Washing Away the Dust of Everyday Life: Interdisciplinary Uses for the Bellarmine Museum of Art's Kress Collection
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Come join us for lunch and be inspired to expose your students to new learning experiences while reinforcing more traditional, discipline-driven content. Stipends available to support follow-up work on syllabi and assignments through the CAE’s Summer Institute on Integrative Learning May 18-20,2011
Picasso said: "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Art can provide exile - however fleeting - from daily concerns. Beyond pleasure, however, art can serve as a mighty pedagogical tool for virtually all disciplines. As Brecht said, "Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it." Join us and panelists Elizabeth Dreyer (Religious Studies), Louise Palmer (History), Emily Orlando (English), and Michael White (English) at the Bellarmine Museum of Art to share assignments that incorporate visual thinking strategies (and ten paintings) meaningfully into what are often considered non-visual disciplines. Help students achieve IDEA student learning goals like "gaining a broader understanding and appreciation of intellectual/cultural activity;" "developing creative capacities (writing, inventing, designing, performing in art, music, drama, etc.)," and "learning to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions)," by examining what we do through a new lens. All this against the backdrop of the museum's inspiring galleries, called "splendid" by Emily Rafferty (Metropolitan Museum of Art President and recent Fairfield University honorary degree recipient), who also remarked: "They've attended to every detail."
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