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“Learning to Look with the National Portrait Gallery” Summer Teacher Institute

April 1, 2019
June 24, 2019

Integrating portraiture into the classroom provides exciting opportunities to connect students with history, biography, visual art, and many other subjects. The Summer Teacher Institute will take a broad look at the Portrait Gallery’s collection.  Participants will learn how to “read” portraiture and use the art as a springboard into a more in-depth discussion about biography and history. Teachers in grades kindergarten–12 may apply as individuals or as part of a team. Priority will be given to social studies, English/language arts, and visual arts teachers.

 The summer institutes will be held June 24–28, 2019 and July 8–12, 2019.

 To ensure participation, a nonrefundable program fee of $100 per person is due upon acceptance into the teacher institute. Participants are responsible for travel and lodging costs.

To apply. Please direct queries to or 202-633-8503. Application deadline is April 1, 2019.