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June 2010

Getty Museum Education

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

Secondary Teachers' Institute
Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography
June 29–July 2, 2010
The Getty Center

Professional Development

Registration is now open. Call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

This program will introduce secondary-level teachers of literature, social sciences, and other humanities subjects to the history of photojournalism. Focusing on the exhibition Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties, teachers will learn about photographers who have documented historical events such as war, the Civil Rights movement, and the Depression; as well as social issues, including homelessness and human migration.

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

Tuesday–Thursday, June 29–July 1 from 9:30 a.m–3:00 p.m.
Friday, July 2 from 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The program is free.
Learn more about our Secondary Teachers' Institute.

Messenger Boy for Mackay Telegraph Company, Waco, Texas / Lewis W. Hine
Messenger Boy for Mackay Telegraph Company, Waco, Texas, Lewis W. Hine, 1913


A Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities

Resources for the Classroom

Collectors from the early 1600s used cabinets of curiosities to store and display rare and exotic objects such as medals, gems, and shells. Working online, students in grades 6–12 can open the doors and drawers of this unique cabinet while learning about its materials, iconography, decorative designs, structure, and socio-historical context.

Our guides for teacher and student will extend student learning.

Explore the virtual cabinet now.

Explore a virtual representation of a cabinet of curiosities online.  Open doors and drawers, and zoom in on intricate details.
Explore a virtual representation of a cabinet of curiosities online. Open doors and drawers, and zoom in on intricate details.

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

Tasteful Pictures: Food as Still Life

Current Exhibitions

This latest installment of our In Focus photography series features images of food by well-known photographers not known for focusing on this subject: Man Ray, Adolphe Braun, Edward Weston, Bill Owens, Martin Parr, and more.

Explore this exhibition online with students in grades 6–12. Adapt the lesson "Still-Life Painting: Arranging Nature—Lesson 1," to have students understand these photographs as still lifes. How are the photographic still lifes similar to or different from the older, painted expressions? Students can further their understanding of the genre and practice watercolor techniques by painting their own still lifes from direct observation.

View the lesson "Still-Life Painting: Arranging Nature—Lesson 1."

Learn more about the exhibition Tasteful Pictures, on view at the Getty Center through August 22, 2010.

Untitled from British Food /  Parr
Untitled from British Food, Martin Parr, 1995. Martin Parr/Magnum Photos

S C H O O L   V I S I T S

2010–11 School Visits Now Available!

It's time to schedule your 2010–2011 school visits to the Getty Center and Getty Villa! You can apply two different ways:

1. Fill out our online request form for the Getty Center or the Getty Villa.
2. Download, print, and mail in a Request Form for the Getty Center or the Getty Villa. See you at the Getty!

Visit Planning a Visit to the Museum for updates and more information.

Students learn about ancient Roman frescoes during a school visit to the Getty Villa.
Students learn about ancient Roman frescoes during a school visit to the Getty Villa.

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Changes in the Galleries

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 is one change:

The Getty Center
Oval Basin / Palissy

On View
This newly designed permanent installation of medieval and Renaissance art is open in the Getty Center's North Pavilion. Sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, furniture, and stained glass are on view alongside paintings and illuminated manuscripts, all arranged by period and theme.

Getty Bookmarks

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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