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Re: Meaning and Artist's Intention

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R. Moore (ronmoore)
Fri, 2 Apr 1999 16:37:35 -0800 (PST)

Mary's idea of a period meal to go with one's experience of historical
study sounds intriguing. And it caused me to remember something I hadn't
thought about for about thirty years--the Roman Banquet we had to cap off
the year in our Latin Class. I thought it was a hoot. And we actually
did learn something about Roman customs, poetry, food, etc. It did not, I
am happy to say, turn out like the notorious Toga Party of Animal House.
You might think about ways to have feasts or festivals in which many
aspects of a culture are celebrated and indulged in as a way of
crystalizing some of the arts experiences students should have. There is
a nice curriculum unit on CELEBRATIONS, or some such rubric, in the Getty
DBAE Curriculum Sampler, as I recall.

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999 gregjuli wrote:

> > Ron,
> I've taken art history courses were the instructor ended the course with a
> meal from an artist's time period. We had a Van Gogh dinner once and a
> Toulose dinner another time. It was very interesting and fun even if I didn't
> care for all the food. Imagine what fun that could be for students, but this
> was a class for teachers and the meals were prepared by restaurants. It often
> comes down to time and money.
> MaryB
> >
> > My guess is that lots of art teachers and other teachers have had
> > useful experiences along these lines with your students--i.e., getting
> > them to imagine themselves into other times and other places in the course
> > of making sense of art. Anybody want to share experiences of this kind
> > with us?
> >
> > Ron