Preparing for Your Visit

What do you need to know before visiting the Guggenheim with your students?

After you have booked your tour, use the following materials in your classroom to prepare everyone for their visit.

View our curricular resource unit on the architecture of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for more ideas and classroom materials.
 

What are the museum’s rules?

During your visit, please remember:

  • Touch the works of art only with your eyes, never with your hands.
  • Walk in the museum—do not run.
  • Use a quiet voice when sharing your ideas.
  • No photography is allowed above the entry level.
  • Write and draw only with pencils—no pens or markers please.

If you are taking students on a self-guided visit, download the guidelines for these tours and review them with your students and chaperones.
 

What will we see?

Before your trip, preview exhibitions that are currently on view and visit the collection online to search for works in the Guggenheim collection by artist, date, or medium.
 

What can I do in the classroom to prepare my students for their visit?

The more your students know in advance, the better their museum experience will be. To build excitement for your trip, please familiarize your students with the museum. Teacher resources and suggestions for how to connect our exhibitions to your classroom curriculum are available via the Arts Curriculum Online and Learning Through Art. Here you will find teacher guides, lesson plans, images of artworks, and guidelines for inquiry, the Guggenheim’s approach to looking at works of art with students. 

Contact the School Programs Department at 212 423 3637 with any questions. 

On View

A Year With Children 2015

This annual exhibition features artworks created by students participating in Learning Through Art (LTA), the Guggenheim’s artist-in-residence program for students in New York City public elementary schools.

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Events

Drawing the Guggenheim

Drawing the Guggenheim
Saturday, June 13, 10 am–1 pm

This workshop for educators uses drawing to study Frank Lloyd Wright’s design, focusing on developing a deeper understanding of architecture.

More events

Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944). Composition 8 (Komposition 8), July 1923

Looking for Lesson Plans?

Find tools for the classroom in our Arts Curriculum Online and the Learning Through Art lesson plan database.

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