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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.

The Getty Center Transformed into A Place of Play

August 16th, 2011 Comments off

Over 90 teachers gathered at the Getty Center on Saturday, August 13, to play games in the galleries and discover playful art-making activities. The 12th Annual Art & Language Arts Alumni Event, which focused on the theme of “Play & Pastimes,” brought out the playful spirit in teachers and Getty staff alike.

Final Day of the Seminar: Tableau, Landscapes, Portraits, Gardens, and More!

August 16th, 2011 Comments off

Sorry for the delay in posting the final photos from the Art & Language Arts Seminar. Getty staff members have been swamped with preparations for the Art & Language Arts Alumni Event, which was fun-filled and action-packed (more on that soon). Better late than never, right?

It was inspiring to see how teachers incorporated the strategies and works of art we explored all week. So many great ideas were packed into a short amount of time.