Teachers' Professional Development 

Teachers' Professional Development at the Museum of Arts and Design is aimed at complementing educators' existing knowledge of contemporary art, craft, and design. Teachers’ Professional Development seminars and participatory workshops are led by artists, curators, museum educators, and other education professionals. They are designed to help K-12 educators discover creative ways of interpreting and presenting fundamental concepts in all subjects areas, using art, craft, and design as a bridge for comprehension.

Teachers' Advisory Committee

Teachers' Advisory Committee (TAC) is a select group of K-12 educators who meet during the school year to foster collaboration and learning among schools and museums. TAC is comprised of museum educators and public and private school teachers from New York City, who teach various grade levels and subjects, including art, English, foreign language, history/social studies, math, science, special education, and technology.

Online Resources for Teachers

To view lesson plans and classroom activities from previous exhibitions, please visit the Resource Materials page.


To inquire about Teachers' Professional Development or the Teachers' Advisory Committee, call the Education Department at 212.299.7759 or email schools@madmuseum.org.

Teachers' Professional Development Days
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Open House Events
Friday, October 27, 2017

Upcoming Teacher Events

Lucy Jones

From the 'Seated Design' collection, 2015

Courtesy of Lucy Jones

Thursday, June 8, 2017

This full-day professional development workshop will include featured artist Lucy Jones from the fashion after Fashion exhibition and a curatorial walkthrough.

made possible by

Teacher programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Education and Outreach Programs, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.