This Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston institute for middle school educators introduces a new way of thinking about curriculum and professional development in the art museum.

Research has shown that an education in the arts is key to developing the risk-taking that spurs innovations needed to solve today's complex and critical challenges. Explore how to integrate higher-level cognitive skills—such as observing and organizing information, making predictions, and communicating ideas with art inquiry methods—to ultimately promoting the students’ development of 21st-century skills needed to succeed in the world.

Join this summer program to explore and practice innovative methods for connecting art at the MFAH with teaching and learning. Participants get the chance to explore the exhibitions Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh and Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish, as well as an off-site visit to the Literacy Through Photography program which combines visual-literacy training, photography, and writing.

Participants meet each day in the Beck Building lobby. A minimum of 10 participants is needed to proceed with the workshops. A certificate for 18 hours of SBEC and G/T approved professional development is provided.

This event is sold out. Questions? Contact or 713.639.7831.

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The Learning Through Art program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is underwritten by:


All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.