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Educator programs connect learners and teachers with contemporary art to nurture growth—aesthetic, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual—for all. Cultivate your practice as an educator through programs that include pedagogical experiments, skill-sharing, art, and more.

For more information about our programs, please contact educatorprograms@newmuseum.org.

Convening for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice

Our annual Convening brings together activists, artists, and educators to exchange knowledge and methods for generating critical discussion and structural change while promoting safer and braver spaces. Over the last decade, the Museum has developed content, tools, and methods for employing contemporary art as a resource for engaging youth and communities in questions and ideas that matter to them. The multi-day Convening for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice invites artists, activists, and educators to share best practices and grow together.

More information about the 2020 Convening will be available in late spring 2020.

Learn more about previous educator Convenings:
2019: Convening for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice
2018: Convening for Contemporary Art, Education, and Social Justice

Professional Development Programs for Educators
Artists, educators, and curators lead professional development days, which are designed to guide educators through methods that bring contemporary art into the classroom. The multifaceted programs expose educators to contemporary art history and offer tools to inspire critical thinking, focusing on the integration of art and ideas with school curricula. The New Museum encourages educators of all disciplines to participate. Programs take place during New York City Department of Education Conference Days from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Teacher Membership
The New Museum offers discounted annual memberships for teachers. For more information, please contact 212.219.1222 ×234 or membership@newmuseum.org.

Lesson Plans
Our free lesson plans are designed to incorporate contemporary art into the classroom. New Museum educators develop each plan to promote learning through inquiry, experiential activities, and rigorous peer discussions. Lessons foster informed, critical understandings of art, culture, and current events. For lesson plans based on past and current New Museum exhibitions, contact educatorprograms@newmuseum.org.

School Partnerships
The New Museum currently partners with Gramercy Arts High School, Lower Manhattan Arts Academy, City-As-School, Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Pathways to Graduation. Through a multi-visit program, teachers and New Museum educators collaborate to use the Museum’s resources to enhance learning and teaching in the classroom and beyond. Activities cultivate students’ self-expression, critical thinking, and visual literacy skills through an innovative curriculum.


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