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RE: [teacherartexchange] Art History Curriculum


From: Susan Bennett (seasideblueviolet_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 13 2007 - 08:16:06 PDT

How did you find out in advance about this? I would
like to do it next year.
Susan In Ohio/NJ
--- KPRS2 <> wrote:

> Hi Everyone
> Speaking of museums I am in the middle of a
> workshop called Connecting
> Collections, where art teachers get to work with the
> education departments
> of the MOMA, Met, Guggenheim, and Whitney. On Monday
> we were at the MOMA,
> yesterday the Met and today we will be working at
> the Guggenheim. We analyze
> pieces of artwork (by actually seeing the piece)
> (focus this week is theme),
> and then break out into groups and discuss some
> more. We have been writing,
> drawing and doing various exercises that we can
> bring to our students.
> Excellent workshop, recommend to all. There are 40
> art teachers from all
> over the US, Mexico and Canada. At the end of each
> day each museum tries to
> out do the other by handing our "parting gifts".
> Gotta run, catch an early train to get into "the
> city".
> San D
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> Subject: [teacherartexchange] Art History Curriculum
> We are adopting the new Gardner text - extensively
> re-written (Art
> Through the Ages). It is the most accessible text we
> have found
> after using Stockstad for several years, and before
> that Laurie
> Adams. Both are excellent texts, but for students
> with NO
> background in art - college age - the new Gardner
> respects newbies
> to art history. NOT boring. Suggest you get desk
> copies and see
> what you think. It is also the lightest weight (in
> pounds) and the
> thinnest. Anyone have the new Janson?Beautiful and
> wonderful for
> advanced students or art majors. Most of my students
> have only been
> to the Museum of Natural History. Few have been to
> an art museum.
> Lucky to be in NYC and Brooklyn because the Brooklyn
> Museum is a
> treasure. They let my students spread out on the
> floor and draw (it
> is very uncrowded - and unappreciated. I'd rather
> visit the Egyptian
> galleries in Brooklyn than those at the Met),and the
> guards are
> really sweet looking at their work and commenting,
> the docents are
> excellent, and the museum has the new galleries for
> women's art
> with a permanent installment of The Dinner Party,
> finally giving it
> a home. Jane in Brooklyn
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