Educator Professional Development

Educator Workshops and More

Integrating works of art in your teaching engages students while deepening curricular connections around expanded narratives and representation. Hear from educators, curators, and other scholars about the MFA's collection and using digital images of works of art in your teaching.

Educator Workshops

Approaches to Multimodal Engagement with Contemporary Art: Creativity and Care

November 16, 2023
4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Recommended for K–12 educators and college faculty

In Person
Educator Workshops

Approaches to Multimodal Engagement with Modern and Contemporary Art: Toshiko Takaezu and Stories Artists Tell

January 25, 2024
4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Recommended for K–12 educators and college faculty

Educator Workshops

Muslim Empires in the Age of Steam and Print

March 2, 2024
10:00 am–4:00 pm

Recommended for educators of grades 9–12

In Person

Save the Date

This year we invite you to join one or more participatory workshops in a three-part series that engages with contemporary art on view in the MFA galleries on Thursdays November 16, January 25, and May 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Check back here for additional registration information.

Video Playlist for Educators

Screenshot of Zoom presentation depicting Mural Project mural, with inset of artist Rob Gibbs

Catch up on the MFA's free content for educators on our MFA Educator Workshops playlist on YouTube. Find recordings of artist talks, workshops, and panel discussions relevant to your classroom.

Discounts for Teachers

New England K–12 teachers in a school, after school, or community setting can receive one discounted general admission ticket for $15. See Tickets for eligibility details.

The Museum offers K–12 teachers discounts on membership, which are valid for $30 off a membership at the Individual, Family and Friends, or Ambassador level. If you believe you are eligible, you may request the discount by visiting a ticket desk during your next visit or by calling 1-800-440-6975. If you have questions about your eligibility for the discount, e-mail

Please note the discount cannot be applied retroactively to a previously purchased membership.

A valid school ID, letter on institution stationery from a K–12 principal or administrator, or a valid/active MTA card may be requested. MTA members must be actively teaching; retired status is not accepted.


Arbella Insurance Foundation

Lead Sponsor

Presented with support from The Rabb/Goldberg/Cahners Fund for Teacher Resources, and the Louise O. and Robert F. Levin Fund for Innovation in Teaching.

Custom Workshops

Looking for professional development for your school or district? We can work with you to develop a program that best fits your curriculum needs.

For more information, e-mail