Teacher Resources & Lesson Plans

Visiting the Crocker? Use these resources to prepare your class, including ideas for talking to students about art, gallery games, and tips on Museum manners.


Visiting the Crocker

Download this printable guide to help you prepare for your visit to the Crocker.

Curriculum Enrichment Guides

Walk the Walk
Talk the Talk
Get Ready, Get Set

The Harem Taking a Walk

Our guide through the restoration of Wilhelm Gentz's The Harem Taking a Walk will introduce you to the process of art conservation. Click here to download the PDF.

Tips for Tots

Just like zoos, aquariums, parks, and libraries, art museums offer wonderful stimulation for babies, toddlers, and preschool-age children. For more information on visiting art museums with young children, take a look at Tips for Tots in English or Spanish.

Social Story

This narrative tool is designed to help children on the autism spectrum, or anyone who may find it useful, prepare for a visit to the Crocker with their families or caregivers

Lesson Ideas about Color

In this guide, students will identify, describe, create, and extend patterns using lines, colors, and shapes, as they create Kente cloth designs.

Rob on the Road

Rob Stewart, the host of KVIE’s Rob on the Road series, paid a visit to the Crocker Art Museum! That visit – and the Crocker’s spectacular collection and rich history – was beautifully captured and can be seen online here.

African Art

Click here to download a PDF of our 2015 Art Ark African Art guide.

Rent the Crocker

Whether hosting your wedding or a corporate reception, the Crocker Art Museum is the perfect canvas for your special event. Our unique setting and exceptional service guarantees an unparalleled experience. Please contact the Events Department for more information.

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Noon Year's Eve: A Free Family Festival

This year, we’re kicking the Noon Year Festival up a notch. The Crocker Art Museum will be decked-out in purple, and we encourage all of our young visitors (and their grownups) to do the same!

Start the countdown

Film: Norma Rae

For this new film series, we take inspiration from the artist and present four films that bring into focus the issues faced by working-class people seeking to live the American dream.

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