Using the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art Collections in the Classroom, Oct. 2, 2:00 p.m. & Oct. 4, 11:00 a.m.

Zachary Bowman, (Museum Educator), and Frank Boyer, (Art) will lead a workshop on using the Samuel Dorsky Museum as a learning lab for undergraduate and graduate students.  They will provide example lesson plans for class visits to the museum, including ekphrastic writing exercises.  Zach and Frank will present partly on the work of Jan Sawka (whose works will be on display at the museum the following spring) to encourage faculty to incorporate his art into their curriculum.  Sawka immigrated from Poland during the Cold War, lived in the Hudson Valley, and made work that documents political resistance to oppressive regimes.  His work also promotes The Grateful Dead, among other student-friendly groups.

Open to Faculty and Graduate Students who Teach

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 2, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Faculty Development Center, College Hall 113

Be sure to refer your students to the READING OBJECTS – Student Edition event – students across campus are invited to write responses to works from the Samuel Dorsky Museum of art permanent collection.  Details on the SDMA website. Deadline, November 5.

Museum Tours for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students who Teach (in anticipation of bringing students to the museum)

Dates: November 6 & 8, time to be determined

Location: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art (opposite Sojourner Truth Library and adjacent to College Theater)