Museum Stories

On the second Wednesday of the month we bring you a new themed video lesson with an artwork, lesson plan and art project.

Watch a short video each week and download the lesson plan.

April 14: Up, Down, and All Around
This month, artwork and books highlight all things above the treetops and below on the ground with a focus on landscapes from the exhibition Poetry of Nature: Hudson River Landscapes from The New-York Historical Society.

May 12: Taking Shape
Learn about three-dimensional artworks in the VBMA’s collection in connection with books about shapes.

June 9: Color the World
Explore the variety of hues we see in the world and in artworks in the exhibition A Tribute to Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection.

Museum Stories takes inspiration from artworks in the VBMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions with a variety of fun themes.

Week 52 – Museum Stories

Week 52 – Museum Stories

MUSEUM STORIES April 14 This week, Museum Stories soars up, up and away in a Hudson River School landscape and a book by Dr. Seuss. Watch the short video for some fun with a painting, book and art project!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras...

Museum Stories – Week 51

Museum Stories – Week 51

MUSEUM STORIES March 31 This week, Museum Stories floats along the Hudson River with sail boats. Watch the short video and make your own sailboat!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+...

Museum Stories – Week 50

Museum Stories – Week 50

MUSEUM STORIES March 24 This week, Museum Stories goes diving beneath the waves. Watch the short video and make your own submarine!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+ Art Museum...

Museum Stories – Week 49

Museum Stories – Week 49

MUSEUM STORIES March 10 This week, Museum Stories moooves through the Catskill Mountains with some cows. Watch the short video and make your own cow!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials...

Museum Stories – Week 48

Museum Stories – Week 48

MUSEUM STORIES March 3 This week, Museum Stories wanders into a town on the edge of Lake George. Watch the short video and make your own colorful village!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art...

Museum Stories – Week 47

Museum Stories – Week 47

MUSEUM STORIES February 24 Amble your way through a forest stream with Museum Stories this week. Watch the short video and make your own turtle!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+...

Museum Stories – Week 46

Museum Stories – Week 46

MUSEUM STORIES February 17 Jump and hop through a forest with Museum Stories this week. Watch the short video and make your own frog!Download the lesson plan.Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+ Art Museum...

Museum Stories – Week 45

Museum Stories – Week 45

MUSEUM STORIES February 10 This week, Museum Stories flutters and creeps through a peaceful landscape. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.Download the lesson plan. Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials...

Museum Stories – Week 44

Museum Stories – Week 44

MUSEUM STORIES February 3 This week, Museum Stories explores the great outdoors. Swim through this river landscape and take a few minutes to watch the short video.Download the lesson plan. Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum...

Museum Stories – Week 43

Museum Stories – Week 43

MUSEUM STORIES January 27 This week, Museum Stories trudges through a seasonal winter landscape. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+...

Museum Stories – Week 42

Museum Stories – Week 42

MUSEUM STORIES January 20 This week, Museum Stories falls in to autumn. Wander through a seasonal landscape and take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art...

Museum Stories – Week 41

Museum Stories – Week 41

MUSEUM STORIES January 13 Are you looking forward to summer? This week, wander through a summer landscape with Museum Stories. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.Download the lesson plan. Download the template.Museum Extras Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks...

Museum Stories – Week 40

Museum Stories – Week 40

MUSEUM STORIES January 6 This week, Museum Stories explores the changing of the seasons. What does late winter and early spring look like? Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the template. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum...

Museum Stories – Week 39

Museum Stories – Week 39

MUSEUM STORIESDecember 30This week, Museum Stories highlights bright lights in the museum and twinkling lights in the sky. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the coloring page. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum StoriesArt...

Museum Stories – Week 38

Museum Stories – Week 38

MUSEUM STORIESDecember 23Clip, clop. That’s the sound of this week’s reindeer-themed Museum Stories. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum StoriesArt TutorialsA+ ArtMuseum...

Museum Stories – Week 37

Museum Stories – Week 37

MUSEUM STORIES December 16 This week, Museum Stories is about a cool, ice-themed sculpture. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the template. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum StoriesArt TutorialsA+ ArtMuseum...

Museum Stories – Week 36

Museum Stories – Week 36

MUSEUM STORIES December 2 This week, Museum Stories is about gift giving. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the template. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum StoriesArt TutorialsA+ ArtMuseum...

Museum Stories – Week 35

Museum Stories – Week 35

MUSEUM STORIES November 25 Gobble, gobble! This week, Museum Stories brings you a food-themed artwork and a fun story about turkeys. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Download the lesson plan. Download the turkey template. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum...

Museum Stories – Week 34

Museum Stories – Week 34

MUSEUM STORIESNovember 18This week, Museum Stories is about bright and swirling colors! Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Please download today's lesson plan above Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+ Art Museum...

Museum Stories – Week 33

Museum Stories – Week 33

MUSEUM STORIES November 11 This week, Museum Stories is about colorful flowers and gardens. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Please download today's lesson plan above Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+ Art Museum...

Museum Stories – Week 32

Museum Stories – Week 32

MUSEUM STORIES November 4 This week, Museum Stories is about big and small shapes. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Please download today's lesson plan above Please download the template. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum StoriesArt TutorialsA+ ArtMuseum...

Museum Stories – Week 31

Museum Stories – Week 31

MUSEUM STORIESOctober 28This week, Museum Stories is about patterns and pumpkins. Take a few minutes to watch the short video. Please download today's lesson plan above Please download the template above. Please download the template. Anke's Art MomentFlick...

Museum Stories – Week 30

Museum Stories – Week 30

MUSEUM STORIESOctober 21This week Museum Stories is all about hearts! Watch the short video for some fun and learning. Please download today's lesson plan above. Anke's Art MomentFlick PicksMuseum StoriesArt TutorialsA+ ArtMuseum Fun

Museum Stories – Week 29

Museum Stories – Week 29

MUSEUM STORIES October 14 This week Museum Stories is all about crowns! Watch the short video for some fun and learning. Please download today's lesson plan above. Anke's Art Moment Flick Picks Museum Stories Art Tutorials A+ Art Museum...

Museum Stories – Week 28

Museum Stories – Week 28

This week Museum Stories is all about squares! Ms. Jane from Museum Stories in the Art Zone returns to talk about this week’s artwork, books and art project. Watch the short video for some fun and learning.

Museum Stories – Week 26

Museum Stories – Week 26

Have you ever seen the man in the moon? This week, Museum Stories is all about the moon. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.

Museum Stories – Week 24

Museum Stories – Week 24

This week, Museum Stories feeds your appetite for something tasty. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.

Museum Stories – Week 21

Museum Stories – Week 21

This week, Museum Stories takes flight again with birds. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.

Museum Stories – Week 19

Museum Stories – Week 19

Whoa, there! This week, Museum Stories gallops along with horses. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.

Museum Stories – Week 17

Museum Stories – Week 17

This week Museum Stories is all about beaches and turtles. Take a few minutes to watch the short video.