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New Videos: Artist Kim Abeles, Poetry and Art Lessons

June 7th, 2012 Comments off

Find inspiration in the work of artist Kim Abeles and in poetry lessons that connect to works of art in the Getty Museum’s collection. These videos were excerpted from the 2012 Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program.

Artist Kim Abeles Discusses Her Work at the Getty Center
Los Angeles-based artist Kim Abeles addresses social, political, and environmental issues in her innovative works of art. In this video, she describes her work, process, and inspiration.


Elementary Teachers Share Arts-Integrated Lessons at the Getty Center
Elementary teachers present their unique ideas for how to connect Impressionism, a still-life painting, and poetry to their classroom curricula.


A Poetry and Art Lesson by Paula Rucker
Teacher Paula Rucker describes how she engaged her fourth and fifth grade students with Impressionist paintings and then discovered that she, and not just her students, could create art and make it a part of her life.

Impressionist Landscapes, Impressive Poetry, and Huge Paper Sculptures Made from Trash

April 25th, 2012 Comments off

Every year the teachers who graduate from the Art & Language Arts program share an exciting array of creative lesson ideas and remarkable student work—and this year was no exception. On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Getty Museum hosted its 12th annual Culminating Event of the Art & Language Arts program. This year we had the great fortune to hear from artist Kim Abeles, who inspired teachers with her socially- and environmentally-engaged works of art.

Applications Now Available for the 2012–2013 Class of the Art & Language Arts Program

March 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Spread the word to your colleagues! We are now accepting applications for next year’s Art & Language Arts program.

Download an application for the 2012–12 class on the Getty Museum’s Web site. Applications are due May 1, 2012.

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