de Saisset Museum

South Bay's free museum of art and history

Classroom Connections: Education Programs


The de Saisset Museum presents several education programs each academic quarter. Each event provides a fun opportunity for students to get involved with—and learn about—the arts. Education programs typically relate to our exhibitions or the Museum's permanent collection and can include lectures, conversations, panel discussions, symposia, docent tours, College Night, Family and Community Days, and artist workshops.

There are a variety of ways to incorporate the de Saisset's education programs into your classroom syllabus. Examples of previous connections are provided below; however the Museum staff always welcomes new ideas.

Suggestions for Connections to the Classroom through Education Programs:

  • Require students to attend an education program at the de Saisset Museum (with prior arrangement, the Museum can provide an attendance sign-in sheet) and/or require a reflection paper in response
  • Offer extra credit to students who attend a Museum education program
  • Arrange an Explore with Me Docent Tour for your class
  • Encourage students to enroll in the Explore with Me Docent internship program
  • Propose a program that relates to the Museum's exhibitions or collections

How to Make a Classroom Connection:

To find out more about how to take advantage of education programs or to propose and idea, contact Lindsey Kouvaris, Assistant Director, Exhibitions & Programs, at or 408.554.4528.

Image: Mediation into Action: Three Perspectives on Art. Social Justice, and Spirituality program in conjunction with Evri Kwong: Everything is OK exhibition, photo courtesy Chuck Barry.



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