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 Chase, 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 here or purchase tickets at the museum box 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 2, 2012Art and Architecture 4:30–8:30 pm
Explore the relationship between art and architecture through the work of Ken Price, LA-born sculptor, and LA-based architect Frank Gehry. Featuring Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective, this program will highlight the late artist’s architectural influences from ancient Pueblo dwellings to contemporary New Mexican landscapes, as well as his collaboration with Gehry, his long-time friend.
December 4, 2012Drawing is Seeing 4:30–8:30 pm
Explore drawing as a unique medium and tool for artistic inquiry through Renaissance-era scientific observation and realism to modern surrealist drawing as a conduit to the psyche. Featured exhibitions will include Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy and Drawing Surrealism.
February 5, 2013Image and Illusion 4:30–8:30 pm
The basic unit of a film is the still image—a scene carefully composed with the intent of an artist. Retrace the history of photography and film as visual illusion, from early multimedia experimenter George Méliès to contemporary video artists Nam June Paik and Bruce Nauman. This program will highlight the exhibitions Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: Caligari and Metropolis and Stanley Kubrick.
April 9, 2013Building STEAM: Art, Math and Technology 4:30–8:30 pm
Art is a way of knowing—an open-ended process of imagining, investigating, speculating, figuring, and revising. Learn about large-scale artworks that engage the artist as engineer, stimulating curiosity and critical thinking in the viewer. This program features two new installations on the museum’s campus—Chris Burden’s Metropolis II and Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass.
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