These activities are designed to prepare your students for their visit to the Getty Center.

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Protecting Art for Future Generations
Grades/Level: Lower Elementary (K–2), Upper Elementary (3–5), Middle School (6–8), High School (9–12)
Subjects: Visual Arts
Activity Overview: It's only natural for visitors to want to touch the beautiful works of art they see in the Museum. Usually they don't realize the cumulative damage that results when many people touch an object, even very lightly. Before your visit, this simple activity will help your students understand why they should avoid touching art in the Museum.

Students in the Museum at the Getty Center

Video Introduction to the Getty Center
Grades/Level: Lower Elementary (K–2), Upper Elementary (3–5), Middle School (6–8), High School (9–12)
Subjects: Visual Arts
Activity Overview: The pre-visit video introduces students to the Getty Museum, its collections, and to the interactive teaching style practiced by our educators. As demonstrated in the video(s), students will be encouraged to share their observations and personal reactions to works of art. Self-Guiding teachers may wish to view the video(s) online as preparation for their visit to the Getty Center.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center

Thirty-Second Look—Getty Center
Grades/Level: Lower Elementary (K–2), Upper Elementary (3–5), Middle School (6–8), High School (9–12)
Subjects: Visual Arts, English—Language Arts
Activity Overview: It takes time to notice details in a work of art. Discovering the elements in works of art takes more than thirty seconds. Use the following activity to prompt students to look carefully and to develop new vocabulary using a work of art.

Noah's Ark / Brueghel the Elder

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