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Skirball Cultural Center

Visions and Values Student Takeover Day

School Tour | Grades 7–12

Photo of a group of students lined up on a stage. One student is standing in front of a microphone speaking to the audience.

Q&A after the showcase. Photo by Mercie Ghimire. 

Join middle and high school students from across the city for a massive student takeover! Make art, go on a guided gallery tour, and check out a presentation created by a group of high school artists.


Thursday, March 7, 10:00 am–12:00 pm



$100/tour (admission scholarships available)  
60 students and 10 adults maximum per visit

Groups with more than 60 students should contact education@skirball.org.

About the Program

Join middle and high school students from across the city for a morning of community, culture, and creativity at the Skirball!

Student Takeover Day is the culmination of a multi-week high-school residency, in which one class of students partners with a teaching artist and Skirball educators to create pieces inspired by the Skirball's permanent exhibition, Visions and Values: Jewish Life from Antiquity to America. This year's Student Takeover Day features presentations by students from East Valley High School.

Takeover participants will be able to: 

  • Experience a presentation of new work created by the Skirball's 2023–2024 high school residency program
  • Participate in a fun and reflective art-making activity
  • Go on a guided gallery tour of Visions and Values


Get Ready to Register

School tours book quickly! Be prepared for registration day by setting up your School Program account in advance.

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On the Blog

Photo of a group of students sitting around a white, round table folding colorful papers.

Audience members participating in art-making and group discussion. Photo by Mercie Ghimire.

The Art of Dialogue: A Scriptwriting Residency with St. Mary’s Academy

The stories we tell—around a dinner table, in the grocery checkout line, or even what we say to ourselves—shape our lives and the world we live in. Whose stories get told? Who gets to hear those stories? These are some of the questions we asked ourselves as we built the curriculum for a six-week residency with high schoolers at St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood.

Check out the Building a Better World blog for more information about the Skirball's high school residency program and the 2023 Student Takeover Day. 

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