Nasher Museum Annual Report 2014 | Education Department
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Education Department

K-12 Teachers & Students

The Nasher Museum serves more than 11,000 public school children each year with free tours and programs. Our education staff also supports public school teachers through free workshops for continuing education credit and other activities to help infuse the school day with more art. Free Family Day events draw visitors with live entertainment, hands-on crafts and gallery hunts inspired by exhibitions. Other programs are included in general admission: Tour with Your Tot (guided tours for parents and small children), Summer Make & Take (hands-on activities on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings) and Sketching in the Galleries (the third Saturday of each month). Recently, the museum began to offer tours for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers. Museum educators and curators also lead Art with the Experts, a series of talks at the Durham County Library.

The Nasher Museum worked with kindergarten through second-grade teachers in Durham Public Schools to co-develop a free website, Words & Pictures. The website is filled with lesson plans and an image gallery for teaching language arts, visual art and literacy, made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Number of visitors during five Free Family Day Events


Number of K-12 teachers at four free workshops


Number of schoolchildren who visited for guided and self-guided tours


Number of visitors who took part in guided tours


Number of K-12 classrooms visited by museum education staff


Number of K-12 students visited in their classrooms

Photos by J Caldwell