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

Morning Session: 10 AM–NOON
Afternoon Session: 1:30–3:30 PM

Separate morning and afternoon sessions explore topics relating to the special exhibition Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye. 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. 351.


Daily sessions will feature auditorium presentations, gallery discussions, and studio-art activities relating to the special exhibition. 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 twenty-hour program is $200 ($175 for Kimbell members); educators must register for all four days. CPE credits are available.

For more information, please call 817-332-8451, ext. 351, or e-mail  


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. Program sessions are held at each of the participating institutions, and CPE Credit is available for participation. $250 tuition includes all instruction, materials, and lunch each day.


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