For Teachers

Teacher Workshops

Teacher’s Night Out

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 4–7 PM
(Register by Wednesday, September 9, 2015)
Start the school year off with an evening out at the Nasher! Exclusively for educators this is our teacher appreciation and open house. Tour the newly renovated permanent collection, The New Galleries: A Collection Come to Light with Nasher Gallery Guides, and independently explore our other open exhibitions. Make art with a local artist and mingle with other educators over drinks and appetizers, including wine! Register online.

FREE K-12 Educator Improv Workshop

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4–7 PM
(Register by Wednesday, October 21, 2015)
Join us for an improv workshop led by Jen Oleniczak, from The Engaging Educator. Realizing the connection between improvisation and good teaching and communication, The Engaging Educator specializes in improv-based education workshops to approach teaching about art and other subjects.This FREE program will also include hands-on activities, time to explore current exhibitions independently and a light reception including wine. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials to use in the classroom. Register online.

Stay in Touch

If you would like to learn about Teacher programs through the Nasher’s Educators listserv, please send an email message to and include “Subscribe Nasher-Teachers” (without the quotes) in the subject or body of your e-mail. To be added to our snail mail list send your name and address to  

Explore Words & Pictures

The Nasher Museum and Durham Public Schools teachers recently collaborated to produce a number of K-2 lessons and downloadable resources that integrate visual arts into the language arts curriculum. These resources, which address Common Core standards and engage 21st Century Skills, are available online for free, thanks in part to a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit

Teacher Resources

The Education Department develops a number of materials for teachers to use with their students including background information about exhibitions, pre-visit and post-visit activities, images and lists of selected resources. Teachers who attend teacher programs or schedule a guided or self-guided tour receive folders with these materials. These materials are also available upon request. You can request materials by sending an email to or calling (919) 684-1169.