The Learning and Engagement department specializes in providing opportunities for youth of all ages to engage with the Farnsworth collection in our museum galleries and art studios. Whether you are an educator in a classroom, at home, or in your community, we work with students and teachers engaging across every discipline and area of study in arts integrated programming.

For more information about a learning visit to the museum, you can reach out to our Learning and Engagement Coordinator or School Programs Manager or to learnandengage@farnsworthmuseum.org

School Field Trips

Our Learning team works with educators, administrators, museum learning volunteers, and community partners throughout the Midcoast, the State of Maine, and the region. Each offering connects your students directly with our collection and meets curricular standards.

The Farnsworth Art Museum offers 1 1/2 hour field trips for grades K-12 during museum hours that include three different interactive activities in the art galleries led by the museum Learning and Engagement team and museum volunteers. These may feature current special exhibitions or artwork from our permanent collection.

We ask that you limit your group size to 30 and bring one adult educator or chaperone for every 10 students. During your visit, larger groups will be divided into smaller sections to provide a more in depth experience for all students and to maintain safety in the galleries.

To schedule your group school tour, for more information, or to talk about more in-depth art experiences in our on-campus art studio, please contact our Learning and Engagement Coordinator at least four weeks in advance.

College/University Group Tours

We invite your students to come explore with us for an interactive guided tour with the possibility of adding an art studio experience while you are here. Group size limit is 30 students, and students may be divided into smaller groups once on-site. Please schedule your group experience with our Learning and Engagement Coordinator at least 4 weeks in advance.

Educator Workshops and Conferences

Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for educators to receive credit hours through studio and public programs and workshops, professional development opportunities, and special conferences.

For more information, please see our events calendar or contact our Learning and Engagement Coordinator.

Arts@theIntersection

Arts@theIntersection is an innovative new program designed to meet students and educators where they are and promote accessible arts integration learning opportunities for the community it serves. Launched in Fall of 2022, we work with regional school partners, a roster of teaching artists who offer multiple perspectives and dynamic conversations about art making, and many community partners in the region in a year-long program that will culminate in an exhibition of student-centered art.

Learn more about Arts@theIntersection here.