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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.

Arts Education Resource Fair
Thursday, Jan 25
4–6PM, Free, Asian Art Museum

Connect with teachers, artists, organizations, parents and students to learn more about the rich variety of arts organizations working throughout San Francisco. This event is a partnership among the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Unified School District and Creative Impact.

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Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Monday, Jul 23–Friday, Jul 27, 2018
$250, scholarships available
Application required by April 20, 2018

This year this five-day program invited middle school teachers to explore works from the diverse collections of four major San Francisco museums thorugh observation, inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with artworks and discover how the museum setting fosters critical thinking and creativity. The institute includes close-up gallery experiences, illuminating coversations with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom. Applications will be available in early 2018.


For questions about teacher events and workshops contact the Education Department at 415-581-3697 or schools[at]