FREE Teacher Workshop: Art and Activism
Smart Museum of Art
University of Chicago
Saturday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. – 3: 30 p.m.
This day-long workshop will serve as an introduction to the Smart Museum fall exhibitions, Vision and Communism and Process and Artistry in the Soviet Vanguard, part of The Soviet Arts Experience, a Chicago-wide series of exhibitions, performances, and other events that spotlight cultural production and propaganda in the Soviet Union pre-and post- World War II.
Join Leah Goldman, Soviet Historian and PhD student in History at the University of Chicago, for an in-depth look at art and politics in the Soviet Union from the 1920s–1980s, in relation to featured posters on view by Viktor Koretsky in Vision and Communism. Erik Houle, former teacher and current PhD student in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures at the University of Chicago, will lead a discussion on creative ways to integrate themes from the exhibition into interdisciplinary lessons for the classroom. Explore text, image, and activism in a hands-on poster making activity. CPDU credit available. Registration is free but space is limited. To reserve, please contact Lisa Davis via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-834-1066.