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Downloadable Resources

Photo by Liz Barney

Artist Biographical Backgrounds

Dive into nine artists’ biographies and backgrounds. These resources feature a variety of media–from drawing to design. Each one uses a work from UMMA’s collection as a launching pad to explore artistic methods, vocabulary, and themes. They’re ready to share with students or friends!

Photo by Liz Barney

Scavenger Hunts

Expand your horizons as you zero in on these images. Hunt through the galleries to find these specific works and celebrate when you have found all of them!

Photo by Britt Hueter

UMMA Coloring Pages

Print off a few pages to have around for a rainy day. Lots of fun options to choose from like OrionBehind the Walls, and scenes of people in the galleries.

Virtual Resources

Narrated Field Trips

Take a tour of UMMA’s galleries and objects, narrated by UMMA staff and volunteer educators. Find the full list on UMMA’s YouTube channel.

A person stands in front of a small art artifact and takes notes on a clipboard.

Lesson Plans and Enrichment Activities

A lesson plan menu offers options for art instructors or classroom teachers. Feel free to adapt to fit your grade level or virtual platform.

Personalized Image Portfolios

Do your students need a starting point for an imaginative narrative writing assignment? Wish you had a selection of photographs or posters to accompany a Social Studies unit? Peruse some examples that teachers have used by clicking the button below; or create a myUMMA account to develop your own!

Interactive Visual Analysis Activity

Especially when learning is online, students benefit from making their own choices. Explore an example of a visual analysis exercise that allows students a sense of agency while looking deeply and thinking critically. This exercise is easily run by a teacher via video call using screen sharing.


Programs for K-12 students and educators are generously supported by Michigan Medicine and the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation.