Teachers

Teen/Artist Project
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
This immersive week-long summer program for educators is presented by The Warehouse, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Participating middle and high school teachers are invited to: 

  • deepen their understanding of contemporary and modern art and architecture at renowned arts institutions in Dallas and Fort Worth;
  • develop strategies to teach, interpret, and use works of art in the classroom and in museum galleries;
  • connect with collections, resources, and staff at each museum; and
  • exchange ideas with other classroom teachers.

Applications available here. The application deadline is May 30. Program sessions are held at each of the participating institutions and CPE credit is available for participation.

Graduate Tours Seminar
The Modern’s Graduate Tours Seminar is an opportunity for area graduate students in Art and Art History to study original works of art at the Museum and present gallery lectures to the public. Students will each develop several focused, thirty-minute gallery talks about artworks on view based on close observation, intensive research, and original analysis. This opportunity is limited to four graduate students per semester. Accommodations can be made with universities regarding course credit. Call 817.840.2118 for more information. 

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.