For Teachers

Free K-12 Educator Workshop

Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art
Tuesday, September 13, 4 – 7 PM

Join the museum’s education staff and fellow area educators to tour and discuss Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.

Enjoy an Informance (information + performance) with John Brown, jazz musician, educator and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University, as he talks about the role of the South in American jazz music. Explore Southern identity through the lens of photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist Tom Rankin, professor of the practice of art and documentary studies and director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Learn about fall K-12 tours that were developed in partnership with our spring 2016 Teacher Advisory Council. Enjoy free food and drinks, including beer and wine. Don’t miss our door prizes! Participating teachers will receive .3 continuing education credits.

The program is free, but space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

October Call for Spring 2017 Council Members

The Teacher Advisory Council for the spring 2017 exhibition Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush will meet Thursdays October 6, 13 and 20, 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Middle and high school teachers will research the exhibition and generate ideas and lessons for tours. Those involved will receive CEU credits for participating.

Apply to be on the Teacher Advisory Council for the spring 2017.

Stay in Touch

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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.