K-12 School Programs

The primary mission of the Fowler's Education Department is to strengthen global arts and humanities education – particularly at the K-12 level – by helping to increase understanding of our world's cultural and artistic traditions.

School Visit Program

Encourage students to explore the diverse peoples of the world – their arts, traditions, and beliefs – with a visit to the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Our school visits offer many opportunities to excite, engage, and challenge students of all ages and abilities.


Curricular Materials

Curriculum Resource Units are offered for many of the Museum's major exhibitions and are intended to broaden and deepen teachers' and students' engagement with the arts, through the lens of the Fowler's diverse collections. Intended for use by K-12 teachers, these units stress students' active exploration of selected cultures and encourage ongoing dialogues about the meanings of the arts in our lives.


Professional Development Opportunities

The Fowler Museum is renowned for its exemplary and diverse professional development offerings and resources for teachers.



ARTalk is a series of interdisciplinary, humanities-based workshops designed to enrich, refresh, and recharge K-12 educators. Using the Museum's unique collections as catalysts, teachers are engaged in direct learning through dialogues with scholars, guest artists, and colleagues. Museum educators model exhibition-based lesson plans and art-making activities.

All ARTalk workshops are linked to state and district standards and are approved by the Salary Point Unit of Los Angeles Unified School District. Teachers are eligible to receive one or two multicultural general or specific salary point credits, depending on the course requirements. Teachers from other districts will receive a certificate verifying professional development hours.

A nominal fee for materials is charged, usually $45-75.

These workshops are held once per quarter and are announced in our e-news (sign-up at link on the left side of this page).


Summer Institutes
Summer Institutes

Every summer, the Fowler Museum holds a weeklong professional development course for educators. Summer Institutes focus on particular topics related to exhibitions and the museum's collections and present opportunities to join with other teachers in in-depth explorations and study of the arts and humanities.
Through lectures by guest speakers, art-making projects, field trips to other cultural institutions and sites in Los Angeles , and the exploration of objects in our galleries with trained educators, teachers have ample time to develop fresh curricula for the coming year.

LAUSD teachers who complete the Summer Institute can earn 2 salary points for their participation.

Space is limited to 25 participants.