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Resources for Educators


Online Guides

Look to our online guides for:

  • Introductions to the arts and cultures we represent
  • Information on the objects in our collections
  • Classroom activities and lesson plans

Visit the Explore and Learn page to research topics by area.


Classroom Activity

Educator Resource: Sōtatsu's Waves at Matsushima

sotatsuUse this printable full-color image of a Freer artwork in your classroom. The image is accompanied by a brief, lively commentary that provides context and avenues for further discovery.

Educator Resource (PDF, 664 KB)


The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.