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Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (Fort Worth, TX 76113-2365)
Sara Klein (Project Director: October 2010 to April 2016)

Picturing America School Collaboration Projects
Education Programs

$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2011 – 5/31/2012

Picturing Americans

One two-day Picturing America conference in summer 2011 for fifty K-12 educators to integrate American portraiture into core subjects in the Texas school curriculum.

Picturing Americans is a two-day summer educator institute that will explore the timeline of American history through portraiture, highlighting artworks that show Americans engaged in pivotal historical moments—moments that are also repeatedly depicted by the Picturing America poster sets. Using images from the poster sets, presentations from prominent humanities scholars, teacher resources, and corresponding images from the Amon Carter Museum's own collection, the institute will provide a vivid visual history of the United States by emphasizing the very people who made the country what it is today. In looking at both portrait subject and artist, Picturing Americans will help teachers (and by proxy students) understand how American artists have helped document the history of the United States, from the Revolutionary Period up through the Civil Rights Movement.