Distance Learning Overview

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s award-winning distance learning program connects students from all over the country and beyond with the museum to enrich their study of history, languages, science, math, and the visual arts. Through live videoconferencing, students view art and artifacts from around the world while sharing in two-way conversations with museum educators. The program has been recognized with the highest awards in its field: the CILC Pinnacle Award and the Teachers’ Choice award.

Lessons are designed for grades K–12 and are aligned with national, Ohio, New York, and Michigan learning standards. 

Teacher workshops are also available to introduce audiences to videoconferencing. Choose two to three lesson topics in order to sample images and content in these half-hour sessions. 

We invite teachers to contact us before the videoconference 

to discuss any specific content questions or issues. 

Please contact Dale Hilton at dhilton [at] clevelandart.org, by phone at 216-707-2491, or by fax at 216-707-6679 with questions.



Foreign Languages
¡Hablamos su idioma!
Nous parlons votre langue!
Parliamo la vostra lingua!
Wir sprechen Ihre Sprache!

We speak your language!

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Distance Learning program offers videoconferences in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Mandarin is also available by special arrangement.

This is a unique opportunity to motivate your students while improving their language skills in conversations with native speakers. Each program includes social studies, art, and history of the countries and cultures discussed.

Adult Groups/Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning 
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Distance Learning offerings engage adult learners with visually rich, multidisciplinary topics. Subjects such as America’s Story, Gods and Heroes, and Medieval Masterpieces are great choices. For other suggestions call 216-707-2491 or e-mail dhilton [at] clevelandart.org.

Post-Secondary Education
Semester-length university level courses are available. Topics include A Survey of Non-Western Art and Museum Practices. Call 216-707-2491 or e-mail dhilton [at] clevelandart.org for further information.

Customized Lessons
In addition, customized lessons may be requested to enhance specific audience or curriculum needs. These special topics are subject to staff availability.

Customized Lessons (Special Topics) Available:

  • Achievements of Greece and Rome, Grades 7–10
  • Buddhism, Grades 6–12
  • German Art, Grades 8–12
  • Repatriated Art, Grades 8–12
  • Tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Grades 6–12
  • Vik Muniz, Grades 7–12

Register for a special topic (please specify which custom lesson you would like)

Coming soon:

  • German and Japanese Woodblock Printing, Grades 9–12
  • International Baccalaureate: International Mindedness, Grades 9–12


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