Full-Day Student Symposia
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AGH Symposia encourage students to experience historical and social themes through artwork on display. This full-day interdisciplinary program includes a featured speaker, exhibition tours, hands on art-making and activities focused on a significant theme, leading to important conversations and inspiring students to take action.
Secondary Curriculum connections: Canada and World History; Genocide Studies; Indigenous Studies; World Religions; English; Visual Arts.
Registration Fee: $16 per student
Please book your class by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Include school, grade and subject area, student numbers. Invoices for attendance will be issued one-week prior to each event.
Have a group of 100 students or more? We can plan a special date for you. Please email email@example.com to discuss.
Session 1: Tuesday, April 24 (CANCELLED)
Session 2: May 2 (SOLD OUT)
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Industry, development and actions of everyday left have all left an indelible mark on the landscape. The environmental and social impacts of this are even more far-reaching and affect cultures around the world.
The exhibition Witness: Edward Burtynsky brings environmental issues to our attention through awe-inspiring images of industrial sites. The photographs are a reflection of our times, and show the complex affects that global manufacturing, and the demands of first world consumers have on the planet. Water Works is an exhibition of historical and contemporary artists, the theme of water and its centrality in various artistic, spiritual and identity-based concepts is further explored.
This event will use the exhibitions as a jumping-off point to explore themes of impact, attitude, worldview as well as the myriad opportunities to participate in social change. Special guests will include indigenous elders, conservationists and artists.
Bekom Mask mid 19th Century
Unidentified Artist (Kom Kingdom, 19th century)
wood and pigments, The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Collection, 2010