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The Sixth Floor Museum offers professional development for teachers throughout the year. Professional development workshops inspire teaching that goes beyond the textbook as educators spend time in a historic setting allowing for firsthand engagement with history and interaction with Museum staff. Teachers leave equipped with resource materials that can be applied in the classroom the next day. We can also arrange professional development on your campus or via videoconference. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The Kennedy Assassination and the Arts: Coming to Terms with Public Loss Through Personal Expression
Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
(6 CPE Credit hours/ 6 G/T Credit hours)
On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated during a routine political campaign trip to Dallas. The loss of America’s youngest elected president was felt around the world. How did this shocking and tragic event affect the public and how did we heal from this loss? This interdisciplinary workshop explores how artists expressed their own and the country’s grief and confusion in the immediate aftermath of the assassination and half a century later during the 50th anniversary of the tragedy.
The workshop includes an exhibit tour and a presentation by the Museum’s interpretation staff on its collection of oral histories, photographs, artifacts, documents, books and films that examine expressions of art, music, poetry, theatre and literature from the 1960s. Special sessions will also be led by Amanda Blake, Head of Family, Access and School Experiences at the Dallas Museum of Art, Jamie Allen, Director of Education at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, artist and educator Karen Blessen of 29 Pieces.
This full-day, interactive session of conversation and activities will lead to a broader discussion on how art can serve as a therapeutic tool for healing.
Questions? Call 214.747.6660, ext 5520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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