education at unm art museum

The UNM Art Museum’s Education department seeks to bring visitors and works of art together in meaningful ways. Because our guests range in age from toddlers to seniors, come from diverse backgrounds, and seek varied experiences from art, our education programs are flexible, while being grounded in experiential, interactive and inquiry-based learning theories. The UNM Art Museum offers a menu of choices for University and K-12 classes, and community groups:

  • Guided and Self-guided visits
  • University and high school internships
  • Evenings for Educators
  • Professional Development Workshops

All group visits (of 10 or more) to the Museum must be booked in advance, including self-guided visits. This enables us to best provide high quality experiences for all visitors. We require 1 chaperone per 8 students for K-12 classes; visitors with special needs and younger children may require more chaperones. Please call 277-4010 to discuss your unique chaperone needs. To schedule your visit, please e-mail sodiniz@unm.edu at least 2 weeks prior.


Discover the potential of an art exhibition to enrich and energize student learning. An English professor wrote, “a UNM Art Museum visit…is a great way to build community in the classroom; the teacher becomes a student as well.” To schedule your visit, please e-mail sodiniz@unm.edu at least 2 weeks prior.

K-12: Public, Private and Home school

Imagine the light in your students’ eyes as they look closely at a rare, 19th century tintype of civil war soldiers, and watch history come alive. Listen to a teen’s empathic response to Native American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s work, “The artist showed me the way we feel inside when we are being treated differently because of our race.” What happens in the UNM Art Museum changes students’ lives. To schedule your visit, please e-mail sodiniz@unm.edu at least 2 weeks prior.

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The UNM Art Museum welcomes the greater-Albuquerque communities to our public programs. To schedule a guided visit of 10 or more individuals, please e-mail sodiniz@unm.edu at least 2 weeks prior.