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. 

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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 13, 2015Unflinching Realism: German Art Between the Wars 4:30–8:30 pm

Germany’s Weimar Republic, established between the end of World War I and the Nazi rise to power, was a thriving laboratory of art and culture. As the country experienced unprecedented social, economic, and political upheaval, many artists rejected Expressionism in favor of a new realism to capture this emerging society. The exhibition mixes painting, photography, and works on paper by artists who turned a cold eye on the new Germany: its injured war veterans and alienated urban landscapes, but also its emancipated New Woman, modern architecture, and mass-produced commodities.

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December 1, 2015Frank Gehry4:30–8:30 pm

Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural role, and relationship to the city. This exhibition presents an examination of his extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s to the present, featuring drawings, models, and monitors featuring his use of technology, all of which illuminate the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Tracing the arc of this Los Angeles–based architect’s career, this retrospective offers an opportunity to reflect on the development of Gehry’s work and to understand the processes of one of the great architectural minds.

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February 9, 2016Creativity in (and out of) the Classroom 4:30–8:30 pm

How often do we hear the phrase ‘think outside of the box?’ What does it mean? Why do we need a box? Identified as one of the most crucial skills students need to succeed in work, life and citizenship, creativity may be seen as composed of three basic parts: thinking creatively, working creatively with others, and implementing innovations. Explore all three aspects so you can encourage students to use the creative process and the elements crucial to creativity on a daily basis both in and outside of the classroom.

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April 19, 2016Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015 4:30–8:30 pm

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear, 1715-2015 will explore the history of menswear from the eighteenth century to the present. Re-examining conventional gender norms and the all-too-frequent equation of “fashion” with “femininity,” Reigning Men will reveal that the conservative conformist man in the gray flannel suit is a recent and overly simplistic stereotype.

Resources

 

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curriculum materials

American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life Essay PDF • Discussion Questions PDF

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Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School Essay PDF  Selected Resources PDF • Lesson Plan Grades K-2 PDF  Lesson Plan Grades 3-8 PDF Lesson Plan Grades 9-12 PDF • Images and Discussion Questions PDF