Please scroll down to find resources for KSU faculty and P-12 educators. 

Faculty Resource Guide

Each semester, the Zuckerman Museum of Art issues a Faculty Resource Guide to provide an overview of what is on display in the galleries. This document includes synopses of the exhibitions and an outline of the themes and learning goals they contain.



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Visits & Tours

If you would like to bring a group of students to the Zuckerman Museum of Art or would like assistance in planning a learning experience for students, please contact our Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elizabeth Thomas, at 470-578-6767. 


P-12 Resources

  • The 2024 Art Educators Biennial: Playful Encounters will be on view September 3rd through October 4th in the Fine Arts Gallery.


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    The Zuckerman Museum of Art’s 2024 Art Educators Biennial, Playful Encounters, considers how art can be about play and the myriad ways artist-educators engage artmaking for enjoyment and recreation. Play carries the imagination to unexpected destinations and supports unbridled generative work.

    Didi Dunphy, artist and juror of Playful Encounters, engages concepts of play at the core of her practice. According to critic Rebecca Brantley, “Dunphy’s exploration of happiness has factors at work that prove play is a nuanced and worthwhile endeavor. Notions of gender, art history, and fulfillment are among her concerns.”

    This exhibition, open only to art teachers in P-12 schools in the metro Atlanta region, seeks submission of work representing artistic engagement through playful encounters.


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    Didi Dunphy received an MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in the contemporary arts.  She is an accomplished artist having had exhibits in major venues such as the Atlanta Contemporary, COCA, St. Louis, Telfair Museum in Savannah, the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art in Florida, the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA and more. A number of features have been written about Ms. Dunphy including Southern Living, Craft, CMYK, as well as art and exhibition reviews in the LA Times, SF Chronicle, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and others. Dunphy’s design works have been placed in a number of collections and included in design publications such as Elle Décor, Paper, Interior Design, Vogue Living, Cookie, Metropolis as well as design book publications including Downtown Chic by Rizzoli, Toy Design by Braun Publishing and Fun Rooms, Collins Design publishing. Dunphy is represented by whitespace gallery in Atlanta with an upcoming exhibition Summer 2024. 

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    The Youth Art Galleries program at KSU is making some exciting changes! Please be patient while we prepare a new operational format. If you would like to receive information in the future about the renovated program, please sign up here.

  • With a permanent collection spanning several centuries and regularly rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, we hope the Zuckerman Museum of Art will be the choice for your next field trip.  The Zuckerman Museum of Art offers free admission and is the perfect destination for a low cost field trip for students of all ages.

    In-person, docent-led tours and virtual tours through Zoom are available. Our highly trained staff will provide your group with a dynamic learning experience. While we recommend about one hour for a basic tour, we will happily work with you to meet your specific needs. We can also pre-arrange an interactive element at your request (please be prepared to allow for a longer visit.)  

    Self-guided visits or docent-led tours may be paired with creative, interactive workshops for any grade level to enhance learning in the classroom. Combine your trip to the ZMA with a tour of Kennesaw State’s gorgeous campus and stop for a meal at our award-winning campus eatery, The Commons.  

    High school students may take advantage of a variety of extended tours. All 4 academic units of the College of the Arts offer prospective high school groups the opportunity to walk through their classrooms, studios, theaters, practice rooms, galleries, and other learning spaces to better envision what a college experience in the Arts at KSU would be like.  

    Art + 1 Tours offer high school student groups an extended experience of academic areas outside of the College of the Arts. For art students looking to apply their skills in new ways, they may be interested in adding a tour of one of the following programs: Spatial Mapping in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Sustainable Design with the KSU Sustainability Program or Department of Software Engineering and Game Design and Development in the College of Computing on the Marietta Campus. More Art + 1 Tours are in the planning stages, so please stay tuned for even more! 

    Reservations are required for all docent-led tours or self-guided parties of 10 or more.

  • The Zuckerman Museum of Art is committed to supporting P-12 teachers as they work to deliver curriculum and create learning experiences for their students. Our role is to share as many resources as we can to further enable student development and growth. The arts are fundamental to human experience and culture. We strive to be a reliable source of content for educators. We seek to support teachers and students as they learn through the visual arts.

    We provide lesson plans created by museum educators, KSU faculty, KSU preservice student educators, and professional P-12 educators. 


    If you have created a lesson around any ZMA collection object(s) or temporary exhibition, feel free to submit your lesson to share! We would be glad to publish any ZMA-related lessons or activities that educators in our community have found useful with their classes. For questions and to share ideas, please email Elizabeth Thomas.


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