American Art and History in an International Context at the Art of the Americas Wing, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Date: Tuesday December 13, 2011, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes travel time)
Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston (bus transportation provided from Reading Memorial High School)

Explore the Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. With a broad content emphasis designed for both U.S. history I and II teachers, we will consider art and artifacts from the Revolutionary War era to the mid-twentieth century, taking into account how historical events and international connections contributed to the construction of an American identity. This session includes a scholarly presentation, gallery tours and activities, modeling of classroom strategies that integrate the use of art and literacy, and an overview of the MFA’s Educator’s Online program.

Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston:

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Advanced Reading:
Bostwick Davis, Elliot. "A New World Imagined: Artistic Innovation and Inspiration in the Americas." In A New World Imagined: Art of the Americas. MFA Publications, 2010.
(Participants: Please see email from 12/6/2011 for a copy.)

Driving and Parking Directions to the MFA:
Validated Parking Cost: $14
Group Entrance: Our group will enter the museum at the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road. (See map:
Parking: The Museum Road parking garage and the Fenway and Huntington Lots are all convenient to the Linde Family Wing Entrance. (See map linked above.)

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