School Partnership Program

The CJM School Partnerships offer a unique, in-depth experience for an entire school community to connect with CJM exhibitions, artmaking, and family programs.

Since 2010, The CJM School Partnerships have highlighted Museum exhibitions, including Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey, Houdini: Art and Magic, A Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, and Frog and Toad and the Art of Arnold Lobel. Exhibition themes and classroom connections are always the focus of the partnerships, which include a museum field trip, three classroom sessions with a teaching artist, a professional development workshop for participating teachers, and two family events.

Designed to engage both students and their families in the Museum, the School Partnership Program creates links between literacy and visual literacy, and aligns with California Content Standards.
2014-2015 School Partnerships feature the exhibition J. Otto Seibold and Mr. Lunch. Seibold, a local artist with no formal art training, became interested in digital illustration in the 1990s. His “Mr. Lunch” series, featuring the madcap adventures of a bird-chasing dog, are the first children’s books to be designed using computer software. The immersive exhibition, designed in collaboration with Seibold, will feature his original artwork, provide insight into his artist process, and will explore ideas related to character and visual storytelling.

Current School Partners

Glen Park Elementary School
Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School

Past School Partners

Brandeis Hillel Day School
Buena Vista Horace Mann
Clarendon Elementary School
Sunnyside Elementary School

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