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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers acting out The Giant Kumbhakarna Battles of the Monkeys. Teachers acting out The Giant Kumbhakarna Battles of the Monkeys.


Teacher Workshop: Postwar Identity

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
$20 for non-members, $10 for members, pre-registration required.

Work with scholars, curriculum developers, and museum staff to learn strategies for using primary sources to explore themes of identity, community, and memory, as expressed by artists who experienced the Japanese Internment and postwar recovery. This workshop is presented in partnership with The Noguchi Museum.



Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Monday, Jul 22–Friday, Jul 26, 2020
$250, scholarships available
Applications COMING SOON!

This year this five-day program invites middle school teachers to explore works from the diverse collections of four major San Francisco museums through 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 conversations with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom.

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