Connecting Collections

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Courses & Workshops

Connecting Collections: Integrating Modern and Contemporary Art into the Classroom

July 14–July 18, 2014
Monday–Friday, 10 am–4 pm

Learn techniques for analyzing and interpreting modern and contemporary art in New York City's premier art museums. This summer institute for educators of grades 3–12 (all subject areas) is cohosted by the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Participants will:

  • Learn and apply object-based teaching strategies.
  • Build confidence incorporating modern and contemporary art into lesson plans.
  • Utilize great works of art as forums for interdisciplinary investigations.

National Learning Standards

NA-VA.K-12.3 Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
NA-VA.K-12.4 Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures
NA-VA.K-12.6 Making Connections between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

Common Core State Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Apply online by May 23, 2014. Up to 40 participants will be accepted. For more information please call 212 570 3985 or e-mail

Download (PDF) the Connection Collections flyer.

Jul 1410 am–4 pm
Jul 1510 am–4 pm
Jul 1610 am–4 pm
Jul 1710 am–4 pm
Jul 1810 am–4 pm