Evenings for Educators

 

Education Department 323 857- 6512
educate@lacma.org

Evenings for Educators

Evenings for Educators is a professional development program that presents K-12 teachers with opportunities to look, learn, create, and connect with colleagues. Featuring LACMA's special exhibitions and permanent collection, each program presents strategies to incorporate the visual arts into the classroom with activities that explore the artistic process, approach works of art as primary sources, and emphasize the parallels between the visual arts and core content areas. Educators attend lectures by a museum curator or scholar as well as participate in gallery tours, discussions, and artist-led workshops.

Teachers also receive curriculum materials containing a thematic essay, art images and descriptions, suggested discussion questions, lesson plans, and related resources. All programs are interdisciplinary and are developed to meet the California state content standards. Programs are held on selected Tuesdays from 4:30–8:30 pm.

Evenings for Educators is made possible by The Rose Hills Foundation, the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation. 

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Tickets Tickets are $15 per event and $55 for a season pass. You may purchase tickets in advance or purchase tickets at the museum Ticket Office on the night of the event.

Free Parking Complimentary parking is available in the Pritzker Parking Garage on Sixth Street, located just east of Fairfax Avenue, and in the lot on the corner of Spaulding Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. Tickets will be validated at the Evenings for Educators registration area.

Details

LAUSD Salary Point Credit LAUSD teachers can apply for one salary point. Attendance of all four sessions and completion of a homework assignment is required. Registration takes place at the October session.

University Credit Public and private school teachers may register to receive two university quarter-system units with payment of a tuition fee. Registration takes place at the October session.

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Programs

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October 1, 2013The Art of an African Kingdom: Luba Masterworks from Central Africa 4:30–8:30 pm

Works of art reflect the social histories, cosmologies, and cultural practices of unique peoples. Examine 18th- to 20th-century thrones, scepters, and commemorative figures that speak to the complexity of Luba society, featuring the exhibition Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa. This exhibition was co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Royal Museum for Central Africa and was supported in part by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belgium.

Agenda (PDF | 172KB)

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December 3, 2013Art and English Language Development 4:30–8:30 pm

Looking at, talking about, and interpreting visual art can foster important skills for English language learners. Discover the potential for integrating works of art into English language instruction and learn specific listening, speaking, reading, and writing strategies inspired by LACMA’s collections of American, Latin American, Japanese, and South and Southeast Asian Art.

Agenda (PDF | 148KB)

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February 11, 2014Light, Perception, and Photography 4:30–8:30 pm

Since the 19th-century invention of photography, the medium has been tied to sweeping changes in science, industry, and culture. Explore the history of photographic practice, its potential for documentation and experimentation, and its unique position within science and art. This program highlights the exhibition See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection

Agenda (PDF | 172KB)

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April 8, 2014Alexander Calder 4:30–8:30 pm

The kinetic works of 20th-century artist Alexander Calder revolutionized modern sculpture. Trace the development of Calder’s practice from air-propelled mobiles to monumental steel stabiles that master balance and engineering, including LACMA’s 1964 Three Quintains (Hello Girls). This program features Calder’s first Los Angeles retrospective, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

Agenda (PDF | 70KB)

 

Resources

 

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curriculum materials

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