Schools & Teachers

The Norton Simon Museum is temporarily unable to offer in-person tours. However, we encourage you to review and utilize our resources designed to support engagement with art, whether in the classroom or virtually.

Explore the Norton Simon collections with your students through curriculum packets investigating a wide range of artworks. Watch our “Spotlight on Art” series of short videos designed for teachers and students. Read tips for looking at art that provide multiple entry points for students to make connections and find personal meaning. And experiment with materials and processes through hands-on art-making activities inspired by objects in the collection.

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Curriculum Packets

Explore the content and context of artworks in the Norton Simon collection with these curriculum packets designed for middle- to high-school teachers.

Grades: 5–12

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Virtual Tours

Explore the Norton Simon collections through virtual staff-guided tours for grades 5–12.

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Art-Making Activities

Find a variety of art projects inspired by the Norton Simon collection that are designed to inspire creativity in students of all ages.

Grades: K–12

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DIY Stories in the Afternoon

Enjoy Stories in the Afternoon at home with pairings of some of our favorite children’s books with works from our collection.

Grades: K–2

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Spotlight on Art: Videos for Schools

Take a closer look at artworks from the collection in this series of short videos led by Museum educators.

Grades: 5–12

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Professional Development

Develop the skills to bring art into the classroom with  our professional development program.

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Curate the Collection

Discover how art can be used to encourage and develop empathy with these resources designed for elementary, middle- and high-school students.

Grades: K–12

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Additional Resources

Explore our additional resources for teachers and students.

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