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Re: Texas T.E.K.S Thank you

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AbeleSmith
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 22:50:39 EST


In a message dated 1/30/99 7:58:22 PM Central Standard Time,
dacuncius writes:

<< I still need to know what textbooks are used by any
Texas teachers, and your opinion of them. There is a very limited amount
of information in both my middle school and high school texts about the
art styles from beginning to present. >>

I don't think you'll find in-depth art history in any elementary, middle, or
high school art textbooks. You'll find smidgens and interesting tidbits. If
you want in-depth, you'll need to use those college texts or other art history
books.

I received nearly all my historical and cultural information that I actually
use from my docent training at the Dallas Museum of Art. It doesn't cost me
money to train, but I have to give time for training and time for touring.

I supplement that information with other art history, history, lectures in
various places, Public TV films and specials. The artist profiles (mostly
contemporary artists) on CBS Sunday Morning are wonderful.

Art magazines and newspapers are another source. Check with you local book
store. The used book stores are treasure troves of art books.

Terry in Garland, TX, where it's c c colddd tonight!