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June 2016
$12

MESC Annual Institute 2016: Constructivist Cocktails

June 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ESMoA,
208 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
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MESC is proud to present the 2016 Annual Institute: Constructivist Cocktails a program developed by the MESC board, Kabir Singh and Chelsea Hogan. Ever feel like the most productive conversations at conferences happen while debriefing at a bar? This year the MESC Annual Institute aims to tap into that energy through Constructivist Cocktails, an evening specially designed for informal educators to mingle, hear reflections from program chairs about MESC Pilot Programming, talk about issues in the field, take in ESMoA’s current…

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August 2016

#Community @ Cafecito Organico

August 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cafecito Organico,
534 N. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA
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MESC is excited to continue the pilot program #community: Museum Ed, originally developed and hosted by Rebekah Harding, Katherine Krieger, and Carolina Zataray. Los Angeles is a vibrant city, filled with diverse cultures, beautiful skylines, and hidden histories. Join a #community of museum educators for coffee/cocktails, conversation, and camaraderie. New to town? Join a thriving community of educators who share your love of museums. Looking to advance your career? Tap into the vast shared network of museum professionals who can help…

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September 2016

#Community | MESC Visits @ LACMA Friday Night Jazz

September 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Keeping the momentum of #community: Museum Ed, MESC is experimenting with a new type of program, MESC Visits. Los Angeles is rich with museums and therefore with many great public programs and educational events. As museum educators MESC members are often consumers of this programming outside of work but rarely get the chance to experience them with fellow educators. MESC Visits is a chance to explore these programs live. Join us at LACMA's Friday Night Jazz, where we will enjoy and…

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October 2016

#Community @ Groundwork Coffee Downtown Arts District

October 28, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Groundwork Coffee, Downtown Arts District,
811 Traction Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States
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MESC is excited to continue the pilot program #community: Museum Ed, originally developed and hosted by Rebekah Harding, Katherine Krieger, and Carolina Zataray. Los Angeles is a vibrant city, filled with diverse cultures, beautiful skylines, and hidden histories. Join a #community of museum educators for coffee/cocktails, conversation, and camaraderie. New to town? Join a thriving community of educators who share your love of museums. Looking to advance your career? Tap into the vast shared network of museum professionals who can help…

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February 2017
Free

#community – MESC & National Guild for Community Arts Education Mixer – Happy Hour at Clifton’s

February 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Clifton’s Cafeteria,
648 S. Broadway
Los Angeles , CA 90014 United States
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          Join us for great conversation and spirits at Clifton’s iconic bar, downtown Los Angeles, for an introductory mixer of our two community and museum education based organizations. This is a special #community event for members of both MESC and the National Guild for Community Arts Education, and, of course, for anyone interested in community and education.   RSVP below!

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April 2017
Free for members

ARTSgarage Workshop

April 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mid Wilshire Studio,
Mid Wilshire
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You are invited to participate in “Ties that Bind” a special session of createIt@ARTSgarage with Cameron Taylor-Brown exclusively for MESC members! We’ll begin by sharing expressions from across the globe that reference textiles such as tied up in knots, hanging by a thread, on tenter hooks, and made up out of whole cloth. (And please bring along some textile expressions of your own that relate to your museum!) Then we’ll move from textile metaphor to textile process with two easy…

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Free for members

Virtual “Watch and Talk” EdComVersation – Developing a Strategy for Diversity and Inclusion

April 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online

You are invited to participate in a virtual "Watch and Talk" event for the April EdComVersation, "Developing a Strategy for Diversity and Inclusion". Join other MESC members in a Zoom Video Conference as we first watch the moderated conversation between Dina Bailey, CEO at MountainTop Vision, and Chris Taylor, Chief Inclusion Officer at the Minnesota Historical Society, as they highlight the efforts by colleagues from the Minnesota Historical Society and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to create…

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Free for members

Improv for Museum Educators

April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art,
250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Join Museum Educator and Improviser Chelsea Hogan for an afternoon of serious fun. Learn the basics of Improv comedy, and consider how these skills apply to gallery teaching. Then, head into the MOCA galleries to play characters and enact situations inspired by the art on view. This program will have you laughing and feeling silly, while also taking away new applications for museum teaching and programming. Improv skills like active listening, spontaneity, flexibility, and voice projection are also skills that…

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May 2017
Ten dollars for members

Healing and Self-Care for Museum Educators with The Oracle of Los Angeles

May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
West Adams Studio,
1879 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018 United States
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In difficult times, can’t we all use a bit of Magic? Join Artist, Museum Educator, and Oracle of Los Angeles, Amanda Yates Garcia for a custom made art, healing, and magic workshop for museum educators. This workshop will utilize discussion, writing, and ceremony to address feelings and emotions that confront museum educators today. Participants will make a healing mojo bag to help keep us grounded and stable in the current volatile political environment. $10 Fee, you will be contacted with…

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June 2017

MESC 2017 Annual Institute: Responding to Change

June 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at The Japanese American National Museum,
100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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How do we uphold our values of diversity and inclusion in politically contentious times? How can we maintain museums as spaces for civil conversations in the midst of divisive discourse? At the this year's Annual Institute MESC invites you to engage in national conversations around diversity and inclusion and to explore how these values may be defined, enacted, and realized in museum education. Through presentations and active dialogue with colleagues, learn concrete strategies to engage museum visitors in discussions around…

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