MIDEA Member K12 Teacher Resources, Curricula, and Materials

Amarillo Museum of Art


The AMoA allows access to many collections online through their interactive learning exhibitions which explore the artists and the works. There is also information on a number of art classes, camps, and workshops held at the museum as well as programs to bring art history into your classroom.



AMOA-Arthouse’s Teacher Resource webpage provides information on current and future exhibitions, opportunities for professional development, and links to teacher packets with exhibition-related lesson plans. Visit today and learn about the programs we offer to teachers, teens, families, and more.

Amon Carter Museum


Amon Carter’s Teaching Resource Center (TRC) is a well-stocked lending library of free resources on American art, history, and art-making techniques in a wide range of formats, including teacher guides, videos, books for adults and children, reproductions, and study prints. Browse through the TRC database to find materials and resources contact the Teaching Resources Coordinator for suggested materials to use in your classroom.

Art Museum of South Texas


By clicking on a particular artist’s name like Ricardo Ruiz or Remington teachers will find related curriculum. Art Museum of South Texas also hosts an ArtReach program that surrounding schools may participate in.


ArtPace San Antonio

Educator Resources

Artpace offers a number of resources for educators, families, students, and volunteers. Educators will find Artpace touring information, a menu of site visit presentations, and teacher workshop announcements. Families can find information regarding Family Day, Chalk It Up, and summer camps. Students can check out internship and volunteer opportunities.

Ballet Austin

Educator Resources


Ballet Austin offers free Power-Point presentations on the history of different dance forms, a choreographer’s toolkit, and a free multimedia interactive
to help teach students ways of understanding and appreciating dance.

Blanton Museum of Art

Art Across the Curriculum


Art + Online is a multimedia resource that offers educators and students dynamic connections between art and another discipline through lessons, images, and videos.

Teacher Workshops and Resources


The Blanton provides engaging, interactive, and inquiry-based tours for students, allowing them to make connections between their lives and the world around them, reinforcing classroom objectives in art, as well as social studies, language arts, mathematics, and science. All tours are designed to support TEKS objectives. Also The Art Central Program allows 4th and 5th grade students to visit the museum four times during the school year in order to foster a deep engagement with works of art.

Canadian Heritage Information Network

Interactive Teachers’ Centre


Find useful learning and teacher resources created by Canadian museum educators. Browse by theme or location to find learning objects and lesson plans that can be used in the classroom.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

For educators and students


Teachers and school groups are welcome to visit the Museum during regular Museum hours. Discussion and activity-based group tours are available free of charge. A teen council also meets regularly to explore the arts and create youth-oriented programming and events.

Dallas Center for Contemporary Art


Dallas Center for Contemporary Art hosts Art Think, an outreach art education program that allows students to examine and share observations on art, while laying a foundation for appreciation of the visual arts. Guided tours and interactive multimedia tours are also available. Another program, the embassy opportunity, provides developmental workshops for educators.

Dallas Museum of Art

Teaching Materials


The DMA provides many rich resources that span many time periods of art history and regions of the world. They also have teaching materials for special exhibitions. Teachers may prepare for museum visits and explore works of art. Linked materials include information, images, discussion questions, interdisciplinary connections, and activities.

Denver Art Museum

Creativity Resource for Teachers


The DAM provides a large number of images, downloadable lesson plans, and information about objects in their collection. The site is easy to use and provides a wealth of resources.

Ellen Noel Art Museum

Fine Arts Connection Educator Packets


The teacher packet available at the above url is from the Fine Art Connection 2011/12. It contains gallery guides and activities designed to encourage dialogue, personal responses, and critical thinking skills. The museum activities accommodate different learning modalities while reinforcing grade level Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and National Standards for the Arts.

Art To Go


Ellen Noel Art Museum’s free program, Art To Go, allows West Texas area educators to check out portable art exhibits that they can use in their classrooms for four-week periods at no charge.

Fort Worth Modern Art Museum


The Modern provides Art Cards, in printable pdf files, as an introduction to selected works in the Modern’s permanent collection. Produced specifically to help educators prepare their students for upcoming visits to the Museum, the Cards provide background information and broader contexts for understanding the individual works. The Modern Educator Preview brings teachers from across grade levels and disciplines together at the Modern to experience exhibitions as they open, offering personal and professional enrichment. The Modern also offers tailored workshops, by request, for area art and art history educators from all grade levels.

Harry Ransom Center

Educator Programs


The Harry Ransom Center holds one of the five complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible, the first substantial book printed from movable type on a printing press. Extensive K-12 educator materials, complete with TEKS-aligned lesson plans and multi-disciplinary classroom applications are available from the site, as well as a complete set of digitized images that may be enlarged to view the work onscreen.

Web Exhibitions


The Harry Ransom Center also has many interactive web exhibitions available to explore their collections directly from the classroom.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Educator Resources


The IMA has a variety of content and lesson plans available on the Web that can be utilized in the classroom by either downloading or working directly online.

Kimbell Art Museum


Teacher packets focusing on special exhibitions and selected artworks from the Kimbell’s permanent collection provide a wealth of information and ideas for classroom exploration. Ranging from art of the ancient world to 20th-century modernism, packet materials include: background information on artists, cultures, artistic techniques, cultural movements, and subject matter; artwork discussion sheets; and suggestions for related assignments and hands-on classroom activities.

McNay Art Museum


McNay’s Teacher Resource Center for Visual Art provides lesson plans for “Zapata: Tres Visiones, A Resource for Educators on Mexican Prints at the McNay” and “Face It! Identity in Language Arts, Art, and Social Studies.” There are ongoing programs offering Certified Continuing Professional Education credit (CPE) and more free resources.

Meadows Museum


The Meadows Museum offers free multidisciplinary curricular materials for teaching like “Faces of Spain Self-Guided materials,” “The Forms of Things,” and “Medieval to Renaissance Art from the Meadows Museum.” There are plenty of free teacher workshops as well.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Teacher Resources


The Minneapolis Institute of Arts website is full of free classroom curriculum. They feature a new curriculum in each issue of their free email newsletter for teachers. They have programs to bring art from a variety of cultures into the classroom as well as developmental teacher workshops. Finally educators can explore over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources. The platform allows Saving, customizing, presenting, and sharing of the items.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Teaching with Art


The Houston Museum of Art has a site designed for educators containing an image library, lesson plans, and a student art gallery.

Museum of Texas Tech University


The Museum of Texas Tech Univerisity provides self-guided tour material online as well as in-house workshops and programs for school groups to check out the Moody Planetarium, and their archeological, and art exhibits.

Nasher Sculpture Center



Nasher Sculpture Center’s resources include self-guided tour materials for elementary level students and teacher guides for classroom use, which can be used separately or combined with museum visits.

North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA)


NTIEVA’s website provides access to curriculum units embracing a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning in and through the arts. These are a result of the research and development efforts on the Institute since its inception in 1990. Most recently, three prototype units of instruction focusing on the work of early Texas artists were developed in collaboration with the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. A unit was also developed in collaboration with the Save Outdoor Sculpture initiative.

Old Jail Art Center

Interactive Programs


The Old Jail Art Center offers interactive programs available on their website that make great presentations for the classroom. Also offered are distance learning classes, allowing students to go on a guided virtual tour of the museum, create art projects with a museum educator, or participate in an Art to Go class tailored to suit the classroom curriculum. More curriculum can be downloaded from the Art for All website.

Rubin Museum of Art



The Rubin Museum of Art offers activity guides, sketchbooks, educator guides and maps as well as past exhibition interactives and links for research and learning. There is also an archive of past exhibition podcasts and videos.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts


San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts offers free 3 part tours that combine art, science, and an art activity. There is also a journey of pots tour available with pre and post- visit lessons on clay and ceramics. Further, pacyderm presentations are available for architecture tours.

San Antonio Museum of Art

Classroom Resources


San Antonio Museum of Art provides cultural art guides for educators for their Asian and Latin American collections. There are also numerous tours and workshops available.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Teacher Resources


This page is the gateway to Arthink, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s curriculum site; Making Sense of Modern Art, an in-depth interactive; Voices and Images of California Art which explores 11 of California’s most celebrated artists; Explore Modern Art, an interactive space that integrates SFMOMA’s multimedia interpretive programs, collections information, and calendar of public programs and events; and The Country Dog Gentlemen Travel to Extraordinary Worlds, an interactive feature designed for students.

Sid Richardson Museum


Interdisciplinary lessons that reference TEKS and primary source materials are available onthe Sid Richardson Museum’s resources page. Also, you will find recommended readings listed to enhance study of the American West.

Tang Museum at Skidmore College



The tang provides an array of multimedia materials that would be useful in the classroom. Audio clips, videos of artist interviews, exhibition panoramas, audio slideshows and interactive features are provided.

The Grace Museum

Teacher Resources


Six in-depth lessons and activity units are provided on the Grace’s Education Resource page. The lessons make interdisciplinary connections in the fields of art, social studies, mathematics, language arts, and science.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Publications for Educators


Designed for use in the classroom, these online resources and downloadable files help educators introduce to their students the richness and diversity of works in various collections of the Metropolitan Museum. Publications include a variety of illustrations and descriptions of selected works of art, historical and cultural background, classroom applications in the form of lesson plans and activities, and other useful material.

Tyler Museum of Art


The Tyler Museum of Art provides artist videos via youtube. Additionally, they have three pachyderm presentations related to past exhibitions.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum


The Umlauf provides videos (on-site), touch boxes, a public sculpture webquest, and slide shows for teachers.

Walker Art Center

Schools and Teachers


Slide or CD sets, activity kits, videos, and online resources connect tours of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with pre- and post-tour discussions and student activities in the classroom.

21st century questions


The purpose of this blog is to promote self-directed student learning and the development of ITC digital literacy skills. It is a free and open online space where teachers can pool questions for students to answer.