MoMA offers free online courses and workshops designed for K–12 classroom teachers and any other educators who want to learn about modern and contemporary art and develop the pedagogical skills used in museum-based teaching.

Online Courses

Art & Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom

Explore how to integrate works of art into your classroom with inquiry-based teaching methods originally developed for in-gallery museum education.

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Art & Activity: Interactive Strategies for Engaging with Art

Art & Activity builds upon the inquiry-based approaches of Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom, while delving into activity-based strategies that will make your students empowered participants.

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Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes

This course is designed to help build critical skills that support theme-based teaching practices and build confidence in incorporating modern and contemporary art into interdisciplinary lesson plans. This course will help you to think creatively about links to your curriculum and the ways that you can tap into students’ knowledge and life experiences.

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Teacher Workshops

Our teacher workshops, offered throughout the year, explore such diverse subjects as identity, connections between social emotional learning and art, and the relevance of MoMA’s collection to our times. Through modeling, you will explore the content and context of artworks, and experience how interactions with art support teaching and learning.

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Connecting Collections

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.

Connecting Collections will resume in summer 2022. Check back for updated information.

Recorded Professional Development Sessions

Watch videos of Professional Development workshops to hear from museum educators, teachers and administrators about how to incorporate art into the classroom.

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Contact Teacher Programs
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Department of Education, MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY, 10019

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Family Programs are made possible by the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Family Endowment Fund.

Generous funding is provided by Brett and Daniel Sundheim. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.

School and Teacher Programs are generously supported by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, and the Mimi and Peter Haas Endowment Fund for Elementary School Programs.

Additional funding is provided by the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation and by the Annual Education Fund.