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Interpreting the American Landscape
Rachel Rooney, Newberry Library
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AP-50021-10
Newberry Library/Picturing America School Collaboration Regional Conference (Web Resources)
Title: Newberry Library/Picturing America School Collaboration Regional Conference
Author: Newberry Library
Abstract: In August 2010, the Newberry Library in Chicago hosted a regional Picturing America School Collaboration Projects Conference for high school teachers. This regional conference followed the two national conferences hosted by the Newberry in 2009-10. 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: http://newberrypicturingamerica.pbworks.com/FrontPage
Primary URL Description: Newberry Library staff has made the content of its Picturing America School Collaboration Conferences available to 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 Participant 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 on the museum tour, including the works held in the Terra Foundation for American Art collections), Chicago Architecture Walking Tour (audio slide show), and Lesson Plans (submitted by participants).