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Jan 11
Zoom Event / Virtual Event

K-12 Educators Virtual Learning Session for Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina

Free and open to the public. Registration required. Click here to register.

Join The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The High Museum of Art, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art for a collaborative workshop for K-12 educators in connection with the exhibition Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina. This exhibition features ceramic storage jars made by enslaved potter and poet Dave or David Drake in the 19th century, alongside other pottery of the same era and region, as well as contemporary artistic responses. In this workshop you will hear from curators Adrienne Spinozzi, Jason Young, and Ethan Lasser, on their vision and goals for presenting this work, the process of developing the show, and the importance of context when teaching with this work. Participants will leave with a solid foundation of content knowledge on the show along with practical strategies for using some of these works in their classrooms. This workshop is the first in a series as the exhibition travels to each museum. 

Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina will travel to UMMA in Fall 2023. Plan ahead to make classroom and field trip connections! 

Programs for K-12 students and educators are generously supported by Michigan Medicine, the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation.

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