K–12 Educator Program

K–12 Educator Conference: The American Wing

Join us for a half-day conference highlighting one of the finest collections of American art in the world and its potential to aid visual arts and social studies instruction. Includes a free copy of The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Walking Guide. Choose the sessions that best match your needs when you register online.

This program is held in conjunction with the opening of the New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts.

This program is made possible by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Common Core State Standards
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (SL.CCR.1)

National Learning Standards
Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines (NA-VA.K-12.6)
Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585–1763) (NSS-USH.5-12.2)
Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801–1861) (NSS-USH.5-12.4)
Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850–1877) (NSS-USH.5-12.5)
Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890–1930) (NSS-USH.5-12.7)

Fee: $25

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Program Support

K–12 Educator Programs are made possible by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, an Anonymous Foundation, Altman Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Kenneth and Anna Zankel, Jane and Frances Stein Foundation, Jephson Educational Trusts, and Smart Family Foundation.