Teachers, join us for a unique opportunity to look, learn, create, and connect with colleagues! 

Evenings for Educators is a professional development program for K–12 teachers focusing on LACMA's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each session presents strategies for incorporating 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.

Teachers attend lectures by a curator or scholar and participate in gallery tours, discussions, and artist-led workshops. Participants also receive curriculum materials containing thematic essays, artwork reproductions, discussion questions, lesson plans, and related resources. All programs are interdisciplinary and standards-aligned.

In the 2019–20 season, programs will take place over eight Tuesdays from October to April. As in previous years, there will be four themes, but this year each theme will be offered on two dates. We hope this will create greater flexibility and enhance the intimacy of each program.  

Complimentary parking and dinner are included with admission. Individual program tickets are $15 in advance and $20 when purchased on the day of the event.

Participating teachers are eligible for one LAUSD Salary Point Credit upon completion of an additional assignment.

Questions? Please contact @email.

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


Come to LACMA with your colleagues during the summer break to create a short film and learn strategies for integrating the visual arts into core curricula. Over the course of this free, four-day professional development program, filmmakers, teaching artists, and museum educators will guide you and your colleagues through the process of writing, filming, editing, and screening your own short film using Apple iPads.

The Art+Film Teacher Institute introduces teachers to arts-integration methods that promote student development of tech and media literacy, primary source analysis, and skills associated with project-based learning (PBL). Program activities and materials address California Visual and Performing Arts Standards (VAPA), the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts & Literacy, and the LAUSD Media Arts Standards.

Applications for the summer 2020 program will be available in spring.

The Art+Film Teacher Institute is made possible by The Rose Hills Foundation.

Bring LACMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions into the classroom with standards-aligned curricular resources.

Bring LACMA’s permanent collection and exhibitions into the classroom with standards-aligned curricular resources.

Seeing Matters: Critical Thinking Through Art
Art of the Americas
Heroes & Legends, Gods & Myths
Art & Creative Writing
Modern and Contemporary Art
Art of Many Cultures
Artist as Social Conscience
Betye Saar: Call and Response | Essays, Activities, Resources
Nature in Art | Essays, Activities, Resources
Charles White: A Retrospective | Essays, Activities, Resources
Self-taught American Artists | Essays, Lesson Plans, Resources
Crossing Borders | Essays, Activities, Resources
Empathy through Art | Essays, Activities, Resources
Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage | Essays, Activities, Resources
Art and Social Justice | Essays, Activities, Resources
Picasso and Rivera | Essays, Activities, Resources
Guillermo del Toro | Essays, Activities, Resources
Arts of Buddhism | Essays, Activities, Resources
Frank Gehry | Essays, Activities, Resources
Art in the Twenty-First Century | Essays, Activities, Resources
Archibald Motley | Essays, Activities, Resources
The Art of the Samurai | Essays, Activities, Resources
Calder and Abstraction | Essays, Activities
Art & English Language Development | Essays, Activities
Light, Perception, and Photography | Essays, Activities, Resources
Drawing is Seeing | Essays, Activities, Resources
Image and Illusion | Essays, Activities
STEAM: Art, Math, and Technology | Essays, Activities
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life | Essays, Activities
Renoir After Impressionism | Essays, Activities
Defining Decorative, Examining Design | Essays, Activities
Artists' Perspectives: Envisioning the World | Essays, Activities
What Makes Modern Art Modern? | Essays, Activities
Olmec: Masterworks of Ancient Mexico | Essays, Activities
Art and the Environment | Essays, Activities
Cross-Cultural Exchange | Essays, Activities
Geometry and Art | Essays, Activities
Tim Burton: The Artist's Process | Essays, Activities, Resources
Los Angeles: History, Diversity, Design | Essays
Surrealism and Women Artists | Essays, Activities, Resources
Art and Architecture | Essays, Activities
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