Date(s): Friday, February 01, 2013
Time: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Hood Museum Auditorium
4 East Wheelock St
Hanover, NH 03755
- 8:15am Coffee & Muffins (meet in the Hop Café by the Hood Museum Gift Shop)
- 9:00am Program begins: Hood Auditorium
- 9:05-9:25am Keynote by Carol Folt, Interim President, Dartmouth College
- 9:25-10:45am “Behind the Curtain: Dartmouth’s Year of the Arts”: The program focus for this year’s seminar will be Dartmouth’s Year of the Arts and specifically on the interdisciplinary and cross-campus scholarly components of the Year of the Arts, rather than the highly visible and better-known performance and exhibition aspects.
- 10:45am Break
- 11:00am Learning to Look: an exercise conducted by Hood Museum staff and docents. Our society has developed an educational model that serves our citizen’s needs to read, write, count and compute, but which is not effective in developing the skills of looking at, seeing, describing, and interpreting visual images. “Leaning to Look” created by the Hood Museum of Art is a five step approach designed to help viewers look carefully at and think critically about any work of art they encounter. Developed originally to equip regional teachers of all grade levels and subjects to integrate art into the curriculum, it is a technique that has proven to be empowering for a much broader audience, e.g. all Geisel School of Medicine students participate in this exercise because of its effectiveness in improving accuracy in “reading” visual images of the human body.
- 12:00 noon Program ends
Participants: Carol Folt Dartmouth College Interim President,
Michael Casey Co-Chair, Dartmouth’s Year of the Arts and Music Department Chair,
Dan Rockmore Mathematics Chair & Dir., Neukom Institute of Computational Science,
Dan Kotlowitz Theater Department Chair