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Tres Culturas and the Visual Language of Art
The spirit of New Mexico may best be captured through the senses
- the distinctive smell of wet earth from an approaching
rainstorm, the unmistakable scent of burning pinon, the clear
intense turquoise of the sky, and the rough, organic texture of
rounded adobe forms. This spirit finds expression in an unique
way of life blended from the contributions of three primary cultures -
Pueblo Indians, Hispanic, and Anglo - which have combined to create the
culture of New Mexico.
Tres Culturas will provide in-depth experiences with the three
dominant cultures in New Mexcio as expressed through the visual
language of art. This course is helpful to teachers wishing to
combine art, history, and culture to develop understandings of
other cultures and traditions. This is also an excellent course
for those wishing to learn more about Southwest history or to
experience the Santa Fe art scene in an unique way.
The schedule provides a blend of presentations on art, history,
and culture with hands-on activities and excursions to museums,
artist studios, and historic sites. Activities planned for this
summer include a tour of Georgia O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu and
a visit to the Cerillos art center of Jesus Moroles.
The fee for the seminar is $440.00 (includes room and board) or
$275.00 without room and board (lunch is included everyday).
Participants are responsible for travel to and from Plaza
Resolana, but vans are provided for the group for daily travel
during the seminar.
Nancy Walkup, Project Coordinator
North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
PO Box 305100, University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203
940/565-3986 FAX 940/565-4867