Teacher Programs

Support for educational programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum comes from the David R. Clare & Margaret C. Clare Foundation, an anonymous donor, and the Marguerite Colville Ingram Fund.

Science and Art Conservation: Resources for Teachers

Evening for Educators

Friday, September 12,  
5 pm, Reception Hall, Level Three 
Evening for Pre School Teachers
Preschool teachers and program directors are invited to discover the new Artful Stories program for pre-schools, and why the Carlos Museum is the perfect setting to develop the vital connection between literacy, art, and cultures of the world.  Explore the galleries and see the childrens books, works of art, and activitires that will capture the imagination of young visitors. Wine and light snacks will be served.  Space is limited and registration is required by calling Alyson Vuley at 404-727-0519 or emailing avuley@emory.edu

  Friday February 6, 2015
 5 pm,
Reception Hall, Level Three 
 Evening for Educators
 Save the date for a special teacher preview of African Cosmos: Stellar    Arts coming from the National Museum of African Arts, Smithsonian      Institution.  Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, a 10% discount in the Museum    Bookshop, and an introduction to the exhibition at 5:30 with Amanda Hellman, curator of African Art.  This is a FREE event. RSVP is required by emailing jgree09@emory.edu.

Workshops for Teachers

Teachers tell us that the workshops and PLU courses at the Michael C. Carlos Museum are unique. They value these programs because of the engaging content and the opportunity to work in small groups with scholars and artists who are not only experts in their areas, but masterful and generous instructors.  Join us this academic year for a rich mix of workshops that range from explorations in the galleries with Emory faculty and curators, to hands-on art experiences with guest artists. 

Workshops will be held from 5-7 pm and will meet in the Tate Room on the Plaza Level. Unless otherwise noted the fee is $7 for museum members and $10 for non-members. To register contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu.

Teachers who register for five workshops in the Year of Creation series during the upcoming 2014-15 academic year will be eligible for 1 PLU credit from the Georgia Department of Education.  For information about registering for course credit, contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu

This year's workshops include:

Thursday, September 25
5 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level
The Nippur Deluge Tablet and Noah’s Flood
Brent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament at Emory’s Candler School of Theology, will introduce teachers to a cuneiform tablet discovered in the ruins of the ancient Babylonian city of Nippur and contextualize it in terms of flood stories from Gilgamesh to Noah.

Thursday, October 16
5 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level

Egyptian Creation: Imagining the Unseen
Gay Robins, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History, explores how the ancient Egyptians’ physical environment shaped their understanding of the cosmos and creation.

Thursday, November 20
6 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level
Creation in the Hindu Cosmos

Anandi Salinas, student in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion, will introduce teachers to the god Vishnu and his role in Hindu stories of creation. In the galleries, teachers will view images of Vishnu including one with Brahma seated on a lotus emerging from Vishnu’s navel as he sleeps on the Cosmic Ocean in between cycles of time.
 

Thursday, February 19, 2015
6 pm, Tate Room, Plaza Level
African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

The Carlos Museum's curator of African Art, Amanda Hellman will introduce teachers to this special exhibition from the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution. This evening includes a special planetarium presentation on the African skyies.


Additional workshops for February - April, 2015 will be posted as dates are confirmed.



 

PLU Courses for Teachers

2014 - 2015 School Year

Teachers who register for five workshops in the Year of Creation series during the upcoming academic year will be eligible for 1 PLU credit from the Georgia Department of Education.  For information about registering for course credit, contact Julie Green at jgree09@emory.edu
Funding for Field Trips

Need help funding transportation for a Museum visit?

A generous member of the Carlos Museum's Advisory Board has given funding to support the cost of bus transportation to the Museum for Title I schools.  K-12 teachers may receive up to $300 towards the cost of bus transporation.  Contact Julie Green at 404.727.2363 or jgree09@emory.edu to apply. Funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Target Field Trip Grants provides grants that allow teachers and students to learn in all kinds of settings. To apply for a Field Trip Grant go to www.corporate.target.com/corporate-responsiblity/grants.

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