your visit IS NOT SCHEDULED until you send the confirmation form.

On-Demand Virtual Tours

We also have free virtual tours of two exhibitions that you and your students can watch at any time.

Virtual Tour of Swoon: Seven Contemplations (15 minutes)

Virtual Tour of Comunidades Visibles: The Materiality of Migration (14 minutes)

Visita Virtual de Comunidades Visibles: La Materialidad de Migración (17 minutes)

Program Sponsors

Support for school experiences is made possible through the generous funding of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

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    Lesson Plans

    The Albright-Knox Education team has developed lesson plans that correspond to the museum’s collection and select special exhibitions.

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    Homeschooler Workshops

    In our Virtual Homeschooler Workshops for ages 5–11, students will explore works of art and then create art inspired by what they saw. 

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