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K-12 Students and Teachers

The Fowler Museum at UCLA invites K-12 students and teachers to experience global arts and cultures through guided and self-guided K-12 visits, teacher institutes, curriculum resources, as well as co-designed workshops that take place on and off campus.

Online reservations for both guided and self-guided visits are required at least two weeks in advance. Visits are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are committed to removing financial barriers by offering all K-12 schools free admission; no fees are associated with guided or self-guided tours. The Fowler is unable to accept unsolicited applications for bus scholarships.

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Guided Visits (grades 6-12)

Led by Fowler Student Educators, “conversations” for grades 6–12 take place in the Fowler’s Intersections: World Art, Local Lives gallery. They are followed by hands-on art-making activities and guided writing exercises, and serve Common Core Standards.

Facilitated dialogues in the gallery focus on themes of liberation, leadership, wellness, and the environment; and highlight diverse systems of knowledge from various cultural communities around the globe. Conversations support such areas as social studies/history, visual arts, ethnic studies, as well as social-emotional learning in the classrooms. 

Each guided visit can accommodate a maximum of 50 students. One adult chaperone per 10 students is required. Visits are scheduled for 90 minutes, unless otherwise noted.

Self-Guided K-12 Visits

Ready to lead your own tour of the Fowler Museum? Self-guided groups are welcome to explore any of the museum’s current exhibitions.

Self-guided tours for school groups are available Wednesdays through Fridays, when the museum is open to the general public. Each self-guided visit accommodates a maximum of 35 students. Schools wishing to bring larger groups may request multiple self-guided visits on the same day, contingent on space availability. One adult chaperone per 10 students is required.

Curriculum Resources

The curriculum guides below are designed to aid in classroom learning about the Fowler’s past exhibitions.

Click on the images to access each guide.

Parking Instructions for School Buses

For groups arriving to the Fowler on a school bus, free parking is available approximately 5-10 minutes’ walk from the museum. Directions to the designated bus zone:

  •     Enter campus from Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza
  •     Take the first right onto Charles Young Drive
  •     Park along the right side of the street, across from the athletic fields

Fowler in the City

We welcome opportunities to co-design K–12 engagements with regional collaborators. Projects should focus on the museum’s current exhibitions. 

Impressions of Identity and Culture with Self Help Graphics and Art 

In Spring 2022, the Fowler co-designed a block-printing workshop with Self Help Graphics and Art (SHG), inspired by the Fowler exhibition Aboriginal Screen-Printed Textiles from Australia’s Top EndThis workshop was hosted in different neighborhoods of Los Angeles and enjoyed by various communities.

Click here to learn more.

The Power of Self-Representation with Las Fotos Project + Alma López 

Inspired by the museum’s exhibition Photo Cameroon: Studio Portraiture, 1970s–1990s, this self-portraiture workshop was hosted by the Fowler Museum in collaboration with photographer Alma López. The workshop consisted of two sessions on consecutive Sunday afternoons, October 10 and 17, 2021. 

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Teacher Institutes

The Fowler Teacher Institutes aim to stimulate curiosity, expand knowledge, and develop respect for people from all over the world. They are designed as free professional development opportunities for LAUSD Title I teachers, who are eligible for one salary point credit, pending approval by LAUSD. Through these institutes, the Fowler meets a crucial need of teachers across Southern California for free training in global cultural traditions.

Teaching Histories of South and Southeast Asia through the Arts

“Teaching Histories of South and Southeast Asia through the Visual Arts” is a free development opportunity for educators instructing upper grade levels 6-12. This institute will focus on Jain, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim communities from South and Southeast Asia, and their diasporas in Los Angeles.

Participants will explore the ways individuals and communities express their key beliefs and practices through the arts. Scholars, community leaders, and curators, as well as K-12 teachers versed in differentiated learning styles, will lead teacher participants through curriculum activities that support the teaching of World History, Culture, Geography, and Language Arts. Educators will also be introduced to a wealth of Los Angeles resources—museums, murals, and religious sites—for integrating into their curricula.

The institute will convene on three Saturdays: February 25, March 4, and March 11 from 10 am–3:30 pm.

Applications are available here. Enrollment is limited to 25 Southern California-based teachers. LAUSD teachers will have the opportunity to receive one LAUSD Salary Point with Multicultural Credit.

Participants will be eligible to receive up to $500 dollars towards a transportation scholarship to the Fowler Museum. In order to help educators gain a richer understanding of religious diversity in Southern California. It will accompany the Fowler exhibition Visualizing Devotion: Jain Embroidered Shrine Hangings (November 20, 2022–March 26, 2023). 

This professional development opportunity is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA in collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and the Islamic Studies Program.

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