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

Summer Institute for Teachers

10 AM–4 PM

Daily sessions will feature staff-led presentations, gallery discussions, and studio-art activities connecting to the Museum’s permanent collection and the special exhibition
The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of Seventeenth-Century France. 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 $225 ($180 for Kimbell members); educators must register for all four days. CPE credits are available.

Please call 817-332-8451, ext. 351, or e-mail

Please check back for more information about the 2017 Summer Institute for Teachers.

Museum Forum for Teachers: Modern and Contemporary Art

10 AM–4 PM

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. Tuition is $250. This cost includes all instruction, materials, and lunch each day. The Early Application deadline is April 1, 2016 (discounted rate $225). Regular Application deadline is May 27, 2016 ($250). Program sessions are held at each of the participating institutions and CPE credits are available.

Please call 817-332-8451, ext. 351, for more information. Click here for the application form.


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