Curriculum Resources for Educators

The Education department at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco provides a rich and varied array of resources for educators to implement in the classroom. Teachers Guides can be used both in the classroom to prepare students for their visit to the Museums as well as to conduct in-gallery lessons, while Get Smart with Art materials can be downloaded and applied in the classroom setting.

Schedule a Visit to the Resource Center for Education

The Resource Center for Education at the de Young Museum is open to educators and museum visitors with an interest in arts education. The center offers visitors an opportunity to plan museum visits, create classroom activities, or use the Museums' resources of touching-objects, books, videos and Art Trunks.

To make an appointment to visit the Resource Center for Educators, please email ejennings@famsf.org or call 415.750.3522.

Get Smart with Art

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... View More

Teacher Guides

In anticipation of class visit to the Fine Arts Museums, the Education Department has compiled Teacher Guides to provide preparatory and in-gallery lessons focused on the Museums' permanent collections.Teachers GuidesPlease click on the links below to download. Through Artists Eyes: American Art... View More