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February 2007

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New Curriculum Traces Women's Roles in Art History

All Curricula

Celebrate the history of women in art with stories of unique and amazing women. Our new curriculum Artful Women is designed for teaching grades K–5 in the classroom and covers the themes of adornment, women as artists, and women's roles in the family.

The lessons are designed for classroom teaching of primary grades and cover National and California State Content Standards for visual arts, language arts, and history.

View the curriculum Artful Women.

Vicomtesse / Vigee Le Brun
Learn about the ambitious woman who painted this portrait in 1785

P R O F E S S I O N A L   D E V E L O P M E N T

Connecting Art and Science: A Workshop
March 24, 2007, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Professional Development Opportunities

Teach chemistry with art by studying 17th-century paint recipes

Investigate the connection between art and science in a premiere workshop that launches our new curriculum Art and Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers. This workshop will explore the chemistry of pigments and glazes, conservation, scientific illustrations, instruments as works of art, and more.

In the workshop, you'll learn how science concepts can be explored with the Getty Museum's collection through hands-on activities. You'll also receive a copy of the new curriculum to take home. An online version of the curriculum will be available in the Spring of this year.

Register for the workshop by calling (310) 440-7300. Space is limited, so sign up now!

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

The Art of the Book: From Medieval to Modern

Current Exhibitions

Introduce your students to the beauty of illuminated manuscripts—books written and decorated entirely by hand—by viewing the exhibition French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages. The exhibition, drawn from the Getty Museum's collection, highlights French painting in books from the 800s to the 1500s.

Use the lesson "Exploring an Illuminated Manuscript Page" to facilitate study of these rare books. In the lesson, students in grades 3–12 learn how the layout of pages in books changed through history—from the 13th century to the present.

View the lesson "Exploring an Illuminated Manuscript Page."

View an interactive exploration of a Gothic manuscript page.

Alchandreus / Virgil Master
Before the printing press, books like this medieval manuscript were handmade

Learn more about the exhibition French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages, on view at the Getty Center through April 15, 2007.

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

New Activities Enhance Understanding of Antiquities

Planning a School Visit

Visit Activities

The Lansdowne Herakles / Unknown
Discover why Herakles is usually depicted with a club and a lion's skin

Maximize your students' learning in the Villa galleries with the following self-guided activity sets.

K–5 students will travel through time with the writing and drawing activities in "My Getty Villa Travel Log."

Students in grades 3–8 can learn ancient tales about heroes, monsters, gods, goddesses, athletes, and aristocrats through activities in "People and Stories in Greek and Roman Art."

Students in grades 6–12 can investigate how ancient Greek and Roman artists portrayed the human form with activities in "Perfect Bodies, Ancient Ideals."

View new activities for visits to the Getty Villa:
"My Getty Villa Travel Log"
"People and Stories in Greek and Roman Art"
"Perfect Bodies, Ancient Ideals"

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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Landscape (Autumn) / Pissarro

Not on View
Landscape in the Vicinity of Louveciennes (Autumn) by Camille Pissarro is on loan from February 11, 2007 through January 2008 for a traveling exhibition, Camille Pissarro: The Evolution of an Impressionist, 1864–1874.

La Promenade / Renoir

Not on View
La Promenade by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is on loan from February 21, 2007 through January 2008 for a traveling exhibition, Renoir's Landscapes 1861–1883.

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.

Register for Getty Bookmarks now!

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