Learn at the Museum

The Museum offers educational programs for all ages.

In 2018–2019, the Museum served 259,032 participants, including 72,651 children, through onsite and offsite educational programs and exhibitions. We provided approximately 23,670 contact hours of otherwise unavailable arts education and engagement through more than 498 high-impact programs.

When the Museum reopens in 2019, we will 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.

In the meantime, be sure to 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 the Windgate Foundation, Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, the Edith & Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund, and the Biltmore Community Benefit Fund for supporting the Museum's educational programs in 2018–2019.

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.

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!

Thank you to the PNC Foundation, the Walnut Cove Members’ Association, and RHA Health Services for supporting programs for families in 2018–2019.

For Educators

To be included on our mailing list or for more information about any of these programs, call 828.253.3227 x121.

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 Research 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 Walnut Cove Members’ Association, the Blumenthal Foundation, the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Duke Energy, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the City of Asheville for supporting programs for pre-K–12 students in 2018–2019.