For K-12 Teachers

Local and national programs for teachers offer year-long professional development opportunities, while students learn about American history through American art with engaging and reflective interactive tours and real-time video conferences.


Student in front of Nam June Paik's Electronic Superhighway

Field Trips and School Tours

Our interdisciplinary, inquiry-based tours challenge students to investigate American culture, identity, and history through art.

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Teacher Guides and Resources

Free, educational materials for your use, with corresponding standards and grade levels.

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Professional Development

Our educator programs are an exciting exploration of the connections among American art, social studies, history, and English/language arts.

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Student Showcase

We feature creative student projects such as artworks and podcasts.

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Classroom Videoconferences

Museum presenters create connections between American art and your curriculum, engaging students around the globe.

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Summer Institutes for Teachers

Be inspired this summer! Attend one of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s week-long institutes in the nation’s capital. 

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