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April 2007

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Secondary Teachers' Institute
Dots, Dabs, Debates:
Impressions of France in the Late 19th Century
June 25–28, 2007
The Getty Center

Professional Development Opportunities

Future Exhibitions

Trace common themes in the art, literature, and history of late-19th-century France in the Getty Museum's first institute for secondary level teachers. Over several days, teachers will experience lectures by curatorial staff and discussions in the galleries. Teachers will also work with education staff to develop lessons around works of art.

Participants are eligible for Los Angeles Unified School District salary points.

Teachers work together in a Getty workshop
Collaborate, explore, and learn in Getty Museum workshops

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

This program coincides with the upcoming exhibition Defining Modernity: European Drawings, 1800–1900, and the display of Édouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, on loan from the Courtauld Institute in London from June 5 through September 9.

Teachers' Open Workshop
Working with Sculpture
April 14, 2007, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center
Head with Horns / Gauguin
Self-portraiture in 3-D: Head with Horns, Paul Gauguin, 1895–1897

Seats are still available for this free, one-day workshop focusing on sculpture created over the past 300 years. K–12 teachers will learn methods for teaching about sculpture in the classroom through presentations in the Getty Museum's galleries and hands-on activities.

The workshop will include an overview of sculpture from the Museum's collections and activities focused on the materials, subjects, and functions of art in three dimensions. Attendees receive curricular materials, including lesson plans and reproductions of artworks.

To register, or for more information, call (310) 440-7300.

Applications Available—Art & Language Arts Program

Apply now to participate in Art & Language Arts, a free one-year program that introduces K–5 teachers to meaningful and engaging strategies for developing students' skills in language and visual arts.

In this intensive program, teachers design lesson plans that integrate language and visual arts then test their lessons in the classroom. The program includes a summer institute, two one-day sessions, and class observations.

Teachers discuss paintings in the galleries
Teachers in the Art & Language Arts program discuss paintings in the galleries

Participants receive subsidized buses for Getty visits, an art supply stipend, and Los Angeles Unified School District salary points or University of Southern California extension credits. Teachers must apply in teams of 8–12 from each school.

Learn more and get an application for the 2007–2008 program.

View lessons written by teachers who have participated in the Art & Language Arts program.

C U R R I C U L A R  C O N N E C T I O N S

Images with Impact: Photographs of Los Angeles

Current Exhibitions

Los Angeles River Near Downey Road / Humble
The Los Angeles River Near Downey Road, Vernon, John Humble, negative 2002, print 2006

Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council of the J. Paul Getty Museum
© John Humble, courtesy of Jan Kesner Gallery

How can photographs help us understand the impact of cities on the natural and built environment? The exhibition A Place in the Sun: Photographs of Los Angeles by John Humble includes this contemporary photographer's images of the L.A. River and L.A.'s built environment.

Compare and contrast the work of Humble with that of William Garnett, a photographer who documented the development of neighborhoods in L.A. 60 years ago. The lesson "Environmental Impact" examines Garnett's depictions of urban sprawl. Extend the lesson by viewing Humble's images and discussing how the growth of cities has affected the natural and built environment we see today.

View the lesson "Environmental Impact."

Learn more about the exhibition A Place in the Sun: Photographs of Los Angeles by John Humble, on view at the Getty Center through July 8, 2007.

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Changes in the Galleries

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here are a couple of recent changes:

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‹berorgan / Hawkinson

Temporarily on View
Überorgan by Tim Hawkinson is on view through September 9, 2007 in conjunction with the exhibition Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson.
Überorgan is © Tim Hawkinson, Andrea Nasher Collection

Still Life / Monet

Not on View
Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by Claude Monet is on loan through June 2007 for the exhibition Claude Monet: A Tribute to Daniel Wildenstein and Katia Granoff.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

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