To support the Terra Teacher Lab, a professional-development program designed for social-studies, art, and language-arts teachers and school librarians. Currently in its 4th year, the Teacher Lab has served 90 teachers from 27 schools in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system.
Terra Summer Residency
To support the Terra Summer Residency (TSR), which brings 10 doctoral students and emerging artists to Giverny to pursue individual research for 8 weeks. During the residency, this international group working in American art and visual culture is given the opportunity to engage with prominent artists and scholars through group seminars and individual mentorship opportunities. Focused on American and European participants over the past ten years, the program is open to fellows worldwide.
To support three summer 2009 teacher courses that blend American art history and art-making. Participants visit the American art collections at the Art Institute of Chicago and develop studio projects, inspired and informed by American art at the museum, that can be replicated in the classroom.
Columbia College Chicago
To support the 2009–2010 program “Talkin’ Back: Chicago Youth Respond,” organized by Columbia College Chicago’s Center for Community Arts Partnerships and Museum of Contemporary Photography, through which teachers and students are introduced to historical American photographs. The program includes artist residencies at six Chicago Public Schools sites and professional development programs for Chicago Public Schools teachers.
Chicago Teachers’ Center, Northeastern Illinois University
To support the fourth year of “American Art in Classroom Teaching,” a professional development and curriculum development program for K–8 teachers, part of a larger initiative, “Every Art, Every Child (EAEC).” Lessons on American art developed through “American Art in Classroom Teaching” will be incorporated into the EAEC curriculum resource.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
To support a fall 2009 professional-development workshop for teachers entitled “Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham’s Chicago Legacy,” and two field-trip programs: “Picturing America,” which highlights local examples of work by artists featured in the “Picturing America” poster collection of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and “Art in Architecture,” through which students explore interrelationships between art and architecture in Chicago buildings.
Art Resources in Teaching
To support the 2009 “American Art Partners” program, a five-day summer institute that introduces Chicago Public Schools teachers to American art at the Art Institute of Chicago, offers them ideas for incorporating American art in the school curriculum, and supports three artist residencies in classrooms of participating teachers during the 2009–2010 school year.
American Library Association
To support “Picturing America through Civic Engagement,” a library-based pilot project for teens organized with the Chicago Public Library and other regional library systems. Building on “Picturing America,” an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities that provided American art poster sets to schools and libraries nationwide, the project uses American art from “Picturing America” and other sources as a catalyst for civic engagement.
Windows to the World Communications, Inc.
To support the 2009–2010 production of six segments about historical American art in Chicago for “Artbeat,” a feature on WTTW11’s popular weeknight news magazine Chicago Tonight.
Friends of Historic Second Church
To support a 2010 lecture series about late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American art and design, and a self-guided brochure about Second Presbyterian Church, a designated Chicago landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places and noted for its late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Arts and Crafts interior.