Learn at the Museum

The Museum offers educational programs for all ages.

In 2019–2020, the Museum served 208,410 participants, including 55,398 children, through onsite and offsite educational programs and exhibitions. We provided approximately 29,637 contact hours of otherwise unavailable arts education and engagement through 815 high-impact programs.

In the new Museum, we continue to offer a wide range of programming for all ages—from early childhood initiatives and Summer Art Camp, to our Adult Studio, live dance and musical performances, gallery talks, and more.

Check back here often for an ongoing schedule of outreach initiatives including preschool storytime at local libraries, pop-up exhibitions and related programs, and art travel excursions.

Thank you to Art Bridges, Windgate Foundation, Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, and the Biltmore Community Benefit Fund for supporting the Museum's educational programs in 2019–2020.

For Adults

To be included on our mailing list or for more information about any of these programs, call 828.253.3227 x122.

The Museum offers a variety of programs for college students and adults of all ages including artist and gallery talks, a book discussion group, classes and workshops, concerts and performances, film screenings, special events, and more.

Have you attended a program recently? Tell us about your experience!

Refund policy for adult programs: Unless otherwise noted, refunds for ticketed/paid adult programs will be made if a request is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the scheduled program. The full cost of the ticket/registration, minus any credit card or other processing fees, will be issued via check within 30 days following the written request.

Thank you to Art Bridges and the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation for supporting programs for adults in 2019–2020.

For Families

To be included on our mailing list or for more information about any of these programs, call 828.253.3227 x133.

The Museum provides programs throughout the year for children and families. Programs take place at the Museum and in the community, and include activities for preschool through intergenerational visitors.

Have you attended a program recently? Tell us about your experience!

Refund policy for family programs: Unless otherwise noted, refunds for ticketed/paid family programs will be made if a request is submitted in writing at least two weeks before the scheduled program. The full cost of the ticket/registration, minus any credit card or other processing fees, will be issued via check within 30 days following the written request.

Thank you to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the PNC Foundation, and the Walnut Cove Members Association for supporting programs for families in 2019–2020.

For Educators

To be included on our mailing list or for more information about any of these programs, call 828.253.3227 x133.

The Museum invites students and teachers to investigate the important role that art plays in life and learning through its student and teacher programs. Programs include guided tours, professional development for teachers, and multi-visit classroom residencies.

Teachers are also invited to use the Museum’s Frances Mulhall Achilles Art Library. For more information, click here.

What is the educational value of field trips? Read about how taking students to an art museum improves their critical-thinking skills and more.

Thank you to the PNC Foundation, the Blumenthal Foundation, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Duke Energy, the American Institute of Architects Asheville, the Walnut Cove Members Association, TD Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of Henderson County, the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund, and the City of Asheville for supporting programs for pre-K–12 students in 2019–2020.