Education Programs: Picturing America School Collaboration Projects

Period of Performance

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

Funding Totals

$75,000.00 (approved)
$75,000.00 (awarded)

Picturing America Teacher Conference

FAIN: AP-50043-10

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA 19101-7646)
Marla K Shoemaker (Project Director: October 2009 to April 2016)

A three-part conference, organized around different historical eras, for sixty local teachers to explore art in Picturing America and in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a $75,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to present a three-part Picturing America Teacher Conference to provide 60 local pre-K-12 teachers and librarians with the means to incorporate Picturing America image portfolios and resources into their classroom curricula. Following the conference, the teachers will receive support, both in person and online, through the Wachovia Education Resource Center, the Museum's state-of-the-art library and technology center that is dedicated providing K-12 teachers with opportunities to highlight connections between the visual arts and core curriculum areas, including lesson plan development, personalized research, and a dedicated website for Picturing America at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.