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The BMA is excited to offer virtual school tours to Baltimore City and Baltimore County schools.

Literacy through Art

Literacy through Art is an early learning program that fosters interdisciplinary learning among pre-K and kindergarten students by encouraging creative conversations about art.

It is developed and administered by Baltimore County Public Schools and addresses both Common Core ELA Standards and National Visual Arts Anchor Standards.

If you are a Baltimore County teacher who would like to schedule a Literacy through Art tour, please fill out this form.

We ask that you book your tour 6 weeks in advance.

Literacy Through Art is supported in part by Maryland State Department of Education and the Nora Roberts Foundation.

Close Encounters

Close Encounters is a multiple-visit program with Baltimore City Public Schools that supports close looking, creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking skills inspired by the works of art in the BMA collection.

Fourth grade students participate in a pre-visit classroom experience, engage in three interactive tours of artworks in the Museum, and create original artworks in a studio setting.

Baltimore City Public Schools submit applications in late summer for participation in Close Encounters. To apply to become a Close Encounters school, please contact Suzy Wolffe, Manager of Tour Experience, at

Close Encounters is supported in part by Maryland State Department of Education, Wilmington Trust, The Goldsmith Family Foundation, and The Howard C. and Marguerite E. Muller Charitable Foundation.

School Tour Resources

Schedule a School Tour

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Teacher's Guides

Browse our teacher's guides for even more classroom lessons and activities.

Visitor Information

Review our visitor information to help prepare your students for what to expect when visiting the museum.