EDUCATION Grades 9 – 12 Programs

Grades 9 - 12 Programs

Visiting The Heckscher is a yearly tradition for high schools across Long Island!

Join us for an in-person or virtual program, designed specifically with your students’ needs in mind. Programs begin on Thursday, September 23.

To ensure everyone’s safety, all in-person programs are held when the Museum is closed to the public. See details below!

Exhibitions To Explore
A broad range of exhibitions are available for your students to discover!
Learn more about exhibitions.

Scheduling

  • Online: “Book Now” below to complete a Program Request Form. Once your form is submitted, a staff member will contact you within 3 business days to confirm and schedule your program!
  • By Phone: Call 631.380.3292, Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Questions?
Email education@heckscher.org or call 631.380.3292.

 

Tours + Long Island's Best

IN-PERSON TOUR + LI BEST
60 minutes + video access

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am, 12 – 1 pm
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am

$12 per student (minimum 15 students, or $150)

Participating in Long Island’s Best and looking to explore the Museum and help your students to generate ideas? This program includes an in-person tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions and access to a video overview of Long Island’s Best – how to get inspired, submit artwork, and more – to watch and share with your students! Each program earns your school 4 additional entries into Long Island’s Best.

Learn more about exhibitions

VIRTUAL TOUR + LI BEST
40 minutes + video access
Zoom/Google Meet
Mondays & Tuesdays, times are flexible

$175 per class

Participating in Long Island’s Best 2022 and looking to explore the Museum and help your students to generate ideas? This program includes both a virtual tour of a Museum exhibition using Zoom or Google Meet and access to a video overview of Long Island’s Best – how to get inspired, submit artwork, and more – to watch and share with your students! Each program earns your school 4 additional entries into Long Island’s Best.

Learn more about exhibitions

IN-PERSON TOUR
60 minutes

Wednesdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am, 12 – 1 pm
Thursdays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am
Fridays, 9:30 – 10:30 am, 10:45 – 11:45 am
$10 per student (minimum 15 students, or $150)

Explore with a Museum Educator leading engaging conversations as students learn about artwork on view. Discussions challenge students to think critically and look carefully, developing their visual literacy skills and encouraging them to express their unique points of view.

Learn more about exhibitions

VIRTUAL TOUR
Zoom/Google Meet
40 minutes
Mondays & Tuesdays, times are flexible
$150 per class

Explore with a Museum Educator leading engaging conversations as students learn about select artwork on view. Discussions challenge students to think critically and look carefully, developing their visual literacy skills and encouraging them to express their unique points of view.

Learn more about exhibitions

We just wanted to say THANK YOU! The virtual field trips were so good! Everyone has been group texting on how great the experience was.  We really appreciate the extra effort and work that goes into doing this virtually.  I am so glad it worked out and can’t wait to see what our students create for Long Island’s Best!

– Vanessa Albaneze, Art Teacher, John F. Kennedy HS, Bellmore

[My Heckscher virtual field trip] was a wonderful experience! The staff presented content in a variety of ways and they discussed topics on both a broad and personal level, which held my students’ attention and allowed them to share their individual stories. I would definitely recommend Heckscher programs to other art teachers!

– Allyson Uttendorfer, AP Art and Design & Photography teacher, Half Hollow Hills HS East

NAHS 6x6 Collaborative

CREATE, COLLABORATE, EXHIBIT!

This year marks the 8th annual National Art Honor Society 6×6 Collaborative! This annual program brings National Art Honor Society (NAHS) Chapters together to collaborate, create and exhibit! Students from different high schools meet for a virtual Museum experience, learn about artwork on view and ultimately create and exhibit their work in the Museum in the spring.

Get involved for the 2021-2022 school year!

Learn more

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

Leadership Grants for Museum Discovery Programs are provided by

  • The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation
  • Suffolk Countythrough County Executive Steven Ballone, and Legislators Susan A. Berland and Tom Donnelly
  • Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
  • Ike, Molly, and Steven Elias Foundation
  • PNC Charitable Trusts/Nadon Trust/Margy Hargraves and Family
  • The Rauch Foundation
  • Jefferson Family Charitable Foundation
  • The Alpha Omega Charitable Foundation
  • Frank J. Antun Foundation
  • The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
  • National Grid Foundation
  • New York Community Bank Foundation
  • The Rea Charitable Trust

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