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Virtual School Tours of Predicting the Past: Zohar Studios, The Lost Years

Available by reservation.

ADMISSION: Free for Bay Area K–12 school groups through the 2021 academic year

Learn about the storytelling, narrative, and malleability of photography through an immersive virtual gallery experience. Students will explore the nineteenth century through the advent of photography, and uncover the medium’s humor, magic, and multiplicity of meanings. A CJM educator will guide students in reflecting on how this Victorian-era technology has influenced our understanding of history and reality, and consider the stories photographs can tell.

How to Book

Book your tour using the button below, or visit our Virtual School Tours page to see all of our virtual tour options. 

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The CJM offers an array of free, downloadable resources designed to prepare students and teachers to view exhibitions, and to support your tour experience.

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School and Teacher Programs are made possible by major support from The Hearst Foundations and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Generous support is provided by Alaska Airlines, The Bavar Family Foundation, California Arts Council, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Toole Family Charitable Foundation, Ullendorff Memorial Foundation, and Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.