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March 2007

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Discover How Artists Explore Ritual and Religion

All Curricula

Encourage students in grades 6–8 to consider how artists engage with religion in two very different ways—as participants in the creation of religious spaces, and as observers and documenters of the religious rituals of another culture.

The lessons in this new unit connect to California State content standards for Visual Arts, English—Language Arts, and History—Social Science.

View the curriculum Visualizing Devotion.

Madonna / Daddi
Analyze art elements in Bernardo Daddi's Madonna, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and Saint Paul, made about 1330

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

Teachers' Open Workshop
Working with Sculpture
April 14, 2007, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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Professional Development Opportunities

Head with Horns / Gauguin
Self-portraiture in 3-D: Head with Horns, Paul Gauguin, 1895–1897

In this free, one-day workshop, K–12 teachers will explore sculptures created over the past 300 years. Through presentations in the Getty Center's galleries and hands-on activities, you'll learn methods for teaching about sculpture in your classroom.

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.

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

Art & Language Arts
Ideas for the Classroom
April 21, 2007, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Art & Language Arts Lessons

Make learning more engaging for students by integrating visual arts into the K–5 curriculum.

Teachers from several Los Angeles-area elementary schools will present curricula they designed through the Getty's innovative Art & Language Arts program. This professional development opportunity helps teachers create art-centered, interdisciplinary teaching strategies based on the Getty Museum's collections. Swap ideas with other teachers, view student work, and get inspired!

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

Learn more about Art & Language Arts and get an application for the 2007–2009 program.

Adventures of Dolly, ch. 4 / Manalese
Visual arts meet language arts in fun, standards-based activities
Villa Teacher Summer Institute
Beyond Boundaries: Greek Colonization and Trade
June 27-30, 2007, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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Villa Teacher Summer Institute
Teachers discuss ancient art at the Getty Villa

Learn how to link the study of Greek antiquities to social studies, language arts, and visual arts standards by participating in this year's four-day Villa Teacher Summer Institute.

K–12 teachers will explore colonization and trade in ancient Greece and surrounding regions. You'll also hear presentations by curators and scholars about the history of ancient trade and trace the journey of an ancient object over time. This event is presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage.

For information about the application process or to request an application, send an e-mail to Please include "Villa Summer Institute" in the subject line of your email. Applications are due April 2, 2007.

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

Animals in Art, Myths in Mosaics, Stories in Stone

Current Exhibitions

Introduce students to the elements of art while teaching about nature and mythology.

Mosaic pavements in the exhibition Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa are chock full of animals and mythological characters. These architectural decorations, made with small pieces of stone, also offer a unique opportunity to explore elements of art such as texture, shape, and composition.

Adapt our unit Looking and Learning in the Art Museum to explore mosaics with your students.

View the online exhibition presentation for Stories in Stone: Conserving Mosaics of Roman Africa. The exhibition is on view at the Getty Villa through April 30, 2007.

Medusa / Roman
Detail of a Roman floor mosaic depicting Medusa, A.D. 200-300

Image courtesy of Republique Tunisienne, Ministere de la Culture, Institut National du Patrimoine. Photography by Bruce M. White, 2005

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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An Allegory of Passion / Holbein

Back on View
An Allegory of Passion by Hans Holbein the Younger, previously on loan to Tate Britain for the exhibition Holbein in England, has returned to the Getty Museum.

Robert Cheseman / Holbein

Temporarily on View
Portrait of Robert Cheseman by Hans Holbein the Younger, is on loan to the Getty Museum from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in the Netherlands. It is on view in the Getty Museum through April 22, 2007.

The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark / Brueghel

Back on View
The Entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark by Jan Brueghel the Elder, previously on loan to the Mauritshuis for the exhibition Rubens and Brueghel: A Working Friendship, has returned to the Getty Museum.

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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