Quality educational programming is a top priority for the Fresno Art Museum. From classes for children, tours for students, resources for artists and teachers, to thought-provoking lectures and bus excursions to other Museums and events for adults, the Museum strives to create programs and exhibitions that enlighten, challenge, and inspire creativity for all ages and provide a powerful opportunity for learning, exploration, engagement, and fun.
In recent years, a focus on Valley youth from every socio-economic group has become increasingly important for the Museum and particularly our Education Department. With numerous cuts to arts education in our schools, the Museum strives to be an innovator and find ways to provide opportunities for all students to positively interact with the arts. A key objective in our educational programming is to foster the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts, spark critical thinking, and improve our community’s quality of life through the arts.
Each year the Fresno Art Museum expands and enhances its educational programs through partnerships with such organizations as the Fresno County Office of Education, Center for Creativity and the Arts at California State University, Fresno, the Economic Opportunities Commission, the Girl Scouts, SAM Academy, Fresno County Public Library, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministry, the Cultural Arts Rotary Club and others.