Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for educators are offered year-round on a range of topics relating to the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and architecture.

The Kimbell is certified by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. For more information or to register, please call 817-332-8451, ext. 217, or e-mail

Topics For Teachers

Separate morning and afternoon sessions explore topics relating to the permanent collection and special exhibitions. Teachers may sign up for either or both sessions, which will feature thematic gallery tours, staff presentations, and studio art activities. Registered participants will receive free instructional materials; please e-mail; or call 817-332-8451, ext. 217. Click here for upcoming dates and titles.

Summer Institute for Teachers

Daily sessions will feature staff-led presentations, gallery discussions, and studio art activities connecting to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Participants will create lesson plans to be shared on the last day. This program is open to all local educators, but is especially designed for studio art, language arts, and social studies. The total fee for this 20-hour program is $225 ($180 for Kimbell members); educators must register for all four days. CPE credits are available.
Check back in early 2018 for dates and topics. Click here to receive announcements about teacher programs.

Museum Forum for Teachers: Modern and Contemporary Art

An immersive week-long summer program for educators features sessions at The Warehouse, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Participating middle and high school teachers are invited to deepen their understanding of contemporary and modern art and architecture; develop strategies for interpreting and teaching about artworks in the classroom or museum galleries; and connect with collections, resources, and colleagues at each institution. $250 tuition includes all instruction, materials, and lunch each day. Program sessions are held at each of the participating institutions and CPE Credit is available for participation. Please call 817-332-8451, ext. 351 for more information.
Check back in early 2018 for dates and registration information. Click here to receive announcements about teacher programs.

Professional Development by Request

Customized teacher-training sessions, available by request, explore a rich variety of arts topics for educators at all levels. Staff-led programs may feature specific areas of the permanent collection or a special exhibition, combining object-based gallery presentations with learning activities connecting to studio art, social studies, language arts, world languages, and other disciplines. Nominal fees will apply for content development, resources, and exhibition tickets (if applicable). CPE credits are available. Please call 817-332-8451, ext. 217, or e-mail