Thursday, August 29, 2013

Islamic Art and Culture Workshop at the Nasher Museum

This is most useful for those in the Triangle area.  Still, it's a great workshop, and might inspire you to make a road trip!

Introduction to Islamic Art
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
September 25, 4-7 pm

Join K-12 educators to learn how you can bring Islamic art and culture into your classroom! The program will include slide lectures, hands-on art activities, creative writing and performances by local musicians and dancers. This workshop will focus on the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art.

Guest speaker Glaire Anderson, associate professor of art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will provide an introduction to Islamic art and the exhibition. This FREE program will also include a live performance, time to explore the exhibition independently and a light reception. Participants will receive partial CEU credit and interdisciplinary curriculum-based materials.

More information about the exhibition here.  Directions to the Nasher here.

And register here!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

World View Partners Program

So looking forward to the teachers' program on Tuesday, August 13 offered by World View.  It's an annual event for K-12 teachers working with World View and getting ready for another great year.  This year's theme is "Transforming Learning Environments through Global and STEM Education."  It's free to teachers in World View partner systems and schools. Find out more and register here.

I'll be representing our Middle East Center and offering my session on the Muslim Veil twice.  You can meet me at my display as well. (Pick up a map of the Middle East, why don't you!)  Hope to see you there!