Evenings for Educators are professional-development programs that feature lively talks, tours of exhibitions, interactive workshops, and discussions. These events are designed for pre-K to 12th-grade teachers, curriculum specialists, and administrators. Each participant receives an illustrated teacher packet and a certificate of participation. Refreshments are served. Registration is $5, and preregistration is not required. For more information, e-mail email@example.com (please put "Evenings for Educators" in the subject line).
Behind the Art at the MFAH: How’s That Made?
Tuesday, September 11, 5:30–8 p.m.
Bring the world of art to your classroom through this evening that takes a broad look at the materials artists use to create: gold, glitter, gunpowder, and more. Ideal for teachers of all grade levels, with special sessions for language arts, world history, and science teachers.
An African American in Paris: The Soulful Pilgrimage of Henry Ossawa Tanner
Tuesday, October 23, 5:30–8 p.m.
The life of Henry Ossawa Tanner may star an African American living in the 20th century, but his art tells the story of religion, community, and family. Tanner’s art, life experience, and travels will inspire students to express themselves artistically in many ways. This evening is perfect for language arts and social studies teachers as well as teachers of the arts.
WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
Tuesday, November 13, 5:30–8 p.m.
This unprecedented exhibition explores the experience of war through photography. Images by military, commercial, amateur, and art photographers are presented thematically, spanning 28 nations, 165 years, and 6 continents. How do these images shape the story of war? What are their effects on society?
Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado
Tuesday, January 8, 5:30–8 p.m.
Experience Spain's Golden Age when you spend the evening with portraits, mythological scenes, devotional paintings, and exquisite still lifes that span nearly four centuries. Don’t miss this extraordinary collection of masterworks by some of the most revered painters in history from Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the most prestigious museums in the world.
Picasso Black and White
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30–8 p.m.
One of the most influential artists of all time, Pablo Picasso created some of the most iconic art of the 20th century. This exhibition, focusing on Picasso’s lifelong exploration of black and white, showcases paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from 1904 to 1971. This evening is designed for teachers of history and visual art, and for anyone interested in Picasso.
Modern and Contemporary Art at the MFAH
Tuesday, April 9, 5:30–8 p.m.
"How did we get here from there?" Deepen your understanding of Contemporary and Modern art in the MFAH collections. Explore art of the early 20th century through today, a time marked by perpetual reinvention and reinterpretation of art’s social role and formal properties.
The MFAH Evenings for Educators program is endowed by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.