Event Details

Oct 14, 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm
Throughout the Museum

“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot. It’s the only home we’ve ever known.” —Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan—astrophysicist, writer, television host, and Cornell University professor for three decades—inspired Leo Villareal’s Cosmos, the installation of 12,000 LED lights above the Johnson Museum’s Mallin Sculpture Court. This piece inspired this professional development day open to teachers of all disciplines and grade levels to examine our planet.

Using two fall exhibitions, Al-An DeSouza: Elegies of Futures Past and Xu Bing: Background Story, as well as art works in our permanent collection, we will view the earth through an interdisciplinary lens. We will travel to the Kroch Library’s Rare and Manuscript Collection to consider how maps both depict our world and shape our worldview. Presenters will include Carol Hockett and Maryterese Pasquale-Bowen from the Johnson Museum and Patrick Stevens from Kroch Library.

Credit is available through TST BOCES. Email Carol Hockett to register or for more information.