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Teacher Advisory Council

Application deadline: Friday April 14, 2017 APPLY ONLINE

The Teacher Advisory Council for the fall 2017 exhibition The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence will meet Thursday’s April 27, May 4 and May 11, 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Area teachers will research the exhibition and generate ideas and materials for tours, classroom lessons and teacher workshops. Participating teachers will receive CEU credits. Applications now being accepted – apply online . 

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

K-12 Classroom Activities
Use these classroom activities with your students before or after a guided tour at the museum. These activities and lesson plans were developed with local educators who served on our Teacher Advisory Council.

Can’t make it on a tour? Many of these lessons could also be utilized as stand-alone activities utilizing projected images. Most images can be found in our collection online by searching for the artist and title or by general online searching for the artist and title or email and we will send you a file of images.

Download a PDF of the lesson plans:

Collage – Romare Bearden & Collage Making (K-2)

Collage – Romare Bearden & Collage Making (3-5)

Collage – Romare Bearden & Collage Making (6-8)

Geography – Exploring the South through Photographs (K-2)

Geography – Exploring the South through Photographs (3-5)

Nature Watercolors, Walter Anderson (K-5)

Storytelling with Art (K-5)

The Art of Communication (6-12)

Identity and Place (K-5)

Opinion Writing (9-12)