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May 2007

Getty Museum Education

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Tour Our Virtual Video Gallery

Video Gallery

Take students behind the scenes at the J. Paul Getty Museum—without leaving your computer lab. From art-making demonstrations to artist interviews, the videos in our revamped online video gallery shed light on topics as diverse as bronze casting, photographs by Dorothea Lange, conservation projects, artist techniques, and Getty Museum history.

Use these short videos in warm-ups for art-making activities, to introduce students to an artist's work, or to prepare your class for a visit to the Getty Museum.

Go to the Video Gallery.

A potter forms a vase
Watch a potter form vases using ancient Greek techniques

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
Dots, Dabs, Debates:
Impressions of France in the Late 19th Century
June 25–28, 2007
The Getty Center

Professional Development Opportunities

Teachers work together in a Getty workshop
Collaborate, explore, and learn in Getty Museum workshops

Seats are still available!

In the Getty Museum's first institute for secondary level teachers, you will trace common themes in the art, literature, and history of late-19th-century France. Over several days, teachers will experience lectures by curatorial staff, discuss works in the galleries, and develop lessons around Getty artworks with education staff.

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

Call (310) 440-7300 to register.

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

The Art of Camouflage

Current Exhibitions

Teach K–2 students about animal camouflage by viewing artworks by one of the finest painters of animals in the history of European art. The exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie features 12 realistic, life-size animal portraits by Jean-Baptiste Oudry, an artist working for the French king in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Use the lesson "I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)," to teach students that the environment can shape an animal's characteristics. Extend the lesson by viewing Oudry's animals and discussing which ones can blend into their surroundings. Students can research each animal to learn about its habitat.

Hyena / Oudry
Striped hyenas use camouflage to blend into the tall, dry grasses in their habitat

Hyena (detail), Jean-Baptiste Oudry, 1739, Staatliches Museum Schwerin

View "I Spy (Camouflaged Animals in Art!)."

View the online exhibition presentation for Oudry's Painted Menagerie, on view at the Getty Center through September 2, 2007.

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:

A Woman Preparing Bread / Hooch

Not on View
A Woman Preparing Bread and Butter for a Boy by Pieter de Hooch is out on loan through July 2007 for the exhibition Vermeer and the Artists of Delft at the Foro Boario in Modena, Italy.

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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