For Educators

Wonderful works of art await you at the BMA!

Each year, The Baltimore Museum of Art welcomes more than 25,000 students and teachers to its galleries, and proudly introduces its extensive collection and special exhibitions through school tours, educational programs, and workshops. Friendly, knowledgeable gallery teachers lead students on tours of discovery, helping them develop their visual and analytic skills through close observation and lively conversation.

Teachers will find high-quality, affordable professional development opportunities and resources at the BMA—all designed to support classroom curricula and enhance student learning across disciplines. Find out more about our School & Teacher Programs here.

The Museum is deeply grateful to Education Funders who support the BMA's engaging school, teacher, and public programs.

In Memory of Mary Sharp

After a lifetime of service to the BMA and museums around the world, Mary Guthrie Miller Naquin Sharp recently passed away at the age of 100. Mrs. Sharp was a longstanding Member of the BMA's Friends of the American Wing, dedicated Museum volunteer, and founder of the United States Association of Museum Volunteers, now known as the American Association of Museum Volunteers.

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Mary Sharp and other members of the 1962 Women's Committee
Mrs. Sharp (second from right) with other members of the Women’s Committee in 1966

In Memory of Mary Sharp

After a lifetime of service to the BMA and museums around the world, Mary Guthrie Miller Naquin Sharp recently passed away at the age of 100. Mrs. Sharp was a longstanding Member of the BMA's Friends of the American Wing, dedicated Museum volunteer, and founder of the United States Association of Museum Volunteers, now known as the American Association of Museum Volunteers.

Mrs. Sharp co-founded the U.S. Federation of Friends of Museums and served as vice president on the World Federation of Friends of Museums (WFFM). She traveled the world on WFFM’s behalf and was a member of its board of trustees through 2017. In addition, Mrs. Sharp served on the Volunteer Committee of Art Museums (VCAM) and was a co-organizer of the 1973 VCAM conference hosted by the BMA and the Walters Art Gallery.

The BMA is greatly indebted to Mrs. Sharp for her unwavering dedication, from serving on the Women's Committee in 1961 to her most recent generous gift in support of the Close Encounter's program on the occasion of her 100th birthday in May 2018. The Museum will not be the same without Mrs. Sharp's singular dedicated support.

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