DC teachers have been personally invited by Adrienne Gayoso to join her and her colleagues from the Smithsonian American Art Museum in DC at the 'Webinar for Educators' live from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York City on Tuesday, January 22, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Eastern).
Teachers are invited to examine art depicting or created during the Civil War era in this interactive on-line session.
Register for the webinar via the Metropolitan Museum web site and check out all their webinars, workshops and resources for educators.
This program addresses Common Core State Standard SL.CCR.2:
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
The webinar also addresses the National Standard for Education in US History, NSS-USH-5-12.5: Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction (1850–1877)
The cost is $10. Register online.
'The Civil War and American Art' is a sweeping survey of the impact of the Civil War on American painting and photography, featuring artistic masterpieces and literary legends of the 19th century.
The American Civil War was arguably the first modern war. Its grim reality was laid bare by the new medium of photography. American artists could not approach the conflict with the conventions of European history painting, which glamorized the hero on the battlefield. Instead, many artists found ways to weave the war into works of art that considered the human narrative—the daily experiences of soldiers, enslaved people, and families left behind.
Seats are also still available for the 'Evening for Educators: The Civil War in American Art', co-sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on
Tuesday, January 15, 4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
This special evening for educators begins with an engaging lecture by Eleanor Jones Harvey, Senior Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, then continues with an exploration of 'The Civil War and American Art' exhibition, a photo scavenger hunt to uncover the building's Civil War stories, and refreshments in the Kogod Courtyard. All participants will receive a copy of The Civil War in American Art Teacher Guide.
The cost is $25 and includes reception. Register Here.
Contact SAAM's museum educators for information on free guided tours, resources and funds for field trips by private bus transportation to SAAM for DC students.