Nov 02, 2015 2015-11-02
Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers mines the treasures of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to explore the many intersections of the visual arts with scientific disciplines. The curriculum was developed by Getty educators with museum conservators, curators, and scientists, as well as a teacher advisory group. Focusing on the science of art production and conservation, and the scientific skills of investigation and experimentation, the curriculum supports student proficiency in science and visual art by exploring the fascinating territory in which the arts and sciences mingle. The online presentation contains nine out of the 36 lessons that are included in the Art & Science print publication. The print publication contains lessons and discussion ideas related to works of art across the Getty Museum’s collection areas: antiquities, decorative arts, drawings, manuscripts, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Lessons are divided into beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels that act as scaffolds for step-by-step learning.