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March 2010

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Teachers' Open Workshop
When Art Talks: Using Works of Art for English-Language Acquisition
March 27, 2010, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Getty Center

Professional Development

K–12 teachers are invited to learn strategies for teaching English-language acquisition through writing activities and oral discussion of works of art. In this workshop, we'll model lessons for use in the classroom and show you activities in the Getty Museum's galleries.

Participants receive reproductions of works of art and classroom lessons and activities.

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Learn more about Teachers' Open Workshops.

The Musicians' Brawl / Georges de La Tour
Teachers will learn how paintings can build students' English vocabulary.

The Musicians' Brawl, Georges de La Tour, 1625–1630
Wednesday Teacher Workshops
the Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire
March 31 and April 7, 2010, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
The Getty Villa

Professional Development

Discover connections between works of art from ancient Mexican and Roman empires, and get lesson ideas for linking these two cultures.
European exploration and colonization of the Americas in the 16th century coincided with the Renaissance rediscovery of classical antiquity. A unique exhibition coming to the Getty Villa, The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, presents masterworks of Aztec sculpture as the point of departure for a comparative approach to the monumental art of two great empires–the Aztec and the Roman.

March 31, 2010: designed for K–6th grade teachers

April 7, 2010: designed for 7–12th grade teachers

Call (310) 440-7300 to register. Space in each workshop is limited to 20 teachers, so sign up now!

Learn more about Wednesday Teacher Workshops.

Learn more about the exhibition The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, on view at the Getty Villa March 24–July 5, 2010

Incense Burner with Chicomecoalt
Incense Burner with Chicomecoatl, Aztec, 1325–1521; found in Tlahuac, Mexico City. Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City. CONACULTA-INAH-MEX © foto zabé. Reproduction authorized by the National Institute of Anthropology and History

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Film Screening of Legacy: Black and White in America
March 16, 2010, 6:00–9:30 p.m.
The Getty Center

Performances and Films

Legacy: Black and White in America explores the legacy of the civil rights movement and offers a look at the lives of African Americans today through conversations with celebrated African Americans. Following the screening of this one-hour documentary, cultural commentator Lawrence Weschler leads a discussion with artists Kerry James Marshall, Daniel Joseph Martinez, and Nizan Shaked about the legacy of race and civil rights in contemporary art and museum practice.

6:00–7:00 p.m.: Public reception
7:00–8:00 p.m.: Film screening
8:00–9:30 p.m.: Panel discussion

Learn more and make reservations.

New Orleans, Louisiana / Leonard Freed
New Orleans, Louisiana, Leonard Freed, 1965.
© Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos, Inc.

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

Explore Your City

Current Exhibitions

Three contemporary photographers explore three cities: Catherine Opie drives by L.A.'s mini-malls, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao rides the number 7 subway from Queens to Manhattan in New York, and Soo Kim looks down on Reykjavík, Iceland during the summer solstice. Their carefully composed, large-format images capture the character and tempo of three dramatically different urban environments in the exhibition Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim.

Explore this exhibition with students in grades 6–12 and use the first lesson in our Exploring Photographs curriculum, "Methods of Visual Analysis," to have students interpret and analyze the photographs. Prompt students to photograph skylines, public transportation, and shopping centers at various times of day to capture the character and tempo of their own environments.

View the lesson "Exploring Photographs, Lesson 1–Methods of Visual Analysis."

Learn more about the exhibition Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim, on view at the Getty Center through June 6, 2010.

Untitled #15 / Catherine Opie
Untitled #15, Catherine Opie, 1997© Catherine Opie

S C H O O L  V I S I T S

Changes in the Galleries

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 is one change:

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The Vexed Man / Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Gallery Closure
The first-floor Sculpture and Decorative Arts galleries in the West Pavilion (W101 W102, and W103) are closed for reinstallation and will reopen in fall, 2010. These galleries include our 18th- and 19th-century displays of decorative arts, terracotta, and marble sculpture.

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