VISUAL THINKING STUDIOS

"Our education staff, contract educators, and docents are all trained in VTS, and incorporate VTS in our gallery tours, school programs, and outreach programs."

- Museum Educator

VTS is a strong component of many museum-based education programs, including:
  • Heide Museum of Modern Art  
    Bulleen, Melbourne, Australia  
    Heide's galleries, architecture, sculpture park and gardens occupy a unique position in the cultural history of Australia and development of modern and contemporary Australian art. Heide's trained educators lead VTS tours that can be taken as a one-off museum experience or as part of our multi-visit school partnership. 
  • Ball State University Museum of Art
    Muncie, IN
    The BSUMA will develop and disseminate a third-to-sixth-grade standards-based language arts curriculum using works of art in the museum’s collection using VTS.
  • Brattleboro Museum
    Brattleboro, VT
    Brattleboro Museum & Art Center's education program is centered on VTS, which is used in all school visits and with all ages. The Museum brings changing exhibits of art of our time to its six galleries three times a year.

  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA
    The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have rendered a century of public service in the arts, and it is our mission to extend that service into the next century. The FAMSF uses VTS for their 1st-3rd grade tours and the methodology also informs our work with upper grade levels.

  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
    Memphis, TN
    The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the Mid-South's largest encyclopedic art museum as well as a center for cultural activity for the entire family.  The Museum has piloted a VTS collaboration with three inner city schools, beginning in 2008.

  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum
    Provincetown, MA
    Since 1914, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) has distinguished itself as a vibrant center of 20th and 21st century art. PAAM utilizes VTS in a variety of educational programs and settings including: docent trainings and general tours facilitated by staff; the Student and Educator Curating Program; classroom environments K-12 utilizing work from our permanent collection; and out-of-school programming for children and youth.

  • The Wolfsonian-FIU
    Miami, FL
    The Wolfsonian, Florida International University, an art & design museum located in the heart of the Art Deco District in Miami Beach, uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, political, and technological changes that have transformed our world. Museum education staff use VTS primarily with K-12 and university students. School teachers are also trained to implement VTS in their classrooms.