About: Andrew Westover

I'm an associate education specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Currently, I work with K-12 educator professional development and in-gallery experiences for all audiences. As an educator, I like to ask: am I fostering empathy, inquiry, critical discourse, and/or meaning making between the museum and its public? If so, then I'm on the right track!

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Art for the Whole Body

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New tours combine movement, mindfulness, and sharing to engage with art “below the neck.” More»

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      I do not like crooked, twisted, blasted trees. I admire them much more if they are tall, straight, and flourishing. I do not like ruined, tattered cottages. I am not fond of nettles or thistles, or heath blossoms. I have more pleasure in a snug farm-house than a watch-tower—and a troop of tidy, happy villages please me better than the finest banditti in the world.”

      Marianne looked with amazement at Edward, with compassion at her sister. Elinor only laughed.

      —Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, published on October 30, 1811

      Wooded Landscape by Paulus Lieder and Landscape with a Bare Tree and a Ploughman by Leon Bonvin, The J. Paul Getty Museum; Fantastic Oak Tree in the Woods, Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the Elder, The Getty Research Institute

      10/30/14

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