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The Newark Museum will host three conferences for educators from across the nation in 2010. Each conference, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Humanities, will provide 75 educators and librarians with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to design, implement, and evaluate lessons and units that connect with the goals of Picturing America, an extensive curriculum resource developed by the NEH. Picturing America features 40 poster-sized reproductions of masterpieces of American art and a teaching guide.
Each American Visions conference will begin on Wednesday evening and conclude on the following Saturday at noon. Presenters include master teachers, university scholars, and museum curators and educators. Conferences will also present teachers with opportunities to work with American art on exhibit at Newark Museum as well as cultural objects from the Museum’s Educational Loan Collection. Teacher participants will receive stipends of $700 after successful completion of all conference sessions and submission of curriculum developed from conference participation.
The conferences are open ONLY to educators and librarians who have already received a Picturing America award of the posters and teaching guide. For a full list of award recipients, please visit picturingamerica.neh.gov
Other conferences being hosted in collaboration with the NEH are at the Newberry Library, Chicago, and Primary Source, Watertown, MA.
The dates and subjects of the conferences are:
• February 10-13, 2010: Young America, 18th-early 19th century
• April 21-24, 2010: Towards Modern America, 19th-early 20th century
• June 23-26, 2010: Modern and Contemporary America, 20th-early 21st century
Elizabeth Meola Aaron
American Visions: NEH Picturing America Conferences at Newark Museum
The Picturing America Conferences are underwritten by