WashU community

The Kemper Art Museum provides unique teaching and learning opportunities for the Washington University community and offers a variety of ways to experience how art reflects and shapes our understanding of the world.

In-Person Visits

While the Kemper Art Museum remains closed to the public, the Museum is accessible to Washington University students, faculty, and staff in support of teaching on campus during the 2020–21 academic year. 

Learn more here >>

Educator-led tours in the Museum are available for campus groups of up to 10 people Monday–Friday, 10 am–3 pm. Following social distancing practices, educators will be using the lobby as a teaching space for facilitated discussion in front of selected artworks.

Faculty are welcome to request a custom-designed tour or select from one of the offerings here >>

Learn more and schedule a class visit here >>

Zoom Tours

Zoom tours led by museum educators introduce your class to 4–6 artworks using high resolution images to create an immersive art experience. Students can join from anywhere, and recorded tours are available for students participating in asynchronous instruction.

Faculty are welcome to request a custom-designed tour or select from one of the offerings here >>

To schedule a Zoom tour, please email jgarza@wustl.edu, Museum Academic Programs Coordinator, at least two weeks before the desired date.

Learning Resources

The Kemper education team is also available for consultations with instructors to develop digital resources that can support remote learning. Visit our Learning Resources page to access virtual tours, educator guides, and more. You can also browse the collection database, jumpstart your search with lists of artworks organized by theme, and read in-depth scholarly essays about selected works in the Spotlight series. 

Teaching Gallery

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for collection-based displays related to their courses. Once a proposal is accepted, Museum staff work with faculty to develop the installation. Open to the public as well as tied to a specific curriculum, these exhibitions are intended to serve as parallel classrooms, supplementing coursework through object-based learning and dialogue among faculty, students, and the community. Find out more >>

Study Room

The Museum’s Study Room, a dedicated space to support the teaching of University courses as well as scholarly research on the collection, is not available for reservations at this time.