Swing Landscape by Stuart Davis is on loan at the Amon Carter from Indiana University and is considered one of the artist’s most important works. Originally commissioned by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn, New York, this monumental artwork from 1938 depicts the Gloucester, Massachusetts waterfront. During this interactive workshop, participants will take an in-depth look at Davis’s life and artistic career, learn about the original WPA commission, the cultural climate of the era and context surrounding the painting’s creation, and how American jazz music contributed to Davis’s artistic development.
Participants will receive two CPE hours in Fine Arts—Art: All Levels, Social Studies—All Areas: All Levels, and Instructional Techniques: All Levels.
Art, gifted and talented, language arts, music, science, social studies, and U.S. history teachers from classroom and homeschool settings, as well as preservice teachers, are encouraged to attend, although others may benefit and are welcome to register.
Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cancellations must be received forty-eight hours in advance of the program or a $25 fee will be charged.
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