Educator Planning

Educator Planning

Plan an experience with the Nasher and find tools to create connections between students and sculpture.

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In-Person Field Trips

For health and safety reasons, In-Person Field Trips are currently on hold. Teachers are invited to schedule a Virtual Field Trip for student groups of 10 or more.  

Guided Tours

For health and safety reasons, In-Person Field Trips are currently on hold.

Available Thursdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.  
Maximum group size is 45 students. Must be booked at least three weeks in advance. FREE admission with advance reservation. Tours are approximately one hour in length.  

  • Groups larger than 45 will need to reserve additional tour times.  
  • School groups booked at least three weeks in advance receive free admission. 
  • Educators who schedule an In-Person Field Trip are eligible to apply for the Thomas R. Jungerberg Art Supply Scholarship (see below).  
  • Tours should not be considered scheduled until a confirmation is received by email. 
  • For more information or to schedule a school tour, please email [email protected] or call 214.242.5184.  
  • Guided tours are not available from June through August. 

*In-Person Field Trip availability is subject to change based on current health and safety conditions.  

Self-Guided Visits

For health and safety reasons, In-Person Field Trips are currently on hold.

Available Thursday through Sunday during normal museum hours.  
Maximum group size is 30 students. Must be booked at least three weeks in advance. FREE admission with advance reservation.  

  • Groups larger than 30 will need to reserve additional tour times. 
  • School groups booked at least three weeks in advance receive free admission. 
  • Educators who schedule an In-Person Field Trip are eligible to apply for the Thomas R. Jungerberg Art Supply Scholarship (see below).  
  • Visits should not be considered scheduled until a confirmation is received by email. 
  • For more information or to schedule an in-person field trip, please email [email protected] or call 214.242.5184.  

*In-Person Field Trip availability is subject to change based on current health and safety conditions.

Ask an Educator Request Form

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Virtual Field Trips

Available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  

Nasher Virtual Field Trips are FREE, interactive experiences that connect students with incredible works of art as they learn about themes that relate to their daily lives and school curriculum.  
 
  • Virtual Field Trips may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.
  • All Virtual Field Trips must be booked at least three weeks in advance.  
  • Participating students will receive a code for free passes to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center with their families.  
  • Educators who schedule a Virtual Field Trip are eligible to apply for the Thomas R. Jungerberg Art Supply Scholarship (see below). 

Virtual Field Trip Topics

  • Elements and Principles (Elementary or Secondary) 
  • 2D and 3D Art (Elementary or Secondary) 
  • People and Poses (Elementary) 
  • How Sculptures Are Made (Elementary)  
  • Art and Nature (Elementary)  
  • Artists and Communities (Elementary)  
  • Hybrid Sculpture: What Makes Us Human? (Secondary) 
  • Methods and Materials (Secondary) 
  • Art and STEM (Secondary) 
  • Architecture at the Nasher (Secondary) 

Learn More (PDF)

Request a Virtual Field Trip




  • The Nasher prefers to use Zoom for Virtual Field Trips, but can accommodate a range of videoconferencing platforms.





Ask an Educator Request Form

Education-resources

Teaching Resources

Build Your Own Tour Videos

Videos in this series share the stories behind modern and contemporary artworks and include discussion and activity prompts to encourage creativity and connect the art with students' own experiences.

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Art Activities and Lessons

Discover interactive projects and lessons about artworks in the Nasher Collection, Methods and Materials, Careers in the Arts and more.

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Architecture at the Nasher

Architecture Resource- Intermediate Level 
Information, questions and activities to introduce intermediate and secondary students to the architecture of the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Architecture Resource - Advanced Level
Detailed information about the architecture of the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Video: Nasher Sculpture Center - The Building's Material 

Nasher Art Cards

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These cards were developed with guidance from our Teacher Advisory Board to be used while visiting the museum. On each card, you will find information about a work of art in the museum’s collection and possible activities, which can be completed in the museum, the classroom or at home.   

Current Exhibitions

The Guerrilla Girls, 2021 (Versión en español)
Students can meet a mysterious masked art collective fighting for justice and think about how they can make a difference in this comic-style resource. 

Nasher Mixtape Family Guide, 2021
Young students are invited to discover how an exhibition can be like a playlist and learn about artists like Judy Chicago and Melvin Edwards. 

Past exhibition teaching guides can be found in the Learning Resources section.  

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Thomas R. Jungerberg Art Supply Scholarship

Applications for the 2021-2022 school year open September 1.

Eligibility

K-12 teachers who have scheduled a Virtual Field Trip may apply for a $100 gift card to offset the cost of classroom supplies. Virtual Field Trips must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

Application Process

  • Submit a request for a Virtual or In-Person Field Trip. 
  • Once the date and time of your program is confirmed, complete the form below and submit within 3 days of confirmation. 
  • The Nasher will follow up with you within 10 business days regarding your request. 

Disbursement of Funds

Teachers will receive via email an electronic gift card to Blick Art Materials in the amount of $100. Please make sure to provide a current, valid email when submitting your application. 

Conditions

  • Art Supply Scholarships are available only to teachers of 1st – 12th grade students who have scheduled a Virtual or In-Person Field Trip with the Nasher Sculpture Center through the Education Department. All programs must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. 
  • Art Supply Scholarship funds are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • Teachers may only receive one Art Supply Scholarship per school year. 
  • Teachers located outside of the United States are not eligible to apply for the Art Supply Scholarship. 
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

Questions

Please contact Lynda Wilbur at [email protected] if you have questions about your eligibility or the funding process. 

Art Supply Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of donations made in memory of Tom Jungerberg. 


The Nasher Gallery Teacher program is supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.

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2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.242.5100
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