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Michael Maltzan / SMMOA Bergamot Art Concept Sketch
School Programs
ARTransmissions Poster Launch: Imagine Your Ideal Museum

Friday, Sep 26, 2014
ALL DAY
iCal

Bring contemporary art into your classroom with a limited-edition ARTransmissions lesson plan poster related to the exhibition, Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape PolicyCitizen Culture celebrates the power of art to spark dialogue, create new modes of civic engagement, and transform the laws by which cities and citizens are governed.  Free for K-12 classrooms and home schools (while supplies last).

If you would like an ARTransmissions poster for your classroom, please send your request and mailing address to education@smmoa.org.

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Exhibition Related
Cities on Speed: Bogotá Change by Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
6pm–8pm
iCal

SMMoA presents a bike-in screening of Bogotá Change, a fast-paced portrait of a city on the move. The film chronicles the terms of Mayors Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, who proactively transformed Bogotá, Colombia in less than 10 years. From mimes in place of traffic police to a burst of bicycle paths and green spaces, these unorthodox officials championed the use of creative solutions for complex social problems. The film also touches on the original ciclovías, just ahead of the return of Los Angeles’ CicLAvia on October 5. Mockus served as mayor of Bogotá from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2001 to 2003, while Peñalosa was mayor from 1998 to 2001.

This screening is presented in conjunction with Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy, on view in the Museum’s Main Gallery from September 13 through December 13, 2014. Citizen Culture celebrates the power of art to spark dialogue, create new modes of civic engagement, and transform the laws by which cities and citizens are governed.

Workshops1
Draw the Line: Make a Picket Sign

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
11am–3pm
iCal

General Admission: Free

Stand up and speak out! Learn to make a picket sign using hand-drawn graphics, a clear and clever message, and the transformative power of art. Admission is free, the workshop is open to all ages, and supplies are provided.

Draw the Line: Make a Picket Sign is presented by the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Big Draw LA. The Big Draw is an annual celebration of the act of drawing, which creates participatory opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can help us look more closely, think more creatively, and have fun in the process. Ryman Arts launched the inaugural Big Draw LA in October 2010. By 2011, the events more than doubled with over 10,000 Angelenos drawing during the month-long initiative.