Special Opportunity for Art, Socials Studies and Humanities Teachers!

We have a limited number of spots available for our Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School teachers to attend a week-long commuter seminar, The Civil War though American Art, July 21-26, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY).  The seminar begins with a welcome reception on Sunday evening and classes take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will be sent reading materials in advance of the seminar and are required to attend all sessions and complete a project using the Common Core State Standards. In order to be eligible for a position, please complete and return the attached application by May 30, 2013 to seminars@gilderlehrman.org.

2013 Seminar Application

Course Description: Historians Harold Holzer (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Matthew Pinsker (Dickinson College) will explore selected issues from the Civil War era through the lens of American art. Topics will include slavery, emancipation and race, the human costs of war, Abraham Lincoln and wartime politics, and recurring battles over the war’s legacy.  Visual media will include nineteenth-century painting, photography, popular prints (including caricature), post-war sculpture, and modern film.  Participants will benefit from daily exposure to the immense resources of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and from the expertise of the museum’s curators and educational staff.  The week will feature special engagement with the museum’s American Wing as well as two notable special exhibitions:  “The Civil War and American Art” and “Photography and the American Civil War.”