School Visits & Programs
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 showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination (ages 12 and up) and photo ID (ages 18 and up).
April and May 2023
Offered to grades 3–6
The Broad will welcome students back to the museum for in-person visits to engage with its permanent collection including new artworks and artists who recently have been added to the collection. Art+Story artists include Jean Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Mark Bradford, El Anatsui, Jeff Koons, Robert Therrien, Roy Lichtenstein among others. Visiting classes in grades 3–6 will have the option to tour the special exhibition William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows after Art+Story. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Visits will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning April 4, 2023. Please reserve your visit now, spots are limited.
January, February, and March 2023
Offered to grades 7–12
The Broad is thrilled to welcome teachers and students back to the museum to experience William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows. This exhibition will feature work from Kentridge’s expansive career, ranging from charcoal drawings, sculptures, prints, tapestries, projection films, and immersive multimedia installations. Students participating in these programs will explore themes present in Kentridge’s work, including finding joy in the process of creation, making meaning through collaborative creation and the use of language, and the ongoing impact of colonialism and entrenched power dynamics in Kentridge’s home country of South Africa and here in Los Angeles. Vital to Kentridge’s work is the retelling of stories and history to allow for a more complex and inclusive accounting of the past. Through his creative practice, Kentridge seeks to empower the voices of those not permitted to be authors of history. As educators in the United States confront issues of censorship and books being banned in schools, The Broad’s William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows offers students opportunities to create and affirm their own narratives and truths regarding history, identity, and race. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Visits will take place at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning January 31, 2023. Please reserve your visit now, spots are limited.
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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.