Who uses VTS?

Who uses Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies is used by schools, universities, museums and art galleries. In addition to the College of Medicine and Health at University College Cork, Ireland, the teaching method is implemented successfully in numerous institutions worldwide.


  • College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (620 students from 5 Schools)
  • UCLA
  • University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, PT, Nursing / Lowe Art Museum
  • University of Ottawa / National Gallery of Canada
  • University of Washington Medical School / Henry Art Gallery
  • White Memorial Medical Center, LA / Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • University of Texas San Antonio
  • Sapienza University Rome
  • Rutgers University
  • Brown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Auckland New Zealand
  • Indiana University
  • University of Washington
  • Weill Cornell School of Medicine
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Oregon

Other Medical Teaching Using Art

  • Drexel University College of Medicine / Philadelphia Museum of Art (teaches empathy using paintings)
  • University of Buffalo (Required clinical medicine course, 150 first year students)
  • University of Cincinnati Dept. of Family Medicine / Cincinnati Art Museum (Elective 2nd yr 12 students; describe, interpret, emotional response)
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical School / Carnegie Museum / Andy Warhol (4-week mini-elective)
  • University of Texas, Galveston (Required practice of medicine course, years 1 & 2, uses diverse art)
  • Weill Cornell Medical College / British Art Center (Observational skills workshop, uses paintings)
  • De Paul University
  • Reade Centre for Rehabilitation Amsterdam


  • Ateneum Art Museum (Finnish National Gallery), Finland (Education Director Satu Itkonen)
  • Museo Picasso Malaga
  • Museo Picasso Barcelona
  • Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels (Bozar)
  • FoMu (Foto Museum) Antwerp


  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Trinity Church
  • The Harvard Art Museums
  • Eric Carle Picture Book Museum

New York City Region

  • The American Folk Art Museum
  • The Brooklyn Museum
  • The Queens Museum of Art
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • The Museum of the City of New York
  • The New York Historical Society
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • The International Center for Photography
  • The Isamu Noguchi Museum, Queens
  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • Eyebeam Art and Technology Center
  • Lehman College Gallery of Art, Bronx
  • Katonah Museum, Newark, NJ
  • The Montclair Art Museum, NJ
  • The Newwark Museum, Newark, NJ
  • Nassau County Museum of Art
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Nassau County Museum of Art

New York State

  • Wild Center
  • The Everson Museum of Art
  • The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Wild Center


  • African American Art & Culture Complex
  • San Fransisco Asian Art Museum
  • Berkeley Art Center and Museum
  • California Academy of Science
  • The David Brower Center
  • De Young Museum
  • Kala Art Institute, Berkeley
  • Legion of Honor
  • Mills College Museum of Art, Oakland
  • Oakland Museum of CA
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma
  • The Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa
  • The di Rosa Preserve Art and Nature
  • The Falkirk Cultural Center
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Pacific Northwest

  • Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Portland Art Museum
  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Northwest Museums of Art and Culture, Spokane, WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • Bellevue Art Museum
  • The Jordan Schitzer Museum of Art

Other Locations

  • National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
  • The Smithsonian, Washington DC
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
  • Alexandria Art Museum, Alexandria, LA
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
  • Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN
  • Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
  • Kentucky Historical Society
  • Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, North Carolina
  • Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
  • University of South Florida
  • Seattle Aquarium