Educator workshops at Asia Society Texas Center combine a two-hour workshop with a performing or visual arts experience. Designed for K-12 and university instructors, these trainings give educators a greater understanding of Asian art, culture, economics, government, music, and theater. Following presentations, participants will tour the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery or attend a workshop-related event in The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater. Participants will also receive applicable G/T hours from the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT).
Museum Educators’ Open House
October 3, 2015
Learn about the lesson plans, resources, and programs that more than 30 Houston-area museums offer.
In collaboration with Houston Museum District Association
American Foreign Policy in Asia
October 31, 2015
Examine foreign policy decisions such as the Iranian nuclear deal and why they are important for America.
Economic and Political Landscape of The Himalayas
December 12, 2015
Explore the contemporary economic and political landscape of the Himalayan countries.
In collaboration with World Affairs Council of Houston
Visual Arts Workshop on Drawn from Nature and Yeesookyung
January 23, 2016
School tours, facilitated by the education department staff and volunteers, provide educationally rich interactive opportunities for students to learn about Asian art, culture, and traditions.
These free tours are open to all public, private, charter, alternative, and home schools. Visits take place on weekdays, Tuesday through Friday, for one to two hours.
All school tours and subsequent interactive projects are tethered to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and district curriculum standards. They may include:
- Docent-led tour of exhibitions in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery
- “Introduction to Asia” PowerPoint Presentation highlighting essential information about Asian art, culture, geography, and politics
- Guided tour of the Texas Center and discussion of its unique architecture
- Interactive projects based on the current exhibition (see attachment below for current options)
Application and School Tour Project Options
At least two weeks’ notice is required for school tours and additional advance notice is required for groups larger than 25. Please complete the school tour application below. Schools may select one interactive project from the menu below for students to complete during their visit to Asia Society Texas Center.
For more information, please contact [email protected] or 713.496.9915.
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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.