Educator Planning

Educator Planning

Organize your visit to the Nasher and find tools to create connections between students and sculpture.

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Student Tours

Teachers are invited to reserve free Self-Guided Visits or Guided Tours for student groups of 10 or more.

Request a Tour

Guided Tours

  • Available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Maximum group size is 60 (including chaperones).
  • Must be booked at least three weeks in advance.
  • FREE admission with advance reservation.
  • Tours are approximately one hour in length.

Self-Guided Visits

  • Available Tuesday through Friday during normal museum hours.
  • Maximum group size is 60 (including chaperones).
  • Must be booked at least three weeks in advance.
  • FREE admission with advance reservation.

School Tour Policies

Nasher School Tour Information & Policy Guide (PDF)

The following student/chaperone ratios are required for all school tours:

For kindergarten through 8th grade, one adult chaperone is needed for every five students.

For 9th-12th grade, one adult chaperone is needed for every 10 students.

Chaperones must supervise the students at all times.

Groups larger than 60 students and adults will either need to schedule multiple visits, or divide the students into smaller groups that visit at separate times on one day (when time is available).

School tours booked at least three weeks in advance receive free admission.

Guided tours are not available from June to August. You may arrange a self-guided visit during normal business hours.

Tours should not be considered scheduled until a confirmation is received by phone or email. For more information or to schedule a school tour, please email [email protected] or call 214.242.5184.

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Virtual Tours

Teachers may request a virtual tour over Skype led by Nasher Education Staff. To learn more or request a virtual tour, email [email protected].

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Teaching Resources

Designed for educators, these guides offer insights on exhibitions and teaching strategies for use in the classroom or at the museum.

Teaching with Sculpture

Tools for Teachers

Techniques for helping students to look, discuss and respond to works of art on view, facilitating a rich and meaningful gallery experience.

2D / 3D Teaching Resource
A guide designed to introduce middle and high school students to the ways in which artists in the Nasher collection use two-and three-dimensional media in their art practice. 

Self-Guided Visit Cards

English
Spanish

These cards were developed with guidance from our Teacher Advisory Board to be used while visiting the museum. We recommend printing this document double-sided, then cutting the pages into quarters. On each card, you will find information about a work of art in the museum’s collection and possible activities, which can be completed either in our galleries or in your classroom. 

Remember, the museum changes often. Not all of the works on the cards will be on view when you visit.

Self-Guided Visit Worksheets

Map Activity
Scavenger Hunt
Sketching Activity

Developed with input from the Nasher Teacher Advisory Board, these worksheets are available for teachers who would like additional student exercises for self-guided visits. For use with upper elementary and secondary students. 

Architecture at the Nasher

Architecture Resource

Information, questions and activities to introduce intermediate and secondary students to the architecture of the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Video: Nasher Sculpture Center - The Building's Material

Current Exhibition

Elmgreen and Dragset: Sculptures, 2019
Artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset explore themes of power, gender and social issues through compelling sculpture and installations. This resource, designed for intermediate and secondary students, includes exhibition information, discussion questions and activity prompts.

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

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Education Workshops

Bring your class to the Nasher for a rich experience in the galleries. Workshops may be booked for classes of no more than 30 students at the middle school, secondary or college level, and can be tailored to fit your curriculum.

Three formats are available.

30 minutes: slow looking and conversation about one work of art

90 minutes: interactive tour that may include a combination of sketching, writing and other activities

2 hours: interactive tour and related studio art project

Please select the best format for your group. To schedule a workshop, please complete and submit the form below.

Apply

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Thomas R. Jungerberg Transportation Scholarship

Eligibility

K-12 teachers who have scheduled a guided tour or self-guided visit of the Nasher Sculpture Center may apply for up to $250 in funding to offset the cost of transportation to the Nasher Sculpture Center. Visits must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

Application Process

  • Submit a request for a guided tour or self-guided visit to the Nasher. Request a student tour.
  • Once the date and time of your visit is confirmed, complete the form below and submit within 3 days of tour confirmation.
  • The Nasher will follow up with you within 10 business days regarding your funding request.

Disbursement of Funding

Once your funding request has been approved, order your buses as you normally would and email a copy of the invoice to the Nasher Sculpture Center. Upon completion of your museum visit, the Nasher Sculpture Center will submit reimbursement to the entity named in the form below. The Nasher Sculpture Center will reimburse the school or educational entity for up to $250 but will not directly pay transportation or charter companies.

Conditions

  • Transportation scholarships are available only to teachers of K-12 students who have scheduled a visit to the Nasher Sculpture Center through the Education Department. All visits must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance.
  • Transportation scholarship funds are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Teachers who apply early in the school year may have a better chance of receiving funds.
  • Schools may only receive one transportation scholarship per calendar year.
  • Teachers may apply for up to $250 in transportation scholarship funds. If bus costs exceed $250, the school or individual is responsible for paying the remaining cost.
  • Invoices must be submitted within 30 days of museum visit. Invoices not submitted within this time frame may not be paid.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions

Please contact Lynda Wilbur at [email protected] or 214.242.5184 if you have questions about your eligibility or the funding process.

Transportation scholarships are made possible by the generous support of donations made in memory of Tom Jungerberg.

Transportation Scholarship Request


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

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
214.242.5100
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