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  • November 16, 2013 – 9:00 am

Educator Workshop: "What Does It Mean to Be an American?"

$20 for Frist Art Museum members/$25 for non-members. Cost includes all materials, teacher resources, color reproductions, gallery admission, parking validation in Frist Art Museum lots, and lunch.


9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Frist Art Museum Studios

Advanced registration is required. Download the Teacher Workshop Registration Form.Completed registration forms and payment are due on or before Thursday, October 24.

Investigate varied perspectives on American identity presented in the exhibitions 30 Americans and American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell. Participants confront the themes of 30 Americans, which focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture, while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. In addition, participants learn about the emotionally appealing, idealized scenes of early twentieth-century American life by Norman Rockwell. Teachers can explore the themes of identity, power, and society through the lenses of these two exhibitions and examine ways to shape a discussion around the question, “What does it mean to be an American?” Frist Art Museum educator workshops are open to educators of all subjects, pre-K–12.

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