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. Focusing on LACMA's collection and special exhibitions, programs present 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 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 thematic essays, art images, 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, The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Joseph Drown Foundation, and the Mara W. Breech Foundation.
Art+Film Teacher Institute
The Art + Film Teacher Institute fosters interdisciplinary connections between visual art, media literacy, and the core curriculum. Using LACMA’s galleries as inspiration, school teams work together to create a short film inspired by a work of art. The production process explores the parallels between reading, writing, and filmmaking, emphasizing independent and collaborative art-making.