School Visits & Programs

Group of students with red Art+Story folders standing in front of The Broad

APRIL + MAY 2024

The Broad will welcome students back to the museum for in-person visits to engage in writing exercises and storytelling through its permanent collection including new artworks and artists recently added to the collection. Art+Story artists include Barbara Kruger, Mark Bradford, Jeff Koons, and Robert Therrien among others. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Visits will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning April 9, 2024. Please reserve your visit now, spots are limited. 

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The Broad is thrilled to welcome students and teachers back to the museum to experience Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog). This exhibition will feature multiple generations of artists from The Broad collection who live and create in Los Angeles, with many artworks on view at the museum for the first time.

Students participating in these programs will engage in one of two activities centered around the unique experience of what it means to live, work, and be inspired by Los Angeles. One activity will explore how artists represent the lived experience of Los Angeles through its visual language. Focusing on the cues that become daily indicators such as architecture, stacked signs, or intersections, students will develop their unique visual language pulled from their own life activities. The other activity centers on the influence of the film industry on the art-making practices of Los Angeles artists. Students will be asked to create using the contradictions between the glitzy and glamorous expectations of Los Angeles portrayed in movies and its gritty reality of daily life by deploying the same devices used by Hollywood to portray our city.

The Broad’s Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog) offers students opportunities to engage in new ways of thinking about the city they call home and what it means to be an Angeleno today. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Visits will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning January 23, 2024. Please reserve your visit now, spots are limited.

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Self-Guided School Visits

During self-guided visits, school groups (grades 3–12) receive expedited entry into the museum and an introduction by a Visitor Experience Team Member.

To enhance each student’s visit, educational resources created for children and families are available through our mobile museum guide. The mobile museum guide is accessible through any smartphone (headphones are not provided).

Self-guided school visits are free of cost. Each group is limited to a maximum of 30 students and must follow all visitor policies, including photo ID (ages 18 and up).

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Activities for Educators

Let's Make Art! Video Series

Make art inspired by the work of artists in the Broad collection. Through easy step-by-step instructions from The Broad's Let's Make Art!  online program, children, families, and educators can use materials found at home to create a wide variety of artworks, from a miniature Infinity Mirrored Room inspired by Yayoi Kusama to a tapestry inspired by El Anatsui.


More Art Activities

Download PDFs of the art cards used in our art kits. Art cards are available in English and Spanish.

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