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K–12 Educator Program

The American West

At the turn of the twentieth century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West. Discuss key works featured in the exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850–1925 with a curator and learn strategies for engaging students with works on view in the American Wing. After the workshop, participate in Stories and Art of the American West, a free festival for all ages featuring art making, music, dance performances, and more. Please register online.

Common Core State Standards
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7)

National Learning Standards
Era 4: Expansion and Reform (1801–1861) (NSS-USH.5-12.4)
Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures (NA-VA.9-12.4)

Fee: $25

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Educator programs are made possible by the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City Education in The New York Community Trust, Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Oceanic Heritage Foundation, Altman Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Kenneth and Anna Zankel, Jane and Frances Stein Foundation, and Jephson Educational Trusts.