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Summer Institute: Text and Context

Summer Institute: Text and Context

$ 400.00

A Professional Development Opportunity - for K‒12 Educators and Creative Professionals

Presented by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Fairfield University
Summer, 2017


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT


Date: June 27 to 30, 2017
Time: 10 am to 3 pm (20 hours)
Price: $400 (Includes workshop supplies)

With contemporary art as core content, discover innovative strategies for integrating the arts across disciplines in this four-day institute led by Guggenheim Museum Teaching Artists, Jeff Hopkins, and Fairfield University faculty in the English and Fine Arts Departments. Participating educators will investigate the exhibitions on view at The Aldrich and session leaders will draw from the ideas posed by the artists, exploring the text-based work in the galleries and leading activities and conversations that question our role as both introspective observer of, and critical commentator about, society and ourselves. The program will draw connections between creativity and learning, and strengthen visual literacy skills and inquiry based teaching methods. Educators will have the opportunity to rejuvenate and recharge their imaginations through a range of participatory art-making and writing activities.

For more information please contact Danielle Ogden, Associate Director, Academic Programs at

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