Educators are invited throughout the year to receptions that preview new exhibitions in the Museum galleries and new installations in the ever-changing Sculpture Park. Discussions of curriculum connections and lesson ideas connect your classroom to deCordova’s dynamic contemporary art offerings and offer opportunities to meet the Museum Staff and Guides facilitating your classroom visits.
EDCO/TEC Workshops and Summer Institute
Day-long workshops through the school-year and a week-long summer institute co-sponsored by the EDCO Collaborative and TEC (The Education Cooperative) offer immersive contemporary art experiences for educators of art and other disciplines.
Specialized Professional Development
If you are interested in arranging school- or district-wide professional development tailored to your specific groups and objectives, contact Donna Berube at email@example.com or 781.259.3603.
Sculpture Park Directory
DeCordova’s renewed emphasis on its 35-acre Sculpture Park means that new installations arrive almost monthly during the height of the Park season from spring to fall. For information on the ever-changing 60+ works, visit the Sculpture Park Directory.
Sculpture on Site Lesson Plans
Interdisciplinary lessons plans designed to integrate deCordova’s unique Sculpture Park resources into the classroom are available here:
Balancing Act K-2 Math and Visual Art
On the Move K-2 Social Studies and Visual Art
Do You See What I See? K-2 Language Arts and Visual Art
Forms of Expression Grades 3-5 Language Arts and Visual Art
Transformation Grades 3-5 Social Studies and Visual ARt
Artistic Movement Grades 6-8 Visual Arts, Science, Technology, and Engineering
Visual Metaphor Grades 6-8 Language Arts and Visual Arts
Symbols and Meanings Grades 6-8 Visual Art
Acts of Intervention Grades 6-8 Science and Visual Art