Teachers are invited to an Evening for Educators

by University Communications,

Educators are invited to join Elizabeth Garrison, The Cameron Paulin Curator of Education, for a preview of the exhibition, “Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections” at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art on Sept. 17 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. This workshop is designed to help teachers prepare students for a field trip to the exhibition, as well as broaden curriculum concepts for use in the classroom. The exhibition continues through Dec. 22. Advance registration for this free workshop is required by Sept. 13 by calling 503-370-6855.

Garrison says, “From charming depictions of animals to fragments of stone reliefs from the ancient cities of Nineveh and Persepolis, ‘Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth’ presents a rare opportunity for students to view works from a number of the world’s oldest civilizations and to learn more about the ancient cultures that played such an important part in the development of Western civilization. This exhibition is especially suited to explorations in the visual arts, social studies and language arts.”

Additional resources for educators
A teacher guide will include images from the exhibition, background information and suggested discussions. This will be available on-line at www.willamette.edu/go/ancient after September 18, 2012.

Transportation stipend
Thanks to a generous donation, a limited number of transportation stipends (in the form of a reimbursement) are available on a first come, first-served basis to fund half the cost of your K-12 bus trip to and from the museum.

Schedule a tour
There is no cost for self-guided or docent-guided school tours, but teachers must schedule in advance. Please note that a limited number of guided tours will be offered for groups of 30 or less. To schedule a tour call 503-370-6855.