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Sharing Memory: Coming of Age in the Classroom and Museum


This teacher workshop investigates history and memory through an interdisciplinary approach to the museum's exhibitions, with an emphasis on the work of Luc Tuymans, whose paintings are on view at the MCA in fall 2010\. Through a combination of viewing artworks, participating in discussion, and painting, we name the issues and defining moments of our time that will become part of the personal and collective history for our students and for ourselves. What will our students see as their coming-of-age stories? How can we use Tuymans's work to talk about the challenges of our time and the roles that educators play in facing these issues with students? What literary, visual, and popular sources do our students turn to in building their own sense of personal history? Using words and images culled from those histories, we begin to explore what role artists and educators can play in relation to these defining moments.

MCA teacher programs are FREE and available for Illinois teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. Participants receive CPDUs. Vouchers for free parking in the MCA garage are provided pending availability.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call the MCA at 312-397-3838 or email [teacherp[email protected]](mailto: [email protected]).