The Nelson-Atkins offers sessions and workshops that introduce teachers to museum resources, familiarize them with object-based learning, and inspire them to bring the exploration of works of art back to their classrooms.
Sessions are available Wed-Fri for groups of up to 40 educators. Off-site sessions available by request.
Linking Language and Art (K-5)
Art, Literacy, and Critical Thinking (2-12)
Visual Art Through a Social Studies Lens (6-12)
Please contact the ERC for more information.
Family Field Trip Night
Thursday, April 4 | 5-8 pm
Travel through time to explore art from different periods and places at the Nelson-Atkins!
Thinking Through Art
The museum partners with Title I elementary and secondary schools in the Kansas City area to provide year-long, classroom-based lessons.
A variety of opportunities for homeschool groups are provided to explore and integrate the rich resources available at the museum into the curriculum.
Design Challenge is an opportunity for high school students to design a product for use within the museum.
Join fellow educators in exploring the museum’s collections, learning how to connect art with your curriculum, and picking up resources to engage students in close looking and critical thinking.
Registration is $5, which includes garage parking. Workshops are 5-7 pm.
Art + Design
Sep 13 | Register
Explore the design process and its applications for creativity and critical thinking.
Art + Politics
Nov 1 | Register
Explore the exhibition Napoleon: Power and Splendor.
Summer Teacher Workshop: Talking About Race & Identity with Contemporary Art
June 10-11 | Register
Engage with works of art featured in the exhibition 30 Americans as you build a foundation for addressing race, identity, bias, and equity in the classroom.
*Note special timing and pricing*
9 am–3 pm each day
$35 (includes lunch and garage parking)