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8/4/2016 9:55:40 PM

gmora
gmora
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Subject: Response to N. Ramon (Getty Museum)
Whenever I visit the getty/getty villa I also think about how the British pillaged artifacts during the time of imperialism. I love to visit the Getty but can't get rid of the fact about how some items at the getty were obtained through questionable means (I am not sure if this matter has been cleared up but hope that it has).

Below are two articles. The first article addresses how Greece is upset that one of its statues is being transported to Russia (the statue was pillaged from Greece). The second article addresses how the Getty obtained some of its art pieces.
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/dec/05/parthenon-marbles-greece-furious-british-museum-loan-russia-elgin
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/15/arts/design/an-odyssey-in-antiquities-ends-in-questions-at-the-getty-museum.html
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8/6/2016 4:08:43 PM

Clay Dube
Clay Dube
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Subject: taiwan academy / culture center
It's not been around so long, but there is a Taiwan Academy in Westwood: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-taiwan-academy-films-20141016-story.html

In El Monte, there's the Culture Center of the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in Los Angeles: http://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/SubSites/Home.aspx?site=1756a8a3-884e-45eb-bd26-47cdb8b9d197
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8/12/2016 11:26:41 AM

jschilp
jschilp
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Having been to the Korean Cultural Center, it was great to return and see the updates. Our tour guide was great & welcoming, especially when we looked at the video screen & how she talked about her home town. I must admit, though, I enjoyed our visit to the Getty more. The actual artifacts & 3D film were fantastic. When we see this stuff & hear a great docent talk about it, the history truly comes alive for me. That recreation of the caves was incredible!
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8/17/2016 8:51:01 PM

jmallard
jmallard
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The Korean Cultural Center was amazing and I believe students of every grade level will be able to learn and be engaged in the information given. I would be able to incorporate a lesson on K pop! I would form my students in groups and have them research a group and learn about the members backgrounds and perform a karaoke or live performance of one of their K Pop group songs.
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8/17/2016 9:58:07 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
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Subject: Korean Cultural Center
This field trip to the Korean Cultural Center was very educational and interesting to visit. The whole experience was very fulfilling for me since I knew very little about the Korean culture; I was very honored to be part of this visit and learn about their flag, alphabet, amazingly beautiful places to visit, their gastronomy, and some ancient traditions that are still in place in the Korean community. I always enjoy learning about the stories behind civil and historic symbols representing a country, for instance our presenter mentioned that the South Korean flag is white because it represents the Korean traditional attire (hanbok) that represents peace and purity; while the circle in the middle is derived from the philosophy ying yang that represents the balance of the universe. The color red symbolizes the negative cosmic forces, and the blue stands for the opposite positive cosmic forces. She explain that the black symbols around the circle are called triagrams and represent the four natural elements:heaven, fire, water, and earth. I will definitely bring my students to this place that is full of rich information and traditional ancient history. It will facilitate their understanding and awareness about other cultures, places, food, and religions as part of the curricular activities I am planning to crate for future classes in high school.
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8/17/2016 10:08:20 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
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Subject: Korean Cultural Center
I cannot forget about all the wonderful places we virtually visited at the Korean Cultural Center!!! I was very impressed with the exquisite beauty and carefully planned cities like Seoul, Busan, Gyeongju, Tongyeoung, and Jeju City, just to mention a few. I was greatly surprised about the grandiosity of their geography, mountainous and diversity of ecology systems within various areas of the country. The architecture, and well advanced infrastructure was very evident in the urban planning. Incredible places to visit fro pleasure, medical, and business... Korea appears to be one of the best places to live in the world, honorable and admirable people who enjoy a well organized society that is living a great socio-economical bonanza in a global developing era. Very impressed with their environment, diversity of flora and fauna, as well as their transportation system. A great place to visit thus my students can raise their awareness about the Korean culture.
edited by yreynoso on 8/17/2016
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8/17/2016 10:24:48 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
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Subject: Korean Center
I agree about bringing students to the Korean Cultural Center to learn more about the pop culture in Korea. It'll be great to expose students to a different language through the use of a universal tool: music. Students could learn to sing a few songs in Korean language to make a transition into an unfamiliar language in order to gain awareness and respect for other languages and to identify and perceive similarities and differences between both worlds. I would love to bring them and learn how to spell their names in the Korean alphabet machine and sing along with classmates in the Karaoke room, while we continue traveling around the other exhibits where the man's and woman's room display the artifacts proper of each gender. These rooms show evidence of the type of activities each individual played based on their personal and private lives as both husband and wife or as a separate room to distinguish the role each member played in a household. I am sure students will be thrilled learning about things and artifacts from the past, they will be able to understand why some paintings depict male figures wearing high top hats and the meaning behind it. Students will gain a higher level of respect and understanding of other cultures.
edited by yreynoso on 8/17/2016
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8/17/2016 10:48:14 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
Posts: 23
Subject: Getty Museum
I was thrilled to be able to witness one of the very unique experiences brought to the Getty Museum. I have visited the Getty long time ago and fell in love with a large painting depicting a seemingly rich family going through some kind of imminent tragedy. The pain of these tragedy was not obvious because there were other elements representing joy; while some members were sharing these joy, others were concerned about a more serious issue taking over their entire soul. Saying that, I just wanted to share my love for art appreciation in all kids of fine arts. Looking and being up close and personal right next to the paintings, sculptures, scrolls and other artifacts that were shown in the exhibit were just amazing to watch and so powerful to appreciate them as close as we did. It was a pleasure and an honor to have a guide so knowledgeable and patient that took us through the timeline of events touching base with the Silk Road was so inspiring and spiritual for me! The part that I enjoyed the most and took my breath away was when we entered the actual replicas of the Cave Temples of Dunghuan.... the feeling was incredible and my experience was beyond expectations!!! Seeing the various representations of Buddha and the Upanishads, and the Bodhisattvas next to him in real size representations in the caves was very interesting to witness, I was able to perceive the emphasis on the Bodhisattvas path to move to a more difficult path, and try to achieve Nirvana as they embrace the Buddha's nature as the maximum entity. Incredible place to visit; I will prepare my students to be very appreciative and highly respectful of the places they are about to visit and the artifacts, paintings and maps they are to see. They should be able to produce a detailed reflection of what they are going to observe in this specific visit.
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8/28/2016 7:49:51 AM

mmadruga
mmadruga
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The block prints at The Getty are a piece of antiquity that predated Gutenberg by millennia. I just returned from India/Nepal and I noticed that block printing is used on fabrics, paper, stamps, and continues to be an integral aspect of their commerce and culture. I purchased several symbolic print blocks and will share same at the next seminar. The field trip was very enlightening especially the Korean language device and phonics applications.
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8/29/2016 2:09:47 PM

ndaza
ndaza
Posts: 20
Subject: Getty Center
What a great day!!! I was amazed by the cave replicas. The color, the detail, the amount of work and dedication. I got to experience a cave in Taiwan in Taroko Gorge but it doesn't compare to the caves in China.
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8/29/2016 10:17:50 PM

EunjeeKang
EunjeeKang
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Subject: We got lucky!
I always wanted to go to Dunhuang and other cities on the Silk Road. It was actually my second time to visit the exhibit at the Getty Center, but I enjoyed it even more than the first time. I really like the 3D theater(?) and I wonder if I can find the same 3D image because I am planning to use the Google Cardboard in my classroom. It would be an amazing experience for students if they can see it as what I experienced.
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8/29/2016 10:24:04 PM

EunjeeKang
EunjeeKang
Posts: 21
Subject: Korean Karaoke?
If you want your students to sing in Korean...
go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Xm-Z1-nmdwDoC0RweFi3w

Or https://youtu.be/NmsZIi4NefE this might be easier since most your students know this song.
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8/29/2016 11:59:01 PM

yreynoso
yreynoso
Posts: 23
Subject: Getty & Korean Center
I agree with Eujeeen in teaching our students to sing and to speak in Korean, she was explaining that learning Korean is easy ad we just need to familiarize with the symbols and the sounds, and adapt/adopt them into the ABCs.
Visiting the Korean center was definitely a fabulous experience that I would like to share with my students! I enjoyed the expertise of both docents at each site. On the Korean Center I rally would like my students to raise their awareness about East Asian cultures: their religion, social and economical structures, and to appreciate how much the countries enclosed in Asia are growing economical and how this impacts our life style and local economy in the United States. I want my students to wow when they visit the virtual trips to various cities in Korea and admire the grandiosity of the ecosystems, infrastructure, the architecture, and the social environment that people who live there enjoy.
The Getty was an out of this world experience, the section with the scrolls, the paintings, the sculptures of the Buddha and the Bodhisattvas was a truly religious experience that I would like to share with my students at the end of this month. I hope the exhibit is still there where I finish my lesson on East Asia.

I will use the scrolls as a project so they can describe stories on one side of the papyrus while the pictures re depicted on the other side. A great way to help students retain information in a learning by doing activity about historical aspects of Buddhism and its relevance in Hindu Asian cultures.
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8/30/2016 6:34:42 PM

hlien
hlien
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I really enjoyed the field trip to the Korea Cultural Center. I'll definitely tell me students about the K-pop room.

On the other hand, given the wealth and its dominance in the world stage in recent years, it saddens me to see that China(and Taiwan for that matter) have made little effort in investing an institute similar to the the Korea cultural center. It would have extremely beneficial for my students to have a meaningful and educational place to visit and to learn about the history of China here around the southern California. Sadly, the only place they can go would be Chinatown or the Asian Heritage museum in Pasadena, which has left much to be desired, but I guess it's better than nothing.

Getty's "air-conditioned" cave experience and the VIP treats was totally worth the trip.
edited by hlien on 8/30/2016
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8/31/2016 12:54:31 PM

njimenez
njimenez
Posts: 58
Subject: Visit to The Korean Learning Center
This was the first time I had ever visited the Korean Learning Center. I enjoyed having the tour of the museum and the K-Pop section. I can see myself bringing my students here in the future to learn about the history, enjoy the K-Pop section and choose an artwork they would like to draw or get inspired by. I myself would have loved to have taken a seat to enjoy the garden that was outside. The Korean Learning Center would be a good resource to use while we are learning about Korean culture and art.
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8/31/2016 5:59:20 PM

mcervantes
mcervantes
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The Korean Museum and the Getty Center helped me to better understand the Korean way of life and how beautiful the country is.
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8/31/2016 6:03:30 PM

mcervantes
mcervantes
Posts: 23
Subject: The caves at the Getty
These caves are so amazing. The history that is explained is just astounding. This is just like an archeological dig. I want my students to be aware of this history. I will show them the caves through the Getty website and other resources.
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9/1/2016 9:37:59 AM

njimenez
njimenez
Posts: 58
Subject: Cave Temples of Dunhuang
Visiting the Getty and seeing the gallery exhibit was very impressive. Walking through and seeing all the artwork on the silk, paper scrolls and the statues they created was visually interesting to see. Even though it was hard to hear the presenter due to the amount of people that day, still very informative. As a visual art teacher, I love taking students to museums because it helps students make connections and reinforces what I teach.

The most impressive aspect of the tour was when we entered into the replica caves. The amount of artwork on the walls and statues made me feel as if I traveled to China’s silk road. A great resource when teaching Buddha religion and iconography.

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/exhibitions/cave_temples_dunhuang/index.html
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9/1/2016 11:55:03 PM

jmallard
jmallard
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The field trip was an awesome culminating activity. I believe that all units should have a great wrap up culminating activity and this was definitely an excellent one. In planning for my students, I will be sure to think of creative ways to close the unit in a fun and engaging way to keep the students interested in learning more.
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9/1/2016 11:58:52 PM

victoriachan
victoriachan
Posts: 27
Subject: Field trip
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip to the Korean Cultural Center because of its interactive displays. It was interesting to learn about the Korean alphabet and how easy someone can learn to speak it but not know what it means without intense study. After hearing our tour guide talk about how it was created based off Chinese characters but was meant to be simpler made sense I took Chinese school as a child, and I still can’t read very much. To require someone who speaks a different language to adopt such a hard language system is unrealistic.

I wonder if I can leverage this knowledge for the English language learners in my class because they struggle understanding English and speak Spanish. At least in their case, there is a common alphabet, but it still is difficult, especially in a chemistry class.
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