K-12 Resources

In the midst of a changing educational landscape, UMMA’s mission remains: to support teachers and students by providing flexible and creative experiences. We will adapt with you and are eager to find new ways to work together.

UMMA’s Teaching and Learning staff and volunteers will strive to support students and teachers as they continue to make pandemic adjustments. We plan to offer K-12 group tours in Winter 2022 (January - May) and are preparing engaging experiences that dig into new collection objects and exhibition themes.

The request form for Winter tours will be available in October 2021.

UMMA offers a subsidy for bus transportation; priority is given to schools with a high percentage of students who receive free and reduced lunch and those with limited art staff and opportunities in their building.

Contact Grace VanderVliet (, Curator for Museum Teaching and Learning, with any questions about K-12 experiences or professional development opportunities.

Virtual Learning Experiences

Bring the UMMA experience and collection to your classroom! We have virtual options for teachers and students to engage with art right at school or home like virtual field trips, lesson plans, and portfolios and more. 

Explore Virtual Learning Experiences

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  • Explore the Exchange: online objects and resources. Search for titles, objects, or themes. 
  • Discover Teaching Materials: virtual tours, math and writing + art enrichment, and lesson plan

"I had chills when I saw these pieces. Integrating arts experiences into the core content areas, and getting off campus to see art really, truly does get into their hearts and minds and enriches their worlds.

Thank you to the docents, for helping to make these experiences possible!"

High School Educator - Ypsilanti, MI

Generous support for K-12 engagement is provided by

Richard and Rosann Noel Fund for Museum Education, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, the Dr. Albert Bennett UMMA Education Fund, and other generous donors