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.

During this time, UMMA will work virtually with students and teachers. The University of Michigan requires that all work remain remote until it is safe to resume in person; our K-12 program will therefore take creative forms -- unfortunately not including building tours. 

How can students, teachers, and families interact with UMMA? 

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

Virtual Learning Experiences

UMMA is committed to protecting the safety of students, teachers, and visitors. Many schools are completely remote, and UMMA is not offering in-person guided group tours at this point. We want to be in the building, too! But in the meantime, there are many virtual ways to incorporate UMMA’s collection into your teaching.

Explore Virtual Learning Experiences

Generous support for K-12 engagement is provided by the Richard and Rosann Noel Fund for Museum Education, Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor, the Dr. Albert Bennett UMMA Education Fund, and other generous donors

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"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