Explore lessons about California history with OMCA’s resources drawing upon themes from current and past major exhibitions. These suggested activities can be used to supplement a Museum visit to the exhibition or main galleries, or independently to support classroom learning.

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California Teacher Resources

Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California illuminates local histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State. While exploring this exhibition, your students will learn about four remarkable moments when artists in California formed communities that changed the face of art.

The Fertile Ground teacher resources guide contains background information and suggested activities for the classroom or your next Museum visit. Through these activities, your students will explore the exhibition’s key messages and better understand that we are all part of our own creative communities, or “fertile ground.”

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