Museum Division Elect
The Museum Division of TAEA is an ever-growing group of educators who promote and support Texas's great art museums. In that spirit, we welcome all TAEA members to participate in our activities. If you would like to become involved, please send us your email address and we'll be sure to keep you posted on our happenings.
All the Best,
Nora and Kate
The following museums are proud to support TAEA and offer programs, resources, and experiences with art for educators and students.
Amon Carter Museum
3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
The Amon Carter Museum houses one of the nation's preeminent collections of American art, from works by the early nineteenth-century artist-explorers through those of the mid-twentieth-century modernists and up to the work of contemporary photographers. The museum also holds one of the most comprehensive collections of work by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. Teaching resources are available on the Carter's Web site and through the Teaching Resource Center.
The Carter offers free inquiry-based tours for students, including specialized writing and AP tours; interactive videoconferencing programs for students and teachers; online teaching resources with lesson plans, connections to state and national standards, and images; educator workshops, receptions, and preservice teacher programs; and a Teaching Resource Center, a free lending library of materials for teachers in the North Texas area.
445 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, Tx 78205
Artpace serves as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art, and believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences. Our K-12 education initiative, ArtElements encourages students to participants look at contemporary artwork, learn vocabulary and concepts, create a project in response, and reflect upon what they have learned. Programs foster interdisciplinary connections and use an inquiry-based approach that encourages students to engage with art as a primary source for learning. ArtElements programs offer multiple interactions with contemporary art, are grade-specific, and are keyed to national and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Admission, tours and school visits are always free of charge.
The Mcnay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Five decades after its opening, the McNay continues to build on an already strong collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture. Featured artists include Rodin, C�zanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, O'Keeffe and Hopper.
Docent-led tours afford students the opportunity to make multidisciplinary connections. For example, students engaged in Shape Up! Geometry and Art observe relationships between works of art in the McNay and geometric concepts outlined by TEKS. In addition to free student tours, The McNay Art Museum offers adult tours, monthly family activities, educator workshops, teen programs, and a Teacher Resource Center (TRC) with lending and online materials. Visit the TRC Web site.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX 77005
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is committed to supporting educators and students in teaching and learning. With an encyclopedic collection of art spanning 5,000 years of history and reaching every corner of the globe, the museum introduces the world of art to every grade level and curriculum area.
The museum becomes an extension of the classroom or studio with school tours for students throughout the year. These inquiry-based, engaging tours in the museum support classroom learning and exercise critical thinking skills, and are FREE with advanced registration. Visit the museum for your own professional development. Hearst Foundation Evenings for Educators, Teacher Workshops, and the annual summer TAEA mini-conference are specially designed for K-12 teachers, curriculum coordinators, and administrators, and provide strategies in art education. Teaching With Art, a website containing images and lesson plans for classroom study, and Learning through Art at the MFAH, an elementary-level curriculum kit that places works of art in the museum's collection at the center of all disciplines, each bring the museum's collection into your school. Visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the museum or through the museum website to find other resources, including a free lending-library of multi-media materials and books for your research and classroom use. Learn more about these programs and other opportunities at www.mfah.org/education. The MFAH is your partner in education!
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
6815 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, opened in March 2008, is a non-collecting institution in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Pearl, as it is affectionately known, presents 6 major traveling exhibitions per year of diverse origins, media and eras, and is the only fine arts museum outside the Houston Museum District. Admission is free and tours are available daily.
The Pearl offers a full range of educational programs including CPE workshops for educators, TEKS-aligned school tours, a student art contest, and teen workshops. School tours are offered free of charge and often include a hands-on art project.
Sid Richardson Museum
309 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
One of the finest and most focused collections of Western art in America, the Sid Richardson Museum is a permanent exhibit of paintings by the premier Western artists, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The works, reflecting both the art and reality of the American West, are the legacy of the late oilman and philanthropist, Sid Williams Richardson, and were acquired by him from 1942 until his death in 1959.
Guided tours and a classroom studio provide opportunities for meaningful hands-on learning based on responses to the collection. School groups and public tours, teacher in-service training and special programs provide unique educational offerings. Interdisciplinary lessons that reference TEKS and primary source materials are available online.