Lux created The Valise Project in 2000 as a way to reintroduce art into the classroom. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp, who carried miniatures of his work inside a suitcase, Lux commissions portable works of art that double as powerful interdisciplinary teaching tools. The valises travel to hundreds of classrooms around San Diego County each year, giving students a rare up-close and hands-on experience with museum-quality art.
In Your Classroom
How it works: A Lux teacher will bring a valise to your classroom and lead an interactive 2-hour presentation and project focused on the valise. Prior to the presentation the classroom teacher will be given access to a teaching guide that suggests ideas for incorporating The Valise Project into appropriate grade-level curriculum. Valise programs are also available for senior centers and community organizations.
Cost: $200/class for a single presentation (includes all materials). Multiple presentations offered at discounted price. Limited scholarships available for Title I schools. Call for details.
To schedule: Presentations should be scheduled at least a month in advance for best availability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.436.6611 for more information. Click here to complete payment online.