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Crystal Bridges Plays Part In Art Curriculum

Posted: November 25, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Laura Marie Rivera leads a discussion with fifth-graders on the painting “Ploughing it Under” by Thomas Hart Benton at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville.

Art is illustrating lessons from other subjects through Common Core-based tours at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Teacher Fellowship

The Walton Arts Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the University of Arkansas Center for Children and Youth announced last week the ARTeacher Fellowship, a pilot program providing training for 10 secondary teachers to explore arts-integration methods to meet Common Core State Standards. The fellowship is designed to further the practice of arts-integration in area high schools. The 2012-13 ARTeacher Fellows:

Brandon S Flammang, Springdale Alternative Learning Environment

Bryant Davis, Bentonville High School

Elizabeth Spicer, Rogers High School

John O’Berski, Lincoln High School

Joshua Vest, Bentonville High School

Katy Buehrer, Hackett High School

Katy Moore, Har-Ber High School

Kenya I. Windel, Deer High School

Scott Lampkin, Fayetteville High School

Wayne Levering, Heritage High School

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Core Tours

Educators at Crystal Bridges have designed several tours designed to dovetail with Common Core standards.

w Wild West, second grade, tours art depicting Native Americans and pioneers from the American West.

Coming of Age, fifth grade, tours art from the Civil War era to the Great Depression.

Looking Back on America, eighth grade, looks at how artists in multiple disciplines have shaped history.

Emerging Modernism, 11th grade, traces the effect of industrialization on jazz and abstract art.


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