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August 2008

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New Impressionism Curriculum

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View our newest curriculum, When Impressionism Was a Dirty Word. In these lessons, students explore examples of the Impressionist style, artists that influenced the Impressionist painters, and learn why the art movement was reviled in the art world of late-19th-century France.

Lesson plans connect to visual arts, language arts, and/or history—social science content areas for both elementary and secondary students in the State of California.

View the curriculum When Impressionism Was a Dirty Word.

La Promenade / Renoir
La Promenade, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1870

P R O F E S S I O N A L   D E V E L O P M E N T

Wednesday Teacher Workshops at the Villa
Wednesdays, October 22 and December 3, 2008; and January 14, February 11, March 18, and April 22, 2009
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
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Professional Development Opportunities

These free, two-hour workshops provide teachers with the tools they need to create successful self-guided lesson plans and gallery activities at the Getty Villa. Participants will learn techniques for teaching with original objects from antiquity, and connect school curricula to works of art in the Villa's thematic galleries.

Call (310) 440-7300 to register starting September 8, 2008. Six grade-specific workshops will be offered:

Daily Life in the Ancient World (for K–5th grade teachers)
October 22 or December 3, 2008 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Mythology (for 6th–8th grade teachers)
January 14 or February 11, 2009 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Art of Persuasion (for 9th–12th grade teachers)
March 18 or April 22, 2009 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Get details about the Wednesday Teacher Workshops at the Villa.

Learn how to teach about ancient Greece and Rome with original works of art at the Getty Villa.
Learn how to teach about ancient Greece and Rome with original works of art at the Getty Villa.

C U R R I C U L A R  C O N N E C T I O N S

Portraits of Friends

Current Exhibitions

In the exhibition Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture, students in grades 3–12 will learn how Bernini and other artists transformed the portrait bust into a ground-breaking art form. Explore the exhibition by adapting the lesson "Friendship Portraits" to have each student create a three-dimensional "speaking likeness" of a friend. Students should identify their friends' unique characteristics and then create a sculptural portrait, using the position of the head, facial expression, and movement to give an appearance of being caught in the midst of speaking or being interrupted.

View the lesson "Friendship Portraits."

Learn more about the exhibition Bernini and the Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture, on view at the Getty Center through October 26, 2008.

Portrait of Nadine Dumas / Carpeaux
This portrait bust can inspire your students to create a friendship portrait.

Portrait of Nadine Dumas, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, 1873–1875

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Changes in the Galleries

Getty Bookmarks

Did you know that works of art at the Getty Museum are often moved to new locations? Before you bring your class to the Getty, make sure all the artworks you want to visit are on view. Here are four recent changes:

Maria Cerri Capranica / Finelli

Portrait of Maria Cerri Capranica, by Giuliano Finelli has moved to the Exhibitions Pavilion for inclusion in the exhibition Bernini and Birth of Baroque Portrait Sculpture through October 26, 2008.

Find the location of a work of art by using Getty Bookmarks. Register for an account and you'll always know the most current location of your bookmarked artworks. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check Getty Bookmarks on the day of, or the night before, your visit.

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