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To introduce new exhibitions and programs, teachers are invited to explore connections across the curriculum, connect with fellow educators, and learn innovative new ways to use object-based learning with your students in arts- and non-arts classrooms. Teachers will learn more about how AGH School programs can enhance students’ connection to the world, the past, and to each other.
Wednesday, April 11
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Speaking For Herself: Statements from the Collection is a new exhibition featuring contemporary and historical women artists from the AGH collection. Paired with two special projects, Dianne Bos: The Sleeping Green, No Mans Land 100 Years Later and Stephanie Vegh: Echoing Shore which both look to the past through the lens of new work.
This event will use these three new exhibitions to explore to potential to explore storytelling, inferencing as well as the study of historical events and attitudes using visual images and art. For elementary students, tours will focus on interpretation and critical thinking skills when faced with visual images. They’ll fit each work discussed within the framework of what they know about their world; for secondary students, we’ll further this conversation and consider the concepts of Historical Thinking and formal analysis. Teachers will explore how themes of representation, omission and identity can inspire students, and facilitate multi-disciplinary approaches to curriculum.
Gallery tours will use individual works as starting points for discussion, and complementary studio programs will further students experiences through hands-on art-making, creative writing, critical analysis and more. This event will help teachers see the many ways that an AGH visit can illuminate their classroom studies.
Teacher’s Night is FREE for all elementary and secondary teachers, and includes AGH Admission. Have a colleague who hasn’t been to the Gallery? This is a great way to introduce them!
Spaces are limited. Please RSVP by April 6 to firstname.lastname@example.org, and let us know what grade and subject you teach.
An experience at the AGH is most meaningful when it is embedded into classroom studies as part of a teaching unit or ongoing discourse. To support classroom visits to the AGH, our Pre-Visit and Follow-Up packages offer valuable information to help teachers prepare students for their AGH experience, curriculum connections and selected images as well as suggested activities to do in the classroom after your visit.
Bekom Mask mid 19th Century
Unidentified Artist (Kom Kingdom, 19th century)
wood and pigments, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2010