Janet Turner Print Museum

Education & Outreach


Janet Turner had a vision that students could develop their technical skills and appreciation of fine art by directly viewing and experiencing examples of original art. As she developed the printmaking program at CSU, Chico she continued to collect examples of prints in a variety of techniques and imagery to demonstrate for her classes the many possibilities available to them in printmaking.

That collection has now grown to over 4,000 prints. Students and members of the community have the unique opportunity to view selections from the collection during regularly scheduled exhibitions in the gallery, or to make appointments to visit the Turner Archive for private study and research.

Educators & Schools

The Turner Museum is available to the educational community for visits and tours in conjunction with scheduled exhibitions. You may register your class for a school tour online.  Class tours require reservations.

After–School Workshops

Get hands–on to explore art — and create your own masterpieces! Join us at The Turner Print Museum for art workshops developed by Dr. Teresa Cotner and the CSU, Chico Art Education Program.  The Turner holds classes on Wednesdays from 3:30–5 p.m. during the semester.  Classes are free but do require advanced reservation to claim a spot.  Contact Teresa Cotner for more information about the program and to sign up.

We’ll be doing participatory art projects with all supplies provided as you create your own works of art. Docents will also conduct engaging, kid–friendly museum discussions related to current exhibitions. It’s fun! It’s free! It’s for you!