Get Smart with Art

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The Get Smart with Art curriculum is included in your school program reservation and will be sent with your reservation confirmation.

Or order your Get Smart with Art curriculum by downloading and printing our PDF order form.

Questions? Email schooltours@famsf.org or call 415.750.7696.

Get Smart with Art is a three part program for grades 4–12 that supports the California state content standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts. The program includes free curriculum materials with easy to implement preparatory lessons, a guided tour and thematic art activity.


Prior to the museum trip, teachers are asked to prepare students with free sample Get Smart with Art lessons. Docent tours through the galleries highlight works studied in the classroom and encourage dialogue about the art and cultures represented. In the art studio, students explore key artistic concepts through a range of materials that connect to the artwork they've seen in both the classroom and the galleries.

Program themes by grade are as follows:

4th grade: California History
5th grade: Colonial History
6th grade: Ancient Art at the Legion of Honor
7th grade: Art of Africa
7th grade: Art of Mesoamerica
8th—9th grades: 19th Century US History
9th—12th grades: Site in Sight: How Location Shapes Our Vision

Get Smart with Art is made possible with support from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Daphne and Stuart Wells, and an anonymous donor. 

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

Past and Present: Building Museum Literacy at the Legion of Honor for the Sixth Grade is made possible with support from Douglas A. Tilden and the Elios Charitable Foundation.