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Ann P. Wyckoff Education Resource Center​​​


For the safety and well-being of our visitors, the Education Resource Center has been closed as part of our ongoing response to the coronavirus. 

The Education Resource Center (ERC) is a launch pad to explore works of art and spark creative learning. The ERC supports inclusive and engaging art experiences through free resources for families, educators, and youth at the museum, in the classroom, and at home.

The Ann P. Wyckoff Education Resource Center (ERC), formerly known as the Teacher Resource Center (TRC), has moved to an expanded space at the Seattle Art Museum.


Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 4 PM
First Thursdays
11 am – 6 PM


Borrowed materials can be returned to the book return, located outside of the ERC (accessible during SAM hours), and the ERC drop box (accessible every day from 6 am to 11 pm), located at the parking garage of the Olympic Sculpture Park.

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Borrowing from the ERC

The ERC offers art resources for both families and educators. The ERC offers interdisciplinary materials to help integrate art into any classroom. Register as a borrower with the ERC for free to check out materials, access online image collections, and reserve Outreach Suitcases. ERC borrowers do not need to be members of SAM and include teachers, principals, home school educators, parents, art volunteers, student teachers, education students, and community arts educators.

The ERC collection will connect you to curriculum guides, books, posters, videos, and CDs, as well as an extensive collection of video and image kits from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. With registration, educators receive a Complimentary Educator’s Pass for a visit to either the Seattle Art Museum or Asian Art Museum, advance notice about educator programs, and 20% off membership to the Seattle Art Museum plus a 10% discount at SAM Shop (proof of current employment as an educator is required.


Search the ERC Online Catalogue for art education materials (available for a two-week loan), children's books, or for the perfect online resource.

Don’t see the title you’re looking for? We welcome suggestions for new resources to add to our collection. Email us or call 206.654.3186 to make your suggestion.


Outreach Suitcases

SAM Outreach Suitcases are collections of objects from diverse cultures, times, and places that students can touch, examine, and discuss. Unpack art in your classroom with these free learning resources.​


SAM has a variety of resources, both at the museum and online, to enrich your classroom teaching. Try the links to the right.

Looking for information about SAM’s artworks, including those currently on view? Access art images, overviews from curators, and related media from SAM’s online collection. Learn how​ to use this dynamic resource.

ERC registered borrowers who are K–12 classroom teachers can also access Artstor, an online digital library of art images, in their classroom for free.​​​​


The ERC is here to help bring engaging art-based learning to your classroom. Need personalized lesson planning support? Schedule an individual appointment with the ERC Librarian/Educator for you and your colleagues. 

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.