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May 2013

Getty Museum K-12 Teacher Programs

Summer Hiatus and Announcing New Academic Schedule for Getty Teacher Update

This monthly e-newsletter will be back in the fall with inspiring lessons and professional-development opportunities. Look for updates every October, January, March, and May!

S C H O O L   V I S I T S

Bring Your Class to the Getty Next Year!

Open your students' eyes to art, history, and culture with a visit to the Getty Center or the Getty Villa. Visit requests can be made beginning June 3, 2013.

Go to Planning a School Visit for updates and more information.

High-school students study Franz Xaver Messerschmidts Vexed Man at the Getty Center.
High-school students study Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's Vexed Man at the Getty Center.

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

Teaching the City: Modern Architecture for Today's Classrooms
Day One: Saturday, May 11, 2013; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Theme: Beyond the Museum Walls
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Getty Center
Day Two: Saturday, June 1, 2013; 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Theme: Design in Practice
The Hammer Museum

Programs for Teachers

Three arts institutions host this innovative two-day program for secondary grade teachers inspired by their respective exhibitions on modern architecture. Curator- and educator-led tours, a bus tour, and a hands-on design project developed in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation allow teachers to discover Los Angeles' built environment and teach design concepts to their students. The results of the projects will be shared on

Learn more and sign up.

Department of Water and Power Building at Night/ Martin
Department of Water and Power Building, 1965. Building by A.C. Martin. Gelatin silver print by Julius Shulman. J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (2004.R.10)
Webinar: Art and Science
May 22, 2013; 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Who said the arts and sciences don't mingle? Learn about the science of paint pigments, bronze conservation of ancient sculptures, and constellations described in a 13th-century astronomy textbook.

Connect with Getty Villa conservator Jerry Podany and museum educators Theresa Sotto and Lilit Sadoyan from the comfort of your own home.

Learn more and sign up.

Art & Science: A Curriculum for K-12 Teachers
Participants preview a revised print edition of Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers from the Getty Museum (published in June 2013).
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