To ensure the health and safety of our community, University of California, Irvine continues to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus/COVID-19. In support of preventative care efforts on campus and beyond, we have temporarily closed the museum and canceled our in-person public programs, including Tours, School Visits, and Guided Group Visits, until further notice. 

School visits to IMCA contribute to the development of stronger critical-thinking skills, empathy, and curiosity about art and culture. When students are encouraged to express themselves and take risks in discussing and creating art, they awaken their imaginations and nurture their creative and innovative potential. School visits offer opportunities for students to develop observation and interpretation skills using visual and sensory information, build knowledge independently and with one another, and cultivate an interest in artistic production.


An IMCA Virtual School Visit is a one-hour, interactive, distance-learning experience for students in grades 3 – 12. The program is open to all public, private, charter, and homeschooled students. The Virtual School Visit, facilitated by UCI student educators and IMCA teaching artists, includes an inquiry- and dialogue-based experience looking at artworks in IMCA’s collection and hands-on activities where students are encouraged to explore ideas and respond to the art making processes. 

Virtual School Visits are free, offered on your school’s platform of choice (Google Meet, Google Classroom, Zoom, etc.), and tailored to individual classroom needs.

To request a Virtual School Visit, complete and submit the form below at least 4 weeks in advance. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Sofia Gutierrez, Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement, at

Virtual School Visits during the 2020 – 2021 school year are available through June 30, 2021. Requests for Virtual School Visits during the 2021 –  2022 school year will open in August 2021.


If you are affiliated with a university or community college and are interested in scheduling a virtual visit for undergraduate or graduate students, please contact Sofia Gutierrez, Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement at


Students painting with the Plein Air Project, 2016, © Jeff Sewell