How can activist/political artwork be used as a teaching tool in the classroom?
On April 22nd at 5:00 pm, join PhD candidate Hallie Scott in the James Gallery for a workshop on ways that teachers can use the works in Left Coast: California Political Art as catalysts for discussions of contemporary (or historic) political, social, and cultural issues and events. Although the workshop is centered on artworks currently on view, the tactics for employing political art as a pedagogical tool are meant to apply to topics beyond the show’s contents. In this sense, the program will address how artworks can connect to contemporary events and reveal challenges to the present political and social order. The workshop is geared towards teachers at the undergraduate and high school level, but participants may be anyone interested in using political artwork as a teaching tool.
Cosponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; PhD Program in Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
For more information on this event and others associated with the Left Coast exhibition, which runs until May 29, visit the Center for Humanities website.