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.



class visits and student tours



Visits & Tours

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


P-12 Resources

  • The second-ever Art Educators Biennial will take place in the Fine Arts Gallery of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University from July 26, 2022 – August 26, 2022. The 2022 biennial, Invisible to Visible, focuses on the creative act the artist engages to bring ideas to visual form. Atlanta-based artist Al Shockley will jury the show. 

    Exhibition Timeline:

    • Friday, April 15, submission window opens (live link will appear here on 4/15)
    • Friday, June 10, submission window closes at 11:59 pm
    • Friday, July 10, artists notified of juror's selections
    • Saturday, July 23, selected art delivered to ZMA's Fine Arts Gallery
    • Tuesday, July 26, exhibition opens
    • Friday, July 29, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Reception for the Artists
    • Friday, August 26, exhibition closes
    • Saturday, August 27, artwork pick-up

    Please review all guidelines before submitting work for consideration. Any questions can be sent to Elizabeth Thomas.

  • Kennesaw State University’s Bagwell College of Education, School of Art and Design and Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art established two high-profile Youth Art Galleries on the University campus in October 2016. The galleries are located in Kennesaw Hall and the Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Education Building. Each location has 30 ready-made frames and serves as an inspiration for KSU students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike. The exhibitions rotate three times a year. Any Georgia art educator is eligible to display student art in the Youth Art Galleries. Inclusion is competitive and will be determined by the KSU stakeholders.  

    Submission Deadlines:
    September 15th for consideration of November – February displays
    January 15th for consideration of March – June displays
    May 15th for consideration of July – October displays

    How to apply: 
    To learn more about the galleries, click to download the prospectus.


    Once you have reviewed the information in the prospectus and are ready to apply, please use the online form to submit your application. If you have further questions, please contact Elizabeth Thomas. 

  • 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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