Teacher ProgramsWhether in the galleries or in the classroom, the Museum offers a variety of programs, workshops, resources, and classes for teachers of all subjects and grade levels. To register for Teacher Workshops and VAST, call the Museum's Ticket Center at 215-235-7469 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or stop by any Visitor Services Desk during Museum hours, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. There is a service charge of $3.50 ($2.50 for Museum members). There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the Museum.
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Committee Room
Feeling adventurous? Want to try something new in your classroom? Memorable learning experiences are often the ones that catch us by surprise or show us something unexpected. Join us to experiment with new, fun teaching ideas in the galleries and see how they might translate to your classroom.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
From contemporary photography, fashion, and architecture to centuries-old objects, Creative Africa presents the visionary work of artists throughout Africa in five exhibitions at the Perelman Building. Join educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Penn Museum, whose distinguished collection is highlighted in Look Again: Contemporary Perspectives on African Art, for an Educator Open House. Learn ways to incorporate African art, past and present, into your teaching through presentations, demonstrations, activities, conversations, and more.
VAST - Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2 graduate credits available from the University of the Arts
(for more information about graduate credit, please contact the University of the Arts Professional Institute for Educators at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (215) 717-6006)
This program is sold out. Please contact the Museum's Ticket Center at 215-235-7469 to be added to the waiting list.
Engaging with art develops the habits of mind that unlock our creativity. The complexity of a work of art requires close observation and the ambiguous nature of interpretation encourages us to generate a variety of ideas and consider multiple perspectives. The process of art encourages taking risks, learning from failure, and persisting in finding solutions to a challenge. Building these thinking dispositions makes us better learners in all subjects. The Philadelphia Museum of Art invites K-12 teachers to take up the creative challenge, reinvigorating ourselves as learners in order to inspire our students. We will explore these habits of mind through creative warm-ups, presentations by curators and invited scholars, gallery sessions, hands-on workshops, and off-site visits.
In-Service Workshops—at School or at the Museum
At the Museum$300 for a 2-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers
$400 for a 3-hour workshop for up to 15 teachers
At Your SchoolWithin 25 miles: $350 for 2 hours, $450 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 50 miles: $400 for 2 hours, $500 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
Within 100 miles: $550 for 2 hours, $650 for 3 hours for up to 30 teachers
For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .