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Armory Field Trips: A Unique Hands-On Art Experience for K-12

Armory Teaching Artists lead your students through an exhibition where they engage in small group activities, art exercises, and discussions about the exhibition’s themes. Then, your students will create an art project in our studio related to the exhibition. Working in mediums like clay, painting, sculpture, printmaking, or bookmaking, this standards-based experience encourages students to explore the artistic process.
If you have any questions or would like to book a field trip, please call our Field Trip Coordinator, Tricia Garcia, at (626) 792-5101 x 140 or email [email protected].

  • 2-hours (9:30-11:30am)
  • Offered Tuesdays-Fridays
  • $8 per student

2016/2017 Field Trip Exhibitions

Below the Underground:Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico
Más abajo que el underground: arte renegado y acción en el México de los noventa

Field Trip Dates: October 17, 2017 – January 19, 2018

This exhibition examines alternative art practices in 1990s Mexico and features artifacts from art happenings and performances—many of which were done "guerilla-style" in public, at underground music venues, and at artist studios. Objects in the exhibition include invitations to the performances, posters, self-produced publications ('zines), raw video footage, photographs, props, masks, and costumes.

Andrea Ferreyra, Torbellino/Whirlwind, 1993. A 12-hour performance in 13 places throughout Mexico City. Photo by Gabriela González Reyes; courtesy Andrea Ferreyra.

Jeanne Dunning and Diane Christiansen
Birth Death Breath: An Inflatable Opera, and Other Recent Work

Field Trip Dates: February 13 – May 25, 2017

Birth Death Breath is an opera "performed" by inflatable Christmas lawn decorations in various stages of inflation and deflation. Viewers are invited to move among the inflatable characters as they rise from the ground as they seemingly come back to life and begin to sing. Simultaneously humorous and heartfelt, this installation explores timeless questions about the meaning of life and and death.