Earn CPE hours while exploring the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions through conversations and interactive gallery experiences. Teacher Workshops are offered on selected Saturdays and Thursday evenings and are open to K-12 teachers of all subjects.
The Kennedys in Texas: The Art and History of November 22, 1963
Thursday, June 27, 2013; 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
6.5 CPE hours; space is limited to twenty-five teachers
Discover two different perspectives that will provide insight into the events of November 22, 1963. This workshop will begin in Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy at the Dallas Museum of Art. Teachers will explore sixteen artworks that were pulled together for an exclusive, one-night-only installation in Fort Worth's Hotel Texas as a way to honor President and Mrs. Kennedy's deep appreciation for art.
Then, teachers will step back into the 1960s to examine President Kennedy's life, death, and legacy with a visit to the Sixth Floor Museum's permanent exhibition John F. Kennedy and the Memory of a Nation. Films, historic footage, photographs, and artifacts give context for the president's trip to Texas in November 1963. A new audio guide features first-hand accounts from the reporters, police, and eyewitnesses to the assassination, as well as from historians, who help users assess why the event still matters, fifty years later.
Teachers will be given a break from noon to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and to travel from the DMA to rhe Sixth Floor Museum. Teaching ideas, resources, and light refreshments are included.
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