Distance Learning programs for students learning remotely from home or in the classroom.

The MFA offers two ways to connect students through distance learning with its global collection of art. Explore with an MFA educator through free livestreamed programs on a range of topics scheduled throughout the school year, or reserve an individual classroom videoconference program (coming in April) for a private session for your classroom.

Individual Classroom Videoconference Programs

Private sessions with an MFA educator: the educator connects for a 30-minute session during the time window reserved to accommodate specific class schedules.

$175 per individual classroom (up to 30 students)
Note: no charge to Boston Public Schools, Lawrence Public Schools, and schools in Maine and New Hampshire through a pre-funded program. Limited additional funding is available for schools with demonstrated need. Please contact distancelearning@mfa.org to inquire.

Program Offerings

Discover how 20th-century African American artists Allan Rohan Crite and Walter Augustus Simon and contemporary artist Rob “Problak” Gibbs found inspiration in the places and communities in which they lived and worked. Introduce students to how an artist’s style can be influenced by the environment and the people around them.

Recommended for Grades 1–5

Explore ancient Nubia through its magnificent jewelry, pottery, and sculpture. Students learn how the Museum is confronting 20th-century biases that led to misinterpretations of Nubian art and culture in the past and how the MFA now offers new ways of understanding Nubia’s history and contemporary relevance.

Recommended for Grades 6–12

Availability

Programs offered April 6–June 10; no programming during April Vacation Week. All times ET.

30-minute sessions are available during the following windows:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9–10 am
10–11 am
11 am–12 pm
1–2 pm
9–10 am
10–11 am
11 am–12 pm
9–10 am
10–11 am
11 am–12 pm
1–2 pm

How to Book

To request an Individual Classroom Videoconference Program, please submit a request form at least 2 weeks prior to your preferred program date. Your program will be confirmed within 3–5 business days. Questions? Contact distancelearning@mfa.org.

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Free Livestreamed Programs

These 30-minute live interactive programs connect students with an MFA educator to engage in discussion and activities to encourage deeper understanding of the work of an art museum and how art connects us to the human experience, both past and present.

Distance Learning
Online Events
June 7, 2021
11:10 am–11:40 am

Recommended for Grades 6–12

Distance Learning
Online Events
June 7, 2021
1:10 pm–1:40 pm

Recommended for Grades 6–12

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