Educator Resources

Faculty Resources

KSU student tour in ZMA UNBOUND exhibition

  • Each semester, the Zuckerman Museum of Art issues a Faculty Resource Guide to provide in one document an overview of what is on display in the galleries. This document includes synopses of the exhibitions and an outline of the themes and learning goals they contain.

    Download Guide
  • If you would like to bring a group of students to the Zuckerman Museum or would like assistance in planning a learning experience for students, please contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elizabeth Thomas, at or (470)578-6767.  You may also request a docent-led or self-guided tour for your students with the form below: 

    Faculty Tour Request

P-12 Resources

Youth group tour in ZMA Looming Chaos exhibition.

  • The Zuckerman Museum of Art Education and Outreach Program seeks to inspire, challenge, and explore ideas by providing access to art and creativity. 

    As liaisons for the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, the mission of the ZMA Outreach and Education Program is to provide access to art and ideas that are unique and contemporary. To do so, we: 

    • Present experiences that inspire participants through creativity.  
    • Employ a variety of teaching methods to engage participants in actively building knowledge.  
    • Develop activities that reach beyond the museum walls by promoting visual literacy.  
    • Act as a conduit for interdisciplinary programs through partnerships that challenge what art and a museum can do.  

    Through these initiatives, the ZMA Outreach and Education Program seeks to open previously closed doors, help decipher complex information and meaning, and offer guests a different perspective of the world around them.  

    The ZMA Education and Outreach Program works on behalf of our immediate and greater community including: the students, faculty and staff of Kennesaw State University; lifelong learners; educators; museum enthusiasts; and museum newcomers. We celebrate multiculturalism and welcome those who have been traditionally underserved. 

    For more information, please contact us at or 470-578-3223.  


  • Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education, School of Art and Design and Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art established two high-profile Youth Art Galleries on the University campus in October 2016. The galleries are located in Kennesaw Hall and the Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Education Building. Each location has 30 ready-made frames and serves as an inspiration for KSU students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike. The exhibitions rotate three times a year. Any Georgia art educator is eligible to display student art in the Youth Art Galleries. Inclusion in any block is competitive and will be determined by the KSU stakeholders.  

    Submission Deadlines:
    September 15th for consideration of November – February displays
    January 15th for consideration of March – June displays
    May 15th for consideration of July – October displays

    How to apply: 
    To learn more about the galleries, click to download the prospectus and application. If you have further questions, please contact Elizabeth Thomas.  

    Youth Art Galleries Application



    Request a Tour

    With our permanent collection spanning several centuries and regularly rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, we hope you choose the Zuckerman Museum of Art for your next field trip or tour.  The Zuckerman Museum of Art offers free admission and is the perfect destination for a low cost field trip for students of all ages. 

    Self-guided tours at the ZMA are a great way to spend time with your family and friends and are an excellent way to engage your students. We recommend that you allow for approximately two hours to see the Zuckerman Museum of Art. To be sure our gallery spaces can accommodate your visit, we ask that groups of 10 or more please give advance notice of one week before arrival. No reservations are required for self-guided visits of less than 10 people.  

    Docent-led tours are also available at the ZMA. Our highly trained staff will provide your group with a dynamic learning experience. While we recommend about one hour for a basic tour, we will happily work with you to meet your specific needs. We can also pre-arrange an interactive element at your request (please be prepared to allow for a longer visit.)  

    Self-guided or docent-led tours may be paired with creative, interactive workshops for any grade level to enhance learning in the classroom. Combine your visit to the ZMA with a tour of Kennesaw State’s gorgeous campus and stop for a meal at our award-winning campus eatery, The Commons.  

    High school students may take advantage of a variety of extended tours. All 4 academic units of the College of the Arts offer prospective high school groups the opportunity to walk through their classrooms, studios, theaters, practice rooms, galleries, and other learning spaces to better envision what a college experience in the Arts at KSU would be like.  

    Art + 1 Tours offer a similar extended experience for high schoolers but of academic areas outside of the College of the Arts. For art students looking to apply their skills in different ways they may be interested in also touring one of the following programs: Spatial Mapping in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Sustainable Design with the KSU Sustainability Program or Department of Software Engineering and Game Design and Development in the College of Computing on the Marietta Campus. More Art + 1 Tours are in the planning stages, so please stay tuned for even more! 

    Reservations are required for all docent-led tours or self-guided parties of 10 or more. 

  • The Zuckerman Museum of Art is committed to supporting P-12 teachers as they work to deliver curriculum and create learning experiences for their students. Our role is to share as many resources as we can to further enable student development and growth. The arts are fundamental to human experience and culture. We strive to be reliable source of content for educators to help students learn more about themselves and world through the visual arts.

    Here we are providing access to lesson plans created by museum educators, KSU faculty, KSU preservice student educators, and professional P-12 educators. 

    Looming Chaos, Spring 2020
    Exhibition archive
    6th-8th Grade, Floor Plans: Exhibition Design is Art! (PDF)

    Ruth Zuckerman Collection: Inside Out, Spring 2020
    Exhibition archive
    Observational Drawing: 3D to 2D to 3D again (PDF)

    UNBOUND, Spring 2020
    Exhibition archive
    Paper Sculptures: Planes with Movement (PDF)

    Additional lesson plans from past exhibitions may be found here

    If you have created a lesson around any ZMA collection object(s) or temporary exhibition, feel free to submit your lesson to share! We would be glad to publish any ZMA-related lessons or activities that educators in our community have found useful with their classes. For questions and to share ideas, please email Elizabeth Thomas.