Teacher Programs

The KMA offers exhibition-based staff development and teacher workshops throughout the year. 

Educators' Previews

Preview our exhibitions, receive educational materials and catalogues, and learn how the Museum can become a resource for Learning Standards in visual and language arts. Held annually in the fall and spring. 


Educators' Preview and Workshop with Damien Davis
Tuesday, March 26, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Educators are invited to a preview of the exhibition There Is A Body: Legacy of the Ancestral Arts in the 21st Century, followed by a hands-on art workshop led by artist Damien Davis. Davis uses symbols and icons to deconstruct and reimagine themes of identity and representation. He will discuss his current installation Stellar Reverberations: African Masks in Outer Space and lead teachers in an exploration of kinetic sculpture techniques that they can take back to their classrooms.

All educators, faculty and school administrators are invited. Free. 

Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist whose work has been showcased at prominent institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Davis was formerly Curator of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling in Harlem and is currently the Residency + Programs Manager at Project for Empty Space and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Purchase College (SUNY).




Professional Development 

Utilizing our current exhibitions, professional development workshops explore learning strategies and activities that support learning standards in art, language arts, social studies, and balanced-literacy classrooms. Workshops range from 3 – 15 hours. Please check back for upcoming dates.


Customized Professional Development Workshops
Use the KMA for your next professional development day. Programs may include an introduction to the Museum as a resource for teachers; a first-hand experience of our Thinking Through Art program; or consider collaborating on a program which uses the content of current exhibitions to support your curriculum. We invite you to contact the Education Department to plan a unique professional development program for your school or district. 914-232-9555, ext.2969.

Call us at 914.232.9555