Art Museums

Art museums are great for finding works of art and artifacts from cultures around the world from antiquity to the present. They often have short videos on their sites and other resources to help you and your students contextualize the art and artifacts. Search within them for topics specific to your unit of study in ELA, social studies, or the integrated arts.

Note: This is not intended to be comprehensive. Please let us know if you have an art museum to recommend!

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Field Museum, Chicago

The National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

The Currier Museum, Manchester, NH

The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Shelburne Museum, Vermont

RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Washington DC

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

The Guggenheim Museum, New York

Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, Smithsonian, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Getty Center, Los Angeles & Malibu, CA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Dallas Museum of Art

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Seattle Art Museum

New Mexico Museum of Art

Phoenix Art Museum

Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL

The Louvre, Paris, France

The British Museum, London, England

Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany

Museu Nacional de’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain