Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lord Love You Teacher Packets and Evening for Educators

One of the clearest ways in which you can see the outreach aspect of the Georgia Museum of Art's mission is in the museum's work with educators, which includes Suitcase Tours (given by docents to elementary school students), teacher workshops, senior outreach projects (we have several of these coming up associated with Lord Love You) and the packets put together by the department of education to help teachers incorporate the museum's exhibitions and/or permanent collection while meeting state-mandated educational standards. The newest teacher packet addresses the exhibition Lord Love You, with a series of full-color reproductions of images from the exhibition and many, many different suggestions for using these images to teach language arts, art and more, for grade levels from K through 12. You can read more about and download the teacher packet at this link, as well as the one based on the museum's permanent collection.

In conjunction with the teacher packet, the museum has also organized its regular Evening for Educators, to be held this Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Lyndon House Arts Center (293 Hoyt St.). Educators for grades K–12 are invited to join their colleagues for a wine and cheese reception and view the exhibition Lord Love You: Works by R.A. Miller from the Mullis Collection with curators and docents. Attendees will also have the chance to sign up for the new teaching packet in conjunction with the exhibition and browse in the LHAC shop for copies of the exhibition catalogue, posters and related materials. We hope to see many teachers, and we're sure that by Wednesday most of them could use a glass of wine.

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