Regardless of what discipline or grade level you teach, discover ways to make cross-curricular connections through the Carter, whether at the Museum or in your classroom.
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Carter in the Classroom
The Carter offers a variety of educational experiences designed to bring the Museum to your classroom! Explore art from the collection with a Carter educator and discover the connections to art, culture, history, language arts, and science.
Virtual Visits at the Carter
Can't visit us? Let's connect virtually! The Carter offers a variety of interactive and recorded interdisciplinary programs that bring the Museum to your classroom. Explore the collection with a Museum educator leading discussions and activities related to art, culture, history, language arts, and science. We also offer monthly specials that highlight history months, holidays, and the seasons.
Listen to a fun story and explore connections between American art and literature. Stories and themes will vary with each semester.
Get ready to move and groove as you discover how the beats melodies, and rhythms of diverse musical genres inspired works of American art.
Investigate the ways artists have used scientific observation to represent the world around them. Students will practice their scientific skills while closely studying the creatures and habitats depicted in artworks.
Let the Carter’s collection be a source for discovering artists’ use of math, science, and engineering concepts as creative fuel for their work. Make connections between S.T.E.M. processes and art.
Share a laugh, use your imagination, and identify figurative language while examining the connections between diverse poems and works of art at the Carter. As a bonus, students can flex their creative writing muscles in a post-program activity led by Carter Community Artist Brenda Ciardiello.
Journey around Texas with the Carter’s collection and take a deeper dive into the complex history of the land, its inhabitants, and Texans’ artistic creations.
Examine artworks in the Carter’s collection and explore how artists take inspiration from engineered structures and apply those concepts in their own creations.
Discover the complex stories of immigration by artists from around the globe while examining the geographic, political, and economic factors that shaped their stories. Explore how their relationships to their country of origin, culture, and new country influenced and inspired their art.
Check out our collection online to find images and information about our art. Explore our educator resources, including Essential Questions, Questioning Strategies, and Suggested Activities for all grade levels.
The Carter’s programs for students and teachers are supported in part by grants from the Garvey Texas Foundation, the Lowe Foundation, and Texas Commission on the Arts.