Event Details

Oct 6, 2022
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Museum session with hybrid option

Educators from all disciplines and grade levels are welcome to join our lively dialogues about art and the art of teaching.

Photographs, cartoons, and caricatures, as well as the written and spoken word, have often revealed the political landscape of their time. In our fall “First Thursday” Professional Development Workshop series, we will examine how the political landscape has changed—and in some cases has remained the same—for centuries, and throughout the world.

Our first session is "Art and the Political Landscape." William Hogarth executed his four-part Prints of an Election in eighteenth-century Britain, but his scathing portrayals are especially timely today. We will move forward two centuries to examine Bruce Davidson’s photograph Time of Change, Selma, Alabama, 1965 and other works in the Museum’s collection.

A Zoom version of the workshop will be offered from 4–5PM. Teachers and other professionals can choose to attend the same workshop in person at the Museum from 5:15–6:15PM, with the opportunity to see the art in an intimate setting. Free parking at the Museum is available at that time.

Credit is available through TST BOCES. We will send a short reading selection prior to each meeting to prepare for an informal discussion of works in the Museum’s collections.

Email Carol Hockett to register or for more information.