Evenings for Educators
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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.
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.
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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October 21, 2014The Art of the Samurai 4:30–8:30 pm
The design and fabrication of extravagant Samurai armor flourished during Japan’s Edo period (1615–1868). Lean about the life of the Samurai, Japan’s medieval to early modern warrior class, through objects of protection, pomp, and prestige. Examine elaborate textiles, helmets, weapons, and equestrian regalia featured in the exhibition Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.
December 9, 2014Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist4:30–8:30 pm
Artist Archibald Motley captured African American life at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. While Motley’s portraits of friends and family respond to the struggle of the Great Migration, his painted city scenes reflect the rhythm and vibrancy of a new urban life. Discover the depth of Motley’s work and its importance to the 20th-century African American experience through the exhibition Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist.
February 10, 2015Art in the Twenty-First Century 4:30–8:30 pm
Learn about recent trends in contemporary artistic practice through works that challenge and engage traditional approaches to images, materials, and media. View recent acquisitions featured in the exhibition Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, including works by Los Angeles artists Mark Bradford, Ruby Sterling, Diana Thater, and Mark Grotjahn.
April 14, 2015Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School 4:30–8:30 pm
Artists from the 19th-century Hudson River School, together with writers and poets, helped forge a uniquely American voice that has come to define national identity. Explore the relationship between art and civics through realistic and romantic depictions of the Americas from the exhibition Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School.
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