For Educators


Teachers participate in a tour
Photo: Andria Lo

SFMOMA invites you to explore modern and contemporary art and to use the museum's collections and programs as a foundation for teaching and learning. Our Education Department offers a variety of programs and resources for educators, including professional development workshops and institutes for teachers, online teaching aids, and school programs designed to encourage the exploration of works of art, enhance visual literacy, and foster critical-thinking skills.

"SFMOMA is uniquely positioned to bring the ideas and practices of world-class artists to Bay Area teachers and classrooms. Bringing art to life for students of all ages fosters creativity and imagination as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills that are crucial to academic achievement and career readiness," notes Julie Charles, Deborah and Kenneth Novack Associate Curator, School Initiatives.

SFMOMA is on the go through early 2016, presenting new art experiences around the Bay Area as we prepare for our expansion. We'll continue to offer special programs and events for educators while our building is transformed.

You can download our 2015-16 School + Teacher Programs brochure here.

To register for a specific teacher workshop or institute, please consult the list of upcoming events at the bottom of the Teacher Programs + Events page.

For more information, please contact the Teacher Programs and Resources Office at 415.247.6710, or email

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Education programs at SFMOMA are made possible with major support from the Leanne B. Roberts Fund for Education, the Koret Foundation, Bank of America, the Wells Fargo Foundation, Doris Fisher, Deborah and Kenneth Novack, and Target. Generous support is provided by the Carlson Family Foundation, Dana and Bob Emery, and Gap Inc. Additional support is provided by Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; The McGraw-Hill Companies; McKesson Foundation; The Morrison & Foerster Foundation; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Susan Swig; and the Hearst Foundation.

Koret Foundation Bank of America Target Wells Fargo Foundation