Digital Resources for Educators

The MFA is here to support teachers in an ever-changing educational landscape. Here are some resources for teachers to engage students with the Museum’s global collection and connect your classroom to the MFA!

Digital images of works of art in the MFA’s collection can further your teaching across disciplines. Use our resources on your own or request some help in your search for images from our knowledgeable volunteer educators.

MFA Boston Art Finders

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We want to make it easier for you to find digital images from the MFA collection that can support your teaching and spark new directions of thought, learning, and connection for your students. Art Finders centers narratives, creative voices, and perspectives that museums have historically underrepresented.

We are accepting requests this summer. Follow the link below, describe your topic or unit of instruction, and receive a customized Google slide deck.

Note: We are currently in the process of making select existing resources more widely available, and are pausing the creation of new customized slide decks. Please use this form to request resources for use in October 2024 or later.

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Image Sets

These image sets are designed to make it easy to share compelling works of art with students and emphasize the teaching of fuller, inclusive histories.

Video Playlist for Educators

Screenshot of Zoom presentation depicting Mural Project mural, with inset of artist Rob Gibbs

Catch up on the MFA’s free content for educators on our Educator Workshops playlist on YouTube. Find recordings of artist talks, workshops, and panel discussions relevant to your classroom.

Additional Online Resources

Online Exhibition Resources

For more image sets, videos, and additional information see these pages for select current and recent exhibitions.

Distance Learning

Find this year’s list of free programs for students learning remotely or in the classroom.

View Distance Learning Programs