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Library Resources and Services for A&HA 4085, Historical Foundations of Art Education 

This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Ami Kantawala's Fall 2017 course A&HA 4085, Historical Foundations of Art Education. The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, …

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Today in History: Remembering Georgia O’Keeffe 

Fittingly dressed as one's biography, it is the day to present to the classroom. Babe Ruth, Marie Curie, and Queen Elizabeth file ceremoniously through the doors, but the school greeter -- cum artist-teacher, casts his eye quickly to the back of the entrance line and smiles in surprise, recognizing, recollecting, and yes, approving the choice. She sports a …

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Today in History: Guggenheim Museum Opens in NYC 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to house the large contemporary art collection of mining tycoon Solomon Guggenheim, the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to the awestruck public on October 21, 1959. It was itself considered a work of art, resembling in white concrete a sea shell with a long ramp spiraling up from a large rotunda. …

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Library Resources for A&HA 4281, Field Observations in Art Education 

This virtual handout is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Dr. Ami Kantawala's Fall 2016 course A&HA 4281, Field Observations in Art Education. The resources, primarily electronic but also some print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, specifically to facilitate analysis of perceptual, artistic, …

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Workshopping RoadWork: Memories Under Construction 

Summer is officially here! It's a time where creativity flourishes and memories are made. There couldn't be a better time to experience RoadWork: Memories Under Construction in Macy Gallery. You can view the installation at any time, but the next two Thursdays - June 23 from 3-5 PM and June 30 from 2-5 PM - you can …

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Poster Art 

Did you know that the poster is one of the earliest forms of advertisement and it developed as a medium for visual communication in the nineteenth century? It spread rapidly throughout the world, becoming key to graphic design and political persuasion? Our archive, Pocketknowledge, has interesting documents on posters, including teaching guides and images, with the medium …

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Poster Art 

What do featured databases, themed book displays, and special news exhibits all have in common? Psychology, science, culture, the arts, technology and media. You're thinking connections to research and teaching in the broad areas of education, psychology, and applied health sciences? Institutional mission ... and connections to the Gottesman Libraries Education Program! To catch the …

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Welcome 

September comes around like a carousel, not unlike the work of Arthur Wesley Dow and his students. An influential and highly innovative art educator, Dow taught future art teachers the importance of creating art through elements of composition, namely line, mass, and color. Made in the early 1900’s by an unknown student of Dow’s, the …

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Resources for A&HA 5922: Master’s Seminar in Art Education (INSTEP) 

This virtual research guide has been created for students in Dr. Razia Sadik's A&HA 5922 Master’s Seminar in Art Education (INSTEP). The resources listed should be relevant for students at any stage of the INSTEP program, from those formulating their thesis ideas to those completing their Master's Special Project. This guide was created by Allen Foresta …

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Reanimation and MoMA 

The Reanimation Library collects old, out of print, and out-of-circulation books specifically for the use of artists and writers looking for odd or quirky materials to assimilate into their art.  This is, perhaps, the coolest mission statement for a library I can think of (and a great place for de-accessioned library books to die). …

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Art for Social Change 

I'll admit it, I failed miserably at imparting my enthusiasm for art in my classroom.  I truly hated that about myself as a teacher.  If only I knew what I know now, I would have read more books about art in the classroom, asked people more questions, and made more time so that my students …

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Makings of the Sea 

Title: On Mediterranean Aesthetics, Volume 1: Makings of the Sea Author: John Baldacchino Publisher: Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press © 2010 Check it out: DE60 .B35 2010 From the publisher: Engaging with 20th century Mediterranean visual and performing arts, literature and music, this book invites the reader to consider how everyday aesthetics inhabit and define the …

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“Makings of the Sea” 

If we follow the light of Albert Camus and use the sea as a metaphor, we explore how “aesthetics inhabit and define the Mediterranean as a common cultural horizon founded on difference.” Maltese-born author  John Badacchino provides a wonderfully rich and inspiring talk on Makings of the Sea: Journey, Doubt, and Nostalgia (Gorgias Press, 2010), …

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