Giertz Education Center

The Giertz Education Center is dedicated to integrating art appreciation and art history into instruction of humanities and science at all levels, from pre-school through college.

The Giertz Education Center lends education materials to schools, libraries, and other community sites. Available materials include DVDs, hands-on kits (containing objects, background information, and lesson plans), poster prints, teacher resources, and art replicas.

A catalog of materials available for checkout is available online through an integrated library system called SHARE. This service allows teachers to find and to borrow KAM resources at any local library in Illinois. Search the Center collection and reserve items or complete the request form to have the staff select resources for you. All resources can be made available for pick up at the Education Center or can be delivered to your local library.

Search SHARE 

Request Resources 


Giertz Education Center Hours

September 5 through December 15 & January 15 through May 15

Open Monday through Thursday · 3–5 pm

Please note that the Education Center will be closed when University of Illinois classes are not in session. If you would like to access the center, please request an appointment by contacting Giertz Education Center Coordinator Anna Renken


May 16 through August 31

The Education Center will be accessible by appointment only during the summer months. During this time, the resource collection can still be browsed through SHARE, and teachers can order resources for delivery to any library in Illinois. 

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Anne Sautman at the link above.