Learn more about the Meadows Museum’s collections and special exhibitions, and connect works of art to your classroom teaching. The Meadows Museum is committed to kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers and developing multidisciplinary curricular materials for teaching with great works of Spanish art in our collections and other cultures through our exhibitions. Workshops offer interactive gallery experiences and opportunities for idea-sharing with other educators. Participants receive background materials and images from the collection along with lesson plans and strategies for incorporating Meadows Museum objects into classroom curriculum.
Teacher workshops are FREE with advance registration. Registration instructions follow each workshop description below.
Vermeer to Modern Master with the Nasher Sculpture Center
November 12, 2022 | 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Investigate how diverse artists create and engage with physical space in this collaborative workshop. Explore the interior rooms of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer and his admirer Salvador Dalí at the Meadows Museum. Discover more with the contemporary space-shaping sculptures of Nasher Prize Laureate Nairy Baghramian.
Participants will begin their day at the Meadows Museum. Boxed lunches and free parking will be provided.
FREE with advance registration. Attendees will be eligible for prizes.
With questions, please contact Erin Frisch.
Literacy at the Crossroads: Developing Student Communication Skills through Art Exploration
Saturday, January 14, 2023 | 10:00 am–12:30 pm
How is art related to reading and writing? Join Region 10 to explore the Meadows Museum’s exhibitions and how art can art can support literacy in the classroom. Participants will be guided through gallery discussions and activities related to the museum’s collections and special exhibition Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue. Each activity will provide you with methods for increasing students’ reading, writing, and verbal expression skills.
Region 10 Fine Arts Cooperative members receive free registration. In-region/out of region, non-cooperative members pay $100.
Teacher Designed Curricula
Through the Meadows Museum’s Teacher as Artist Program (TAP), Richardson ISD teachers designed projects for classroom use inspired by works at the museum. Watch a short virtual tour focused on a single work of art and then complete a related project.
Elementary School: Patterns & Printmaking
Explore the Capital from Madinat al-Zahra’, created around 965, and then complete a project designed by Richardson ISD teachers. (Watch the first two videos below.)
Middle and High School: Sculpture & Light
Explore Jaume Plensa’s 2007 sculpture Sho and then complete a project designed by Richardson ISD teachers. (Watch the second two videos below.)
Tiny Tours Videos
Join a Meadows Museum docent for a short, deep dive into individual works of art at the Meadows Museum. Access tours here.
Created as self-guide materials for use at the Meadows Museum, these materials can also be used to aid in preparation for your visit to the Museum. The materials cover a range of portraits in the permanent collection from the Renaissance to the present, and offer questions to use to engage your students in talking about portraiture.
Please visit the following link to access the Faces of Spain guide (PDF).
The Form of Things: Sculpture from the Meadows Museum
Created as self-guide materials for use in the Meadows Museum and with the Museums newly renovated sculpture plaza, these materials can also be used to aid in preparation for your visit to the Meadows. The materials cover sculpture from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, and offer questions to use to engage your students in discussing and making sculpture.
Please visit the following link to access the The Form of Things guide (PDF).
Medieval to Renaissance: Spanish Art from the Meadows Museum
Materials created based on permanent collection objects in conjunction with the Museum’s 2008 exhibition Fernando Gallego and his Workshop: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo, these materials focus on old master paintings from the late 15th and early 16th centuries in the Meadows Collection. Included in the curriculum is background information on the period covered, info sheets on specific works of art, and lessons for use in the classroom.
Please visit the following link to access the Medieval to Renaissance guide (PDF).