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Education
Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray. 

MOCA makes education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered, and nurtures intellectual growth through transformative experiences with contemporary art. Find support and inspiration through tours, professional development offerings, and our award-winning classroom partnership program, Contemporary Art Start.  

Join our teacher mail list to receive information about upcoming programs.

Contemporary Art Start (CAS)

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray.

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Sean MacGillivray.

Contemporary Art Start (CAS) 2020-21

Join fellow educators for a yearlong exploration of contemporary art and inquiry-based teaching, both online and in person. MOCA coaches 3rd-12th grade teachers how to use Visual Thinking Strategies to facilitate dynamic, inclusive discussions about works of art kids care about. In the process, students build essential cognitive and social skills that make meaningful discussion possible, while learning how to think for themselves.

CAS 2020-21 is now full.

INFO: jhoel@moca.org 

Join our teacher mailing list for upcoming opportunities for teachers. See you at MOCA!

Tours for 3rd-12th Grade

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Staff-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)

Explore art at MOCA in a lively, discussion-based tour with MOCA Educators. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

FEE: $7 per student
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Book a Tour

Prepare for your visit with this guide, which includes a pre-visit checklist, a map of the neighborhood for walking tours, and more.

After making your reservation, prepare for a successful visit by watching MOCA's guided tour orientation video with your students:


Self-Guided Tours (3rd-12th Grade)

Self-guided tours for all accredited academic institutions are free; reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

FREE (reservation required)
INFO: 213/621-1745 or education@moca.org

Book a Tour

Prepare for your visit with this guide, which includes a pre-visit checklist, a map of the neighborhood for walking tours, and more.

After making your reservation, prepare yourself and your students with our orientation video for self-guided groups:


Professional Development Workshops at Schools

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

Image courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Nico Therin. 

MOCA comes to you! We provide 1-2 hour, interactive workshops for school faculties to introduce MOCA programs and explore how looking at and thinking about art supports the Common Core standards.

FREE
INFO: 213/621-1706 or jhoel@moca.org

MOCA PD Lab

MOCA PD Lab convenes K-12 visual art teachers and teachers-in-training in a supportive community of practice to help center inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in the visual art classroom.

Saturday, October 10, 9-11am via Zoom
RSVP Here 
FREE

Questions: 
jhoel@moca.org 

MOCA PD Lab is co-directed with Kristin Taylor, Assistant Professor of Art Education at CSU Northridge.