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February 22, 2014
Wednesday, February 5
 
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Committee Room
$25 ($20 members)

Physics teachers, remember that first day of class when you asked your students, “Class, where do you find physics in your life?” and the answer was, “Everywhere”? Well, it’s here at the art museum, too. We will begin the evening with the preview of a new app developed by Dr. Mary Jo Grdina from Drexel University, titled, “Physics and the Art Museum.” Then we will move into the Museum galleries to explore balance, center of gravity, Newton’s laws, light and color, and more as revealed by works of art. Did Renaissance-era knights study physics? No, but physics principals helped shape their armor and weapons!
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Wednesday, March 12
 
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Seminar Room
Free

This extraordinary exhibition of works of art representing the entire span of Korea’s Joseon dynasty, will be a rare opportunity for American audiences to see some of Korea’s artistic masterpieces, most of which have never travelled to the United States before. Hear a lecture by Hyunsoo Woo, The Maxine and Howard Lewis Associate Curator of Korean Art, tour the exhibition, receive teacher materials for the classroom and participate in related hands-on activities.
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Saturday, March 29
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3 NJ or PA hours
Location: Committee Room
$25 ($20 members)

Looking at works of art both at the Museum and in the classroom, can offer English Learners rich opportunities to learn new vocabulary, and practice using it as they look closely, describe and discuss portraits, landscapes, narratives and even abstract works of art. Works of art that relate to student’s native cultures or life experiences connect to personal memories that students can share and build upon during group discussions and writing activities. Join educators from the Museum as well as guest ESL teachers to explore how looking at and expressing ideas about art can encourage ESL students to practice and expand their English speaking and writing skills.
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Saturday, April 5
 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
5 NJ or PA hours
Location: Committee Room, Special Exhibition, and off-site (Clay Studio)
$50 ($40 members)

Art of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910: Treasures from Korea showcases an array of ceramics that demonstrate unique taste and quality of Joseon art and culture. Spend the morning in the exhibition exploring these extraordinary ceramics with a museum educator, then in the afternoon, we will travel to The Clay Studio in Old City to create our own ceramic pieces. After a demonstration of different clay techniques, participants will have the chance to experience throwing their own pot on the pottery wheel and decorating it like Joseon Dynasty artists did.
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Saturday, May 3
 
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4 NJ or PA hours
Location: Committee Room
$36 ($29 members)

Discuss the Museum’s collection of Northern and Southern European Renaissance paintings with Christopher Atkins, Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, and Carl Strehlke, Adjunct Curator, John G. Johnson Collection. Gain new insights into the Museum’s Renaissance paintings and learn how to enhance your teaching of topics such as European history, mythology, and the artist’s role in society. After meeting with the curators in the galleries, teachers and Museum educators will brainstorm ideas for curriculum connections and strategize ways to apply them in the classroom.
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Saturday, September 20
 
CANCELED
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
$25 ($20 members)

Whether you are a new homeschool family or have been homeschooling your children for many years, this program provides guidance on how to utilize the Museum’s diverse resources to your homeschool curriculum. Museum educators will demonstrate several approaches to looking at art in the galleries, and participants will be provided with take home teaching materials.
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Saturday, September 27
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Locations: Van Pelt Auditorium, Seminar Room
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Learn about all of the exciting programs and resources the Museum has to offer this school year. Catch up with colleagues over coffee and breakfast and hear a lecture by Kathleen Foster, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art, and Director, Center for American Art, about a recent reinstallation in the American galleries, and sample a staff-led school tour (including a demonstration of the Museum’s virtual field trip program). You can also register your class for a school tour.
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Monday, October 13
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wachovia Education Resource Center
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Artstor is both a database of high-resolution images (more than 1.7 million so far) and an effective tool for classroom presentations. Because the Wachovia Education Resource Center has an exclusive agreement with Artstor that allows the Museum to give access to this database to K–12 educators, we offer training in how to explore the database and how to create engaging presentations. If you would like to join your colleagues already using Artstor, or if you are just looking for some new bells and whistles, join us for this free teacher workshop.
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Wednesday, October 29
 
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Discover the special exhibition Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, a major retrospective of this critical figure in modern art. Both a photographer and filmmaker, Strand’s work touches on themes of portraiture, identity, community, and explorations of world cultures. Peter Barberie, the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, will present an engaging lecture that chronicles Strand’s artistic progression and the profound affect he had on modern art. Receive teaching materials for your classroom, explore the exhibition on your own, and make cross-curricular connections with peers and Museum educators.
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Saturday, November 1
 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Wachovia Education Resource Center
2 NJ or PA hours
Free

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s website is home to a rich and varied collection of teacher resources. From lesson plans to teaching kits to object resources to electronic versions of our most popular poster sets and exhibition materials, there is much for educators to explore. We will model how to navigate our website and how to engage students with the effective use of the images and information that can be found. The workshop also includes an overview of some of our most popular and interesting web finds, connecting the visual arts and core subjects.
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Saturday, November 8
 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Committee Room
5 NJ or PA hours
$36 ($29 members)

During this workshop, art educator in the Phoenixville Area School District Elizabeth Gilly will introduce teachers to the Literacy through Photography curriculum—developed by teacher and photographer Wendy Ewald—which encourages children to explore their world as they photograph scenes from their own lives, and then use their images as catalysts for verbal and written expression. Participants will take part in group discussions and writing in Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, try simple approaches to taking photographs, and learn how to use photography and writing as a tool for increasing students’ critical thinking and self-expression. Cameras and iPads will be provided for use during this workshop.
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Saturday, December 6
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wachovia Education Resource Center
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Artstor is both a database of high-resolution images (more than 1.7 million so far) and an effective tool for classroom presentations. Because the Wachovia Education Resource Center has an exclusive agreement with Artstor that allows the Museum to give access to this database to K–12 educators, we offer training in how to explore the database and how to create engaging presentations. If you would like to join your colleagues already using Artstor, or if you are just looking for some new bells and whistles, join us for this free teacher workshop.
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Saturday, December 13
 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
5 NJ or PA hours

$36 ($29 members)

Did you want to attend the VAST (Visual Arts as Sources for Teaching) summer seminar for teachers but couldn’t? Do you need a dose of new ideas for your classroom? Join us for a recap of “Looking Closely, Thinking Critically,” the theme of VAST’s 2014 seminar. Explore art as a powerful tool for developing critical thinking skills through gallery discussions, hands-on activities, and a lecture. Learn strategies for strengthening higher order thinking skills—analyzing, interpreting, inferring, and citing evidence—while looking at and responding to art.
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Saturday, January 10
 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5 NJ or PA hours
Location: Seminar Room, Education Studios 1 and 2
$45 ($36 members)

Designed for teachers of grades pre-K–2, this workshop explores ways that the visual arts can be a resource for the classroom curriculum. The program focuses on age-appropriate, object-based approaches to looking at and teaching from art, including gallery activities and discussions, as well as strategies for developing meaningful studio art projects for the classroom. Workshop content is changed each year to allow for repeat attendance.
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Wednesday, January 14
 
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

This exciting exhibition highlights works by African American artists in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Spanning two centuries, these works tell countless and unique stories about what it has meant to be African American and show how radically the definitions and boundaries of art have changed over that same period. Hear a lecture by exhibition co-curator John Vick, tour the exhibition, participate in activities, and receive free teaching materials for the classroom.
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Monday, January 19
Teacher Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wachovia Education Resource Center
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Artsy is a relatively new web resource of high-resolution art images with tremendous educational potential. Though not as large as the Artstor database, Artsy can be searched or organized by theme, historical event, artistic movement, and more. This workshop will introduce Artsy to participants, and will model how lessons and interdisciplinary connections can be created and presented.
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Wednesday, January 28
 
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
3 NJ or PA hours
$32 ($25 members)

Renew your creative spirit during this relaxed evening of looking at and making art. We will first spend time in the galleries viewing both silkscreen prints and examples of artists using stenciling techniques. Then, enjoy wine, food, and hands-on art making as we explore working with silkscreening and stenciling. Educators of all disciplines are welcome.
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Saturday, January 31
Teacher Workshops
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Committee Room
3 NJ or PA hours
$10 ($8 members)

This workshop offers tips and techniques for bringing The Free Library of Philadelphia’s annual One Book, One Philadelphia project to your classroom. Through gallery activities and discussion, participants will explore ways in which visual art can extend the themes of the book and gain strategies they can use to engage students in their study of literature and history.
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Saturday, February 7
 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room, Van Pelt Auditorium
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

Join us for a morning celebrating American artist Horace Pippin. Hear a lecture by Jen Bryant, author of the award-winning children’s book, A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin; participate in a hands-on art making activity; and view Pippin’s work (and other works of art by African American artists) in the exhibition Art from the African American Collections. This program is generously funded by the Center for American Art.
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Wednesday, February 25
 
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Seminar Room
3 NJ or PA hours
Free

This magnificent exhibition is the first outside of Japan to explore the nearly 500-year sphere of influence established by the Kano lineage of painters, the longest lived and most influential school of painting in Japanese history. Listen to a lecture by Dr. Felice Fischer, the Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art, tour the exhibition, receive teacher materials for the classroom, and participate in related hands-on activities provided by Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park.
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