City’s students get into Asian Art Museum for free

The Asian Art Museum gives free admission to all of The City’s public school students, but a lot of them don’t know that.

For decades the museum has had a partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District, but students and teachers are not taking full advantage, Director of Education and Public Programs Deborah Clearwaters said.

Last year more than 18,000 students, not just in the district, participated in school tours and more than 500 teachers participated in educator workshops, but Clearwaters said those numbers can and should be bigger.

Clearwaters and her colleague reported to the Board of Education last week they want to work harder with the district to teach more students about Asian Art.

Student delegate Tristan Leder, a high school senior, said he had no idea the two even had a partnership and wanted to help spread the word.

“Being a senior and just learning that, I’m almost angry,’’ Leder told the commissioners.

 

 
 

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