The Nasher Museum served over 7,000 public school children this year with free tours and programs. Every year, 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. In February, the teacher workshop featured artist Beverly McIver who shared her life story in relation to her work in the Nasher’s permanent collection. 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: Nasher Creates: Kids Studio (hands-on activities during the summer with a local artist) and Sketching in the Galleries with a local artist (the third Saturday of each month). Museum educators and curators also gave a series of public talks, Art with the Experts, at Durham County Library branches.
Number of visitors during five Family Day Events
Number of K-12 teachers at three workshops
Number of students who visited for a guided or self-guided tour
Number of visitors who took part in guided tours, public tours and special tours