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Ryan Learning Center


Drop in to the Ryan Learning Center, where admission is always free. Find spaces for family learning, art making, educator resources, and more.
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Family Spaces

Make, look, design, and touch your way through family-oriented spaces in the Ryan Learning Center. Stop in the Family Room to find drop-in art making every day and create a customized tour using the award-winning interactive JourneyMaker. Visit the Interactive Gallery and discover artists’ techniques, materials, and practices in a hands-on environment. Explore artwork by families, teens, and educators in the Trott and McCormick Galleries.

A mother and her child create art in the Ryan Learning Center

Classrooms and Studios

The Ryan Learning Center classrooms and studios are home to interactive sessions that combine in-gallery looking and discussion with studio-based explorations of artists’ materials and techniques. Check the calendar to find out about upcoming classes and workshops for adults, families, and teens. Programs specifically for K–12 educators are also offered throughout the year, providing content and strategies for using art as a catalyst for learning for all grade levels and disciplines.

A woman reads through books in the Educator Resource Center in the Ryan Learning Center

Crown Educator Resource Center

Take advantage of this reference library and workspace for educators of all grade levels and disciplines who want to make art central to their students’ learning experiences. Groups of educators may schedule free half-hour orientations in the Crown Educator Resource Center. Classes of pre-service teachers and education students are welcome. Drop by during open hours to speak with a museum educator and pick out a free poster for your classroom.


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