Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

National Museum of Women in the Arts @ 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

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Ever wondered how to teach students to appreciate abstract art and help them discover its relevance? Do you have trouble getting abstraction and mining it for meaning? Then this is the program for you!

Participating teachers will:

Explore Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today as well as the museum's collection.
Hear from Nancy G. Heller, author of Why a Painting is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Art, and professor of Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Hear from Virginia Treanor, NMWA s associate curator, about the types, origins, and significance of abstract art forms.
Learn about artists with ties to the Washington region.
Brainstorm curricular connections with local teachers.
Play gallery games aimed at finding a love for or at least an appreciation of abstraction.

Pizza will be provided. Reservations required.

Image credit:

Gilda Snowden, Imaginary Landscape, 2006; Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 in.; Collection of the Gilda Snowden Estate, Detroit, Michigan; Gilda Snowden Estate, Detroit, Michigan; Photo by E. G. Schempf



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