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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.

Teacher Workshop: China and the Forbidden City

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:30am–2:00pm
Free, Sponsored by the China Institute
, Pre-registration Required

The Forbidden City was considered the embodiment of Chinese culture and power from the 1400’s to the early 1900’s, attracting scholars, officials, and dignitaries. Learn about the architecture, philosophy, politics, and history of the Forbidden City. Then, view how contemporary artists explore China’s cultural identity in the special exhibition, 28 Chinese. Includes refreshments, a light lunch, and curriculum resources.

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Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Tuesday, July 28–Friday, July 31, 2015, 9:00am–4:00pm

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

The application for 2015 Discovering Connections Institute has passed.

 

Arts Education Resource Fair
Thursday, September 24
4–6 PM. Free

Connect with teachers, artists, organizations, parents and students to learn more about the rich variety of arts organizations working throughout San Francisco. This event is a partnership among the Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Unified School District and Creative Impact.