We invite K-12 teachers to participate in "Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770-1870," a four-week-long NEH summer institute on interpreting and teaching early American art to be held from July 5 to July 31, 2009, in Salem, Massachusetts. Hosted at Salem State College, the institute will accommodate twenty-five participants from across the country, each of whom will receive a $3200 stipend to offset travel and living costs.
Picturing Early America explores the primary pictorial forms in American art from the British colonial settlement to the aftermath of the Civil War. The three units – portraiture, history painting, and landscape painting – take a multidisciplinary approach. We invite teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields to apply.
Applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2009. All information on the program and how to apply can be found on our website: www.salemstate.edu/picturing_america.
Dr. Patricia Johnston
Salem State College
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
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