Expand classroom learning, interact with exhibitions, enhance student experiences, and create lasting multi-departmental relationships through the Weisman Art Museum. Read on to learn more about WAM’s resources, and how they might work for you and your students.

Museum as Classroom

WAM invites you to make our galleries part of your classroom this year. All tours and workshops are free to University of Minnesota classes. Schedule a guided tour from our tour menu options or work with our education department to create a customized tour or workshop to link exhibitions with courses. To ensure gallery availability, reservations are required at least four weeks in advance for guided visits and 2 weeks in advance for self-guided visits. With notice, the museum may be available during off hours for U of M classes.

Please contact Laura Pilarski, Education and Programs Associate, for more information about bringing a UMN Class into the museum for a visit. Email her at pilar017@umn.edu.

Please have this information available when scheduling:

  • Contact information including phone and email
  • Course name, number and department
  • Number of people in the group
  • Preferred visit dates and time

Or consider the galleries an extension of your classroom and host a session anywhere in the galleries. We can assist with selecting artworks to make connections with your curriculum, provide background materials on the exhibition/artwork, and provide support in teaching with artworks. Contact pilar017@umn.edu to schedule your class session in the galleries.



Art Study

Our Art Study Classroom offers an opportunity for close study and discussion of an original artwork. With advance notice, collection objects not currently on view can be requested from storage for viewing. Art Study visits are limited to eight students. A visit may be combined with a larger tour, allowing students to visit in shifts.

For more information, contact Rosa Corral at recorral@umn.edu.