Upcoming Teacher Programs

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage
October 24, 2017 | 4:30–8:30 pm
Get inspired by the work of renowned 20th-century artist Marc Chagall, whose vibrant scenic backdrops and fantastical costumes for three ballets and an opera take center stage. Participants will delve into the relationship between music, the visual arts, and dance, and learn about the communication of ideas and stories through color and movement.

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Empathy Through Art
December 5, 2017 | 4:30–8:30 pm
Empathy is of central importance to education and researchers call it a cornerstone of emotional intelligence. Teachers not only demonstrate empathy for their students in order to best educate them, they must also help develop this core competency in their students. Looking at artworks from LACMA’s permanent collection, learn strategies for promoting and nurturing your students’ empathic skills through collaborative discussion, making, and writing about art.

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Crossing Borders
February 6, 2017 | 4:30–8:30 pm
Join us and explore how global migration, exchange, and tradition contribute to cultural vitality in contemporary Los Angeles, as well as other cities and cultures throughout the world. Examining a wide range of media, including textiles, ceramics, printed ephemera, and architecture, participants will consider how art, design, and material culture shape our immediate environment and impact our sense of identity and community.

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City of Water, City of Fire: Art and Cosmos at Teotihuacan
April 10, 2017 | 4:30–8:30 pm
The cultural, political, economic, and religious center of ancient Mesoamerica, Teotihuacan continues to reveal new and fascinating artifacts that broaden our understanding of the city and its inhabitants. Participants will explore the central importance of fearsome animals and imposing deities for Teotihuacan’s diverse citizens, and learn how the essential forces of water and fire defined ritual and everyday life in the ancient metropolis.

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