What is American art? Following a two-year collaboration with artists and community members, SAM will debut its reinstalled American art galleries in October 2022.
Ahead of the reinstallation, this Summer Institute for Educators will introduce the shift from a historical overview of American art history to an approach that considers the many artistic perspectives in North America from the 17th century to World War II, particularly those of artists active in the Pacific Northwest region's diverse communities. During our Summer Institute, educators will explore these themes in relation to culturally responsive teaching and fostering personal connections with art among students. In the galleries and working with teaching artists, educators will gain firsthand experience with engagement strategies across subjects, including Visual Art, Social Studies, Language Arts, and more.
"I loved how engaging and exploratory the Institute was. Presentations and workshops were inspiring and useful, and helped me push myself as a teacher. I can't wait to incorporate what I learned—definitely sharing this and coming back.” – Endorsement from a past Summer Institute participant
The registration fee for this event is $50, or $40 for SAM Members. If cost is a barrier, please contact EducatorPrograms@seattleartmuseum.org.