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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.

Discovering Connections Teacher Institute

Monday, July 25–Friday, July 29, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
$250, Scholarships Available
Application Deadline: May 15, 2016

Explore the collections of four major San Francisco museums (Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) using observation, inquiry and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with art and learn how the museum setting empowers critical thinking and creativity. This institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff and an education packet.

The application deadline for Discovering Connections 2016 has passed. 


Teacher Workshop: Emperors’ Treasures

Saturday, Aug 13, 9:30 AM–2:30 PM
$15, free for Teacher Members
Pre-registration required

Tour this summer’s blockbuster special exhibition Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, then, delve deeper into the life of the fascinating Qing Empress Dowager Cixi with children’s book author Natasha Yim. In a brush-painting workshop, learn the different painting approaches of the master ink painters and how they have been emulated and built upon over centuries. Participants will receive curriculum resources, a signed book, a continental breakfast and light lunch. 

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