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Published on Sep 15, 2010
The Maya Mobile, a 48-foot truck designed as an archeological site, travels to schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching students about trade and cultural development of the Maya, Aztec and Inka as well as China, the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Italy. It is designed to integrate with the seventh-grade curriculum and the state standards for history/social science. The program works with seventh-grade students for approximately three weeks at each school and included free bus transportation for tours of LACMA's collections of medieval and renaissance art.
Ancient World Mobile, LACMA's traveling studio and classroom is dedicated to teaching sixth-grade students in Los Angeles County public schools about art of the ancient world. Students explored living a virtuous life, the honoring of ancestors, and funerary art of ancient Egypt, China, India, and Rome. Art workshops are held on the Ancient World Mobile where students sketch motifs on tiles that are later fired at LACMA. Buses are provided for students and their teachers to visit LACMA to see and discuss related artworks in our galleries.