Curriculum Resources

Introduce your students to the richness and diversity of works of art in selected collections of the Museum. These comprehensive and fully illustrated guides provide useful background information and ideas for engaging students.

These and other resources are available as packaged sets:

  • Request a complimentary copy. One copy is available free of charge to every New York City public school. See a list of all available teacher resource sets (PDF).
  • Borrow from Nolen Library in the Museum's Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education.
  • Purchase in the Museum Store, online, or by phone (1-800-662-3397). Museum Members receive a discount when ordering over the phone or online. When purchasing in the Museum Store, an educational discount is available upon presentation of a valid school ID.
The Art of the Islamic World

Learn about art and culture of the Islamic world and glean ideas for supporting studies of English language arts, math, science, social studies, world history, and visual arts.

The Art of Africa

Explore the rich and diverse artistic heritage of sub-Saharan Africa through forty traditional works in the Metropolitan's collection.

The Art of Ancient Egypt

Use this comprehensive resource as an invaluable introduction to ancient Egyptian history and art focusing on works in the Museum's collection.

Publications for Educators, The Art of the Ancient Near East

Introduce your students to works of art made in the lands where many features of civilization originated.


Examine and discuss works in the Museum's collection that embody the Renaissance interest in classical learning, fame, and beautiful objects.


Through an exploration of diverse works of art in the Museum's collection from the South Asian subcontinent and the Himalayan region as well as from the many lands of Southeast Asia, this resource provides an ideal introduction to the history and culture of this vast region.


Although Korea's cultural connections with China and Japan form a crucial part of its history, Korea also has a visually rich and technically sophisticated artistic tradition that is separate and distinct from that of its larger East Asian neighbors. This publication will assist educators in presenting Korea's distinctive cultural legacy to students of all ages.


An in-depth exploration of Rodin's renowned late nineteenth-century sculpture commemorating the bravery of Calais's local heroes.

Greek Art from Prehistoric to Classical

This publication is designed not only to introduce the Museum's collection of Greek art, but also to provide a general grounding in ancient Greek culture, from the prehistoric period to the end of the Classical age.


Examine the principles of geometric design that are the basis for the beautiful and intricate patterns in the art of the Islamic world.


This learning-activity set provides a closer look at the Museum's spectacular set of Byzantine silver objects, known as the David Plates.


This resource presents medieval art in the Museum's collection from Western Europe and Byzantium and provides strategies for teaching art of the Middle Ages.


In this focus on one of the Museum's most popular destinations, learn how the garden's peaceful environment offers a window through which you can glimpse how nature was traditionally perceived in Chinese culture.


Introduce your students to the rich cultural legacy of Rome through the study of Roman art.


Search this chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world.

School Groups

Bring your students to the Museum! Request a guided (grades 1–12) or self-guided (pre-K–grade 12) school visit.