School Programs

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The TMA is proud to offer a variety of educational services to teachers & schools!

Minimum 6, Maximum 26
Number of chaperones allowed: 2

Elementary School: $95 fee for docent-led tour, gallery information and art activity
Middle School: $95 fee for docent-led tour, gallery information and art activity
High School: $95 fee for docent-led tour and gallery information

The TMA invites educators to schedule interactive docent-led tours for elementary, middle school, high school and college classes. All scheduled elementary and middle school classes receive a tour packet for advanced preparation and a 1½ hour visit to the Museum, including a guided tour and an exhibition-related art activity. Tours for high school and college classes last 1 hour and do not include an art activity, unless arranged with the Education Department. All guided tours must be scheduled and paid at least two weeks in advance. For more information, contact the Education Department.

Teachers are welcome to bring their students for their own tour during Museum hours, however we request that there be at least 1 adult for every 10 students. We recommend that you call in advance to schedule your visit (903-595-1001). Some exhibitions require an entrance fee; discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Contact Information
Education Department

Each year the TMA puts on an annual High School Art Exhibition, a juried exhibition of original works by local high school art students. The works are originally selected for entry into the exhibition by the students’ teachers. Prior to the opening of the exhibition, the pieces are judged by a panel of jurors selected by the TMA curatorial staff from local artists and college art departments. The aim of the exhibition is to give local high school students the opportunity to participate in a professional art exhibition in a museum setting. For more information on how you may become involved, please contact the Education Department.

The TMA is pleased to offer teachers free of charge:
     • Use of the TMA's resource library. By appointment only
     • A meeting room for in-service training to be scheduled through Education

Please call the Education Department at 903- 595-1001, or write to at least four weeks in advance of your requested workshop date.

The TMA offers a special membership level for all educators ($25). Join and enjoy the following:
     • Subscription to TMA's quarterly Preview Membership Calendar
     • Free admission to ticketed exhibitions
     • First notice of exhibitions, gallery talks, programs, and performances
     • Invitations to Member’s previews of selected exhibitions before they open to the public
     • 10% discount on selected items in the Museum shop
     • Discount on classes, lectures, and ticketed special programs
     • Volunteer opportunities
     • TMA membership sticker for Museum parking

Teachers, please inform your students that memberships are available for only $10!

If you are a local educator and wish to be notified of upcoming teacher in-services, school tours, and education events please contact the Education Department at 903-595-1001.