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"Interpreting the American Landscape" -- Picturing America School Collaboration Project Conferences
Daniel Greene, Newberry Library
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AP-50003-09
Newberry Library/Picturing America School Collaboration Conference (Web Resources)
Title: Newberry Library/Picturing America School Collaboration Conference
Author: Daniel Greene
Author: Newberry Library
Abstract: In 2009-10, the Newberry Library in Chicago hosted two national Picturing America School Collaboration Project Conferences for high school teachers. The conference sessions explored the role of landscape imagery in shaping national identity, tracing the shift from a nineteenth-century emphasis on visions of pristine wilderness and rural landscapes to the twentieth-century’s urban and industrial scenery.
Primary URL: https://newberrypicturingamerica.pbworks.com/FrontPage
Primary URL Description: Newberry Library staff has made the content of its Picturing America School Collaboration Conferences available to the many teachers who received Picturing America poster sets but who were unable to attend the conferences at the Newberry.
At this site, teachers may access Program Information, Participating Scholars and Staff (biographies and links to home pages), Conference Application and Information, Suggested Readings (available to registered conference participants only for reasons of copyright), Presentations of Newberry Library Collections (Audio Slide Shows), Conference Presentations by Scholars (video), Art Institute of Chicago Gallery Tour (website collection with information on each work viewed during the museum tour, including works held in the Terra Foundation for American Art collections), Chicago Architecture Walking Tour (Audio Slide Show), and Lesson Plans.