Teacher Workshop for Ancient Bronzes Exhibition

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University will present a workshop for teachers interested in bringing classes to see the "Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands" exhibition Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the museum. The workshop is free, although advance registration is required so that teacher kits can be produced. To register, please call 503-370-6855.

The workshop, taught by Elizabeth Garrison, the Cameron Paulin Curator of Education at the museum, will help teachers prepare students for a fieldtrip to the exhibition and propose ideas that reinforce the gallery experience and broaden curriculum concepts back in the classroom. Garrison has written a teacher packet on ancient steppe art and culture that will be available to attendees. For those who cannot attend, the teacher packet will be available online.

"Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation" is a major exhibition of ancient steppe art on loan from one of the foremost collections of Asian art in the United States. The exhibition brings to life the complex cultures that flourished across the Asian grasslands from northern China and Mongolia to Central Asia and Eastern Europe during the late second and first millennia BCE. It runs from Jan. 21 through April 1.

"Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands" has been supported by grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street (the corner of State and Cottage Streets) in downtown Salem near the campus of Willamette University. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The galleries are closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are admitted free, and Tuesday is an admission-free day. For more information call 503-370-6855.