Schools & Teachers

New! Teacher Resources

Storm King Art Center is pleased to offer two virtual teaching resources for exploring ideas and artworks.

These teacher guides provide prompts, resources, and information to be used in conjunction with digital slideshows. By focusing on a theme within Storm King’s collection, we hope to engage your students in conversation, close looking, and activities that can support your visual art, language arts, science, and social studies curricula. While we are unable to offer guided group visits during the 2020 season, we hope to welcome your students to build on these explorations during a future visit to Storm King. Thanks for joining us in bringing Storm King into your virtual classroom!

Material Matters
Recommended for grades K-5
Download Teacher Guide
Download Material Matters Slideshow

What’s the Big Idea? Concepts & Connections
Recommended for grades 6-12
Download Teacher Guide
Download What’s the Big Idea Slideshow

School Group Visits

Storm King is not currently offering group visits. Any schedule or policy changes will be updated on the Visit page.

We welcome school groups of all ages to the Art Center. Reservations are required for groups of 12 or more and for any group arriving by full-sized bus (or any vehicle that will not fit in a standard parking spot). All reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. Learn more about visiting with a school group here.

Storm King is proud to offer free admission to all Title 1 schools, as well as public school groups from Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, and Sullivan counties.**

Provided by generous lead support from the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc. Support is also provided by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Windgate Foundation

Teacher Programs

Storm King offers a week-long teacher institute each summer. The professional development intensive is open to all K-12 educators. Eligible participants receive credit for 20 inservice hours.


At Storm King, modern and contemporary art inherently intersects with multiple disciplines and perspectives. The engineering, fabrication, material science, and earth-moving required by the collection and its built environment offer a wealth of lessons in experimentation, planning, collaboration, and problem-solving. The art of close observation in the field, linking the work of scientists and artists, has become a central tenet running through all education initiatives. Place-based writing and poetry have also found a natural home at Storm King. At the core of these multidisciplinary connections remains a commitment to creating access for students and teachers to the outdoor sculpture and landscape of the Art Center.