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Professional Development and School Tours available for all school districts.

For information on opportunities for teacher professional development for your district please contact Cindy Petersen, Deputy Director of Education at 540.201.4137 or cpetersen[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org

For school tours information and reservations contact Katrina King, Tours & Visitor Engagement Coordinator, at 540.201.4131 or kking[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

Partnerships with Roanoke City Public Schools


All Roanoke City Public Schools are welcome to schedule a school tour at no charge. The Taubman Museum of Art Roanoke City Public Pre-K-12 School Program funded in part by the generous support of the City of Roanoke.  


Middle School Art Camps

A collaboration between Roanoke City Public Schools and the Taubman Museum of Art.

Summer Camps

Come and stretch your imagination and expand your art skills at the Taubman. Each week of camp will explore a wide variety of art techniques and materials. Campers will have opportunities to learn about the art and artists in the galleries and be inspired to create their own masterpieces. An art show will take place on Thursday of each week of camp, showcasing the work by campers for their friends and families to enjoy. Classes will be taught by Roanoke City teachers and local artists. Transportation will be provided to and from the schools, and all supplies will be provided.

Contact the Fine Arts Office of Roanoke City Schools at 540.853.2877 for registration forms and more information.

5-5-5 XXL Museum Career Day

Roanoke City Public Schools, the Taubman Museum and ROTEC will be offering a Summer Career Camp for 5th graders.

Students can select from a list of exciting careers including Culinary Arts, Teaching, Automotive Technology, Engineering, Construction, Careers in Medicine, Cosmetology, TV Broadcasting and Production.  Camp will be held at ROTEC.

On one day, all campers will come to the Taubman to explore careers in the arts. Lunch and transportation from Elementary Summer School sites provided.

Students are not required to attend summer school to participate in 5-5-5 XXL. All registration is through 5th grade elementary school teachers.

Outreach - The 21st Century Program

The Taubman Museum provides afterschool art education enrichment classes to five Roanoke City Schools—Westside Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Round Hill Elementary, Highland Park Elementary, and Jackson Middle—for the over four years as part of the 21st Century program. The workshops consist of an Art History and Elements of Art lesson followed by a project putting these ideas into practice. The projects bring our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions to life for the students. 

Teacher Professional Development

Roanoke City Art Educators participate in a yearly professional development session at the Taubman which includes presentations from the curatorial staff, artists and hands-on curriculum connections that they can bring back into the classroom. 

Partnerships with Roanoke County Public Schools 

Tours for Roanoke County K-1st grade students

For the school year 2015-2016 all K-1st grade students have the opportunity to participate in a school tour of the Taubman free of charge. Art Connections is a 90-minute gallery visit, art and literacy cross curricular lesson based on our exhibits and exploration time in Art Venture, our interactive children’s gallery.  

Teacher Professional Development

Roanoke County Art Educators participate in a two-day yearly professional development session at the Taubman which includes presentations from the Curatorial Staff, artists, and hands-on curriculum connections that they can bring back into the classroom.

Museum Studies

The Museum Studies course conducted at the Taubman Museum of Art is a course covering 4 years, 9th through 12th grade. Its goal is to augment the fine arts instruction occurring through the Burton Center for Arts and Technology, Visual Arts and Museum Studies. Students spend 24-27 hours per year within the Taubman learning about museum studies and art history. They have the unique opportunity to examine firsthand works of art from the museum’s permanent collection as well as all temporary exhibitions. Participants gain early exposure to employment options available in the museum setting by interacting with museum staff. They participate in hands-on projects that are created with the purpose of their use in the educational programming at the Museum.