Learn how to integrate modern and contemporary art into your classroom.

  • Sign up for a Half-Day Professional Development Workshop, a Weekend Teacher Workshop, or the Modern Teachers Program.
  • Integrate art into your classroom
  • Discuss your work and ideas with 10–25 other teachers
  • Enrich your curriculum with free online resources

K–12 Teacher Workshops


Half-Day Professional Development Workshops

Learn how to integrate MoMA’s collection and strategies for teaching with objects into your classroom.
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Let MoMA teach you how to incorporate modern and contemporary art in your classroom. Our customized workshops introduce you to our educational approach, address themes and questions that arise in response to modern and contemporary art, and help you to think creatively about interdisciplinary links to your curriculum. Through in-gallery modeling, teachers will explore the content and context of works of art, and experience ways interactions with art support teaching and learning standards.


Workshops are designed for active K–12 teachers and/or administrators, librarians, and curriculum specialists.

A minimum of 10 teachers is required. This is not a drop-in program for individual teachers.
Workshops can be arranged at any point during the year, on weekdays only, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. or 12:00–3:00 p.m.

$30 per person

Includes instruction, resources, Teacher Pass for unlimited admission to MoMA, and a 10% discount on educational materials at the MoMA Stores

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Connecting Collections

Summer Educator Institute
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Learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting modern and contemporary art in New York City's premier art museums. This summer institute for educators of grades 3–12 (all subject areas) is cohosted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Participants will learn and apply object-based teaching strategies; build confidence incorporating modern and contemporary art into lesson plans; and utilize great works of art as the basis for interdisciplinary investigations.


Teachers of grades 3–12, all subject areas

July 11–15, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. daily
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

$425 per person

Applications open February 2016.

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Resources for Teachers


MoMA Learning

Whether you’re are a teacher, student, or lifelong learner, MoMA Learning is your destination for tools and strategies for engaging with modern and contemporary art. Download and customize slide shows, worksheets, and other resources for use in the classroom or for independent study.
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MoMA Courses

Investigate and discuss modern and contemporary art with leading art specialists in the MoMA galleries and classrooms.
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Educators receive a special educator discount.

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Project Pass

These passes allow high school students (age 17 and up) free admission to the Museum in order to conduct independent research that connects to classroom content.
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Note: students under 17 get in free.

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