The Modern’s Teen/Artist Project pairs area high school students with artists as teachers and aims to expand students’ art practices, introducing new concepts, artists, and media.
Museum Forum for Teachers: Modern and Contemporary Art
In July, Dallas and Fort Worth museums—including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, and The Warehouse—present a week-long summer program for educators. The program strengthens teachers’ understanding of modern and contemporary art and architecture while visiting diverse art institutions. Working directly in the galleries, the program helps educators develop strategies to teach, interpret, and use works of art in the classroom and on museum field trips. The program also connects teachers with the collections and resources available to them at each museum, while meeting and sharing ideas with other classroom teachers. Application will be available here January 2015.
Graduate Student Lectureship Program
The Graduate Student Lectureship Program is an opportunity for area graduate students in Art and Art History to study original works of art at the Modern and present gallery lectures to the public. Students will each develop two focused gallery talks about works on view at the Modern based on close observation, intensive research, and original analysis. Each thirty-minute lecture will be presented two times over the course of the semester. This opportunity is limited to four graduate students per semester. Accommodations can be made with universities regarding course credit.
TO APPLY: Please sumbit your completed application no later than June 2, 2014.
Continuing Professional Education Credits
The Modern is certified by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Museum Forum for Teachers qualifies as a CPE activity, as do many tours, lectures, studio classes, and workshops offered through the Modern’s education department. If you have questions about specific programs, or if you would like the education department to develop a custom workshop for CPE credit based around the Museum’s collection, call 817.840.2141 or contact the Education Department here.
Educator E-mail Newsletter
Sign up to receive information relevant to educators through our Educator E-mail Newsletter. Send a message to the Education Department here, place the word “newsletter” in the subject line, and list your name, school, and the grade level(s) and subject you teach in the body of the message.
Educator Art Cards
Art Cards provide an introduction to selected works in the Modern’s permanent collection. Produced specifically to help educators prepare their students for upcoming visits to the Museum, the Cards provide background information and broader contexts for understanding the individual works. Click here for printable PDF files.
School Repeat Visit Programs
For over a decade, the Modern has been proud to serve area public schools through two repeat visit programs: Writing to Look and Gallery and Studio Connections. For these programs, six middle schools and six high schools each make three unique visits to the Museum over the course of the school year.