Office of Arts & Special Projects

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Power: Art and Social Issues


This two-day series for Pre-K to 12 educators is a collaboration between the Office of Arts and Special Projects and the Social Studies Department of the Department of Education. Teachers work with instructional experts and museum educators to explore the universal theme of Power. Teams comprised of a Visual Arts teacher and a Social Studies teacher from the same school explore museum collections and:

  • examine the representation of power in the art of various cultures
  • reflect on how works of art can influence and inform people's lives
  • explore social issues including power shifts and struggles, and access (or lack of access) to power


Teachers engage in hands-on models of instruction in visual arts and social studies to plan learning experiences for their students that integrate visual arts and social studies. Each session includes gallery discussions, art making, and interactive social studies experiences. Time is built into each session for teams to reflect, discuss, and begin to plan their collaborative learning experiences.


Dates: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 and Friday, March 2, 2018

Times: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10028


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