Crystal Bridges Event Calendar
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art offers a wide range of activities for all ages and interests.
Use our interactive museum calendar to find what fits your schedule and plan your visit!
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Summer Teacher Institute: The African American Experience
Monday to Friday, July 19-23, 2021
This session will focus on teaching African American history from works of art in Crystal Bridges’ collection. Previous experience with object-based teaching and/or integrating artwork into classroom curriculum is encouraged.
Summer Teacher Institute is a week-long professional development session that will introduce teachers of all subject areas to the methodology and process of teaching from works of art. Incorporating art in your classroom curriculum can enhance student outcomes in many areas including communication, interpretation, inference, visual literacy, and knowledge acquisition. In this intensive and immersive session, teachers will acquire the skills and tools necessary to teach their students using works of art through an engaging and meaningful dialogue. 30 hours of Professional Development credit available.
Summer Teacher Institutes are virtual, presented via Zoom.
Note: Summer Institute is free, but there is a $50 materials fee due upon registration.