May 24, 2016

The Getty Brings Together State Leaders to Consider the Future of Arts Integration

The J. Paul Getty Museum Hosts Arts Integration+California: A Convening, June 13-14, 2016

Val Tate
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6473
LOS ANGELES – This June, the J. Paul Getty Museum will host Arts Integration+California: A Convening. More than 100 leaders from cultural institutions, academia, advocacy organizations, education, the arts, journalism, philanthropy, and policy-making will gather for this collaborative exploration of the state of arts integration across California.

“The J. Paul Getty Museum is partnering with schools, teachers, and educational advocates to support and extend the arts into K-12 classrooms,” says Lisa Clements, assistant director, Education, Public Programs, and Interpretive Media Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “The convening is a next step in exploring how arts integration could help learners develop abilities in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.”

Three years ago, the J. Paul Getty Museum launched art@the core, partially funded with a grant from the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. For art@the core, the Getty partnered with Leo Politi Elementary School, a Los Angeles Unified School District Title I school, to implement a teacher professional development program. With support from Getty educators, teachers and teaching artists collaborated to integrate works of art from the Getty Museum’s collection into the school’s curriculum. Lessons guided students to create art using different media, look closely and draw inferences, define main ideas, determine chronology, compare and contrast events, and use visual evidence to support their ideas.

“Our initial arts integration program, art@the core, was designed to inspire and prepare teachers and school administrators to carry forward with arts integration once the formal collaboration concludes,” says Elizabeth Escamilla, head of Education at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “The legacy of that program may be a close replica of the model, or a tailored version that best suits the needs of the broader school community.”

Keynote speakers of the June event will include Dr. James Catterall, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences, UCLA, and Danielle Brazell, General Manager, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Case studies will be presented by representatives from California Alliance for Arts Education, California State University San Marcos, CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Eureka City Schools, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Office of Education, North Coast Arts Integration Project, San Diego Unified School District, Santa Clara County Office of Education, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. Art@the core will be one of the featured case studies.

Arts Integration+California: A Convening will be held at the Getty Center on June 13 and 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. each day. Danielle Brazell will speak on June 13, and Dr. James Catterall on June 14. For additional information, please visit Arts Integration + California

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