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January 2007

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New Online Games Help Students Learn to Look


On your mark, get set, go to GettyGames with your students! These free online games for kids ages 9–13 encourage close looking. Students can become detail detectives, match the Monets, and assemble puzzles of Van Gogh's Irises and other favorites from the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Play GettyGames now!


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

Boost Students' Writing Skills with New Exhibition

Current Exhibitions

Explore 100 years of German painting with your students by viewing the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden. Paintings by contemporary artist Gerhard Richter and his predecessor Caspar David Friedrich provide excellent prompts for descriptive and creative writing exercises.

Lead middle and high school students in a comparative exercise by contrasting paintings by Friedrich and Richter at the Getty Center or by viewing their works side-by-side in an online gallery. You can adapt our pre-visit activity "Writing to See" to focus on works by Friedrich and Richter. Instruct students to describe similarities and differences between the artists' works and then write creative, fantastical stories based on their reactions to the paintings.

A Walk at Dusk / Friedrich
Caspar David Friedrich's A Walk at Dusk (1830–1835) can inspire students to write narratives about dreams

View the "Writing to See" activity.

Learn more about the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter, on view at the Getty Center through April 29, 2007.

View paintings by Friedrich and Richter side-by-side.

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Slots for Self-Guided Visits Still Available

Planning a School Visit

Visit Activities

You can still sign up for a Self-Guided Visit to the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center or the Getty Villa. Request a visit online before all the slots fill up!

If its your first time visiting the Getty with your students, you are required to attend a Teacher Orientation Workshop. The next workshops at the Getty Center will take place on January 6 and April 21. The next workshops at the Getty Villa are on January 10 and February 10.

Request a Self-Guided Visit to the Getty Center.

Request a Self-Guided Visit to the Getty Villa.

Self-Guided Visit to Museum
Lead students through the Museum independently on a Self-Guided Visit
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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The Forum / Kobke

The Forum, Pompeii, with Vesuvius in the Distance by Christen Schjellerup Købke moved from W201 to W104 where it is in the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden.

Arch of Constantine / Canaletto

Not on View
View of the Arch of Constantine with the Colosseum by Canaletto is on loan through April 2007 for a traveling exhibition, Canaletto in England: A Venetian Artist Abroad, 1746-1755.

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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