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January 2013
winter and spring 2013 teacher workshops

Energize your New Year with teacher workshops at the Saint Louis Art Museum!

Imagination and Empathy in the Classroom
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 5:00-8:00pm (FULL) 
Thursday, February 7, 2013, 5:00-8:00pm
Local art therapists help you acquire techniques for creating a learning environment that nurtures engagement, imagination, and interpersonal connection through writing and art-making.

Weekend Studio: Native American Beadwork
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:30am-4:30pm
Decipher the visual language of Plains Indian beadwork while creating your own beadwork design using a variety of sewing techniques and motif combinations.

Weekend Studio: Visual Ecology
Saturday, April 13, 2013. 9:30am-3:30pm
Observe the natural world as found within the Museum and outside its walls in this workshop designed to foster arts-based environmental education.

Presenting the Past: Archaeology of the Ancient Americas
Wednesday, May, 8, 2013, 5:00-8:00pm
Introduce your students to Mesoamerican writing, archaeology, calendrical systems, and geography using hands-on activities based on the newly re-installed Ancient American art collection.

The annual Big Event for Teachers will be held Fall 2013. 

Additional workshop details forthcoming online at Teacher Programs. 

call for applications: master teacher summer fellowship
Each summer the Saint Louis Art Museum awards a four-week paid fellowship to a St. Louis area educator. Teachers of humanities, social sciences, visual/ performing arts, foreign languages, and physical sciences with a concern for arts-based interdisciplinary education are eligible to apply. The Fellow pursues their pedagogical interests through a variety of independent projects: researching art objects; drafting interpretive resources for students and teachers; and developing two education programs for school audiences to be implemented during the following academic year.

Prospective applicants must have a bachelor's degree (Master's degree is preferred); at least three years of teaching experience; and be a certified teacher employed in the St. Louis area. The fellow will receive a $3500 stipend as well as bus transportation funding for two field trips to the Museum.

The application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2013. Please visit Teacher Programs for additional details.
celebrate african and african american art

With the unveiling of its newly redesigned African galleries in November 2012, the Museum showcases an expansive range of masterworks from periods and cultures across the African continent. Please visit the galleries, and join us in honoring the legacy of African and African American art in the coming months as well as throughout the year. 


Related FREE Public Education Programs:   

Family Sundays: February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm
Discover treasures from the kingdom of Benin, fabulous costumes from Nigeria, and more as we pay tribute to the continent with free public tours and drop-in art activities. Join us at the end of the month for a special performance featuring African dancing, storytelling, and drumming. 

Slaves, Moors, and Kings: Images of Blackness in European Art
Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00pm 
Dr. Ruth Iyob, associate professor and research fellow in the Center for International Studies, University of Missouri - St. Louis, examines the systematic exclusion of persons of African descent in art history.

Roots & Migration: Celebrating Art and History of the Mississippi Delta
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 9:00am
(Reservations required)
Join us for a lively discussion of the rich historical and cultural relationship between St. Louis and the Mississippi Delta.

If It Wasn't for the Women: Exploring Community Identity through Art*
Saturday, March 2, 10:00am
Off-site location: Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Boulevard 
This annual Museum program heralds the achievements of women of color in the arts.

10th Street Gallery Talk and Reception*
Friday, March 8, 5:30pm
Off-site location: 10th Street Gallery, 419 10th Street
Contemporary artists Manuel Hughes and Solomon Thurman discuss their artistic practices and inspirations.

Please note that programs marked with an asterisk (*) will be held at off-site locations as indicated.
For additional information, please contact 314.655.5444 or email bearden@slam.org.

African Art is currently on view in Galleries 101, 102, 103, and 117.

collection featured on pbs channel 9
The Museum is pleased to partner with PBS channel nine to offer educational videos showcasing the Museum's newly installed collections. The segments are featured in the Nine Network's Living St. Louis series, which highlights local arts, lifestyle, and entertainment events. Each profile presents the viewer with a gallery overview and curator commentary on the aesthetics of their respective collections. Currently available selections include the art of Max Beckmann, Native American art, and Roman art. A new video will be added each month, so please check the Channel 9 website for clips as they become available.