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Getty Museum Presents Family Storytelling Series

HULIQ (Hickory, NC) , December 5, 2008


If every picture is worth a thousand words, how many remarkable stories are waiting to be told at the Getty? As visitors walk through the Getty Museum’s galleries, dozens of questions pop into their heads: Who made this work? What is it about? What inspired the artist?

To inspire children and their families to look closely at works of art and discover the answers, the Getty offers free Family Storytelling at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, through January 25, 2009. In a unique collaboration, storytellers work with educators and curators at the J. Paul Getty Museum to craft stories inspired by works of art in the Museum’s collection.

“I don’t feel learning has to be difficult and boring,” says Victoria Burnett of her style of storytelling. “I love to engage all the senses, so I incorporate chants, singing, and movement into all my stories. There are all different types of learners—auditory, tactile, visual—and then you have combinations. I tap into all types of learning to reach all types of people.”

Subjects Covered: education

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