Educator Events


Professional Development

Bring art into your classroom with lessons inspired by NOMA’s collections and exhibitions. Workshops include educator materials, lesson plans, museum tours, and hands-on activities.


The Changing Landscape: Using Art to Teach About the Environment

Saturday, January 18, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OR Tuesday, January 21, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Use art as a point of entry to explore contemporary environmental concerns. This workshop will be offered twice. Please register in advance.


Summer Institute: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA 

Thursday, June 11 AND Friday, June 12, 2020, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Spend two days discovering the contemporary sculpture, water management, and Louisiana landscape featured in the expansion of the Besthoff Sculpture Garden. This workshop will incorporate visual art, ecology, and social sciences. Please register in advance.


Educator Evenings

Educators receive FREE admission for up to 4 guests with a school ID. NOMA appreciates your dedication in the classroom. Come enjoy all that NOMA has to offer during Friday Nights at NOMA including hands-on art activities, Gallery Talks, Films and more. Check the NOMA website for a complete listing of events.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday, January 10, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00 pm


Join NOMA’s Educator Advisory Board

Become a NOMA Education Advisor and contribute to programs and materials designed for educators and students. We are now accepting applications from educators and recent retirees from all grade levels, disciplines, and school types. Email or call 658-4113 for more information.


Educator Memberships

 NOMA offers educator pricing for both Individual and Friends & Family Memberships. Benefits include free admission, invitations to previews of new exhibitions, a 10% discount in the Museum Shop, free wellness classes, and more. Go to then select a membership level and enter the code “Educator10” and your school email address.