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March 2009

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Curriculum Premiere: Historical Witness, Social Messaging

For Primary and Secondary Teachers
March 14, 2009, 12:30–5:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

For Secondary Teachers (focusing on art of the ancient world)
March 25, 2009, 12:00–4:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Professional Development

Join us for two free events that launch our new curriculum Historical Witness, Social Messaging. Learn how works of art can provoke dialogue about the costs and consequences of significant events in U.S. and world history. Discover lesson ideas, hear presentations by Getty staff and guest speakers, and explore works of art that depict aspects of social injustice, propaganda, war, slavery, racial and gender bias, and unfair labor practices.

Register for one or both events by calling (310) 440-7300. Space is limited, so sign up now! The event at the Villa for teachers of grades 6–12 will focus on the art and history of the ancient world.

View a preview of the Historical Witness, Social Messaging curriculum.

Download the flyer with details about both events, and learn more about professional development opportunities.

Attend a premiere and receive your own copy of Historical Witness, Social Messaging: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers.
Attend a premiere and receive your own copy of Historical Witness, Social Messaging: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers.
Wednesday Teacher Workshop
March 18, 2009, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Professional Development

Learn how to create a Self-Guided Visit to the Getty Villa for students in grades 9 through 12 on the topic "the art of persuasion." You'll be introduced to objects that can be included in a lesson exploring how images were used in antiquity to symbolize ideas and inform, persuade, and shape opinion.

Call (310) 440-7300 for more information and to make a reservation.

Learn more about the Getty's professional development opportunities for teachers.

At the Getty Villa, teachers discuss an ancient Roman sarcophagus that depicts scenes from the life of Achilles.
Explore how images were used in antiquity to inform, persuade, and shape opinions.

A L S O   O F   I N T E R E S T

Drawing from Antiquity
Third Wednesday of the month, 2:00–5:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Courses and Demonstrations

Come to the Getty Villa on a day when the Museum is closed to the public!

Join our studio course "Drawing from Antiquity" on Wednesday afternoons and sketch original works of art from the ancient world in the Getty Villa galleries. Look closely at art objects, architectural details, and the gardens, and learn drawing techniques that can be used as motivational teaching tools. Skilled artists provide guidance; all experience levels are welcome.

Course fee $20. Open to 15 participants. Please call (310) 440-7300 to sign up.

Visit the Event Calendar to get tickets for the next course on March 18, 2009.

Participants sharpen their drawing skills by sketching from original works of art at the Getty Villa.
Participants sharpen their drawing skills by sketching from original works of art at the Getty Villa.

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

Reading Portraits

Current Exhibitions

Survey the relationship between photographer and subject through a selection of portraits dating from the invention of photography to the present day. Presenting works by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and others, the exhibition In Focus: The Portrait is the latest in a continuing thematic series that presents highlights from the J. Paul Getty Museum's photographs collection.

Use the lesson "Looking at Portraits: Reading Poe" to explore the portrait of Edgar Allan Poe, which is included in the exhibition. Compare the portrait of Poe with his writings in an effort to discover the character of this mysterious author.

View the lesson "Looking at Portraits: Reading Poe."

Learn more about the exhibition In Focus: The Portrait, on view through June, 14, 2009.

Edgar Allan Poe / unknown American photographer, 1849
Edgar Allan Poe, unknown American photographer, 1849

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Major 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 is one change:

The Getty Center
Mercury / Johan Gregor van der Schardt

Gallery Closure
Galleries on the first floor of the North Pavilion are closed for renovations and will reopen in May of 2009. These galleries include displays of the Getty's collection of antiquities, glass, ceramics, and bronze sculpture.

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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