Exploring Islamic Art in the Classroom
A SATURDAY SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Join the Kevorkian Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a special off-site workshop on Saturday October 20, from 10AM to 3PM. This workshop will explore several different ways Islamic Art can be deployed in the classroom, an overview of major themes in Islamic Art as demonstrated by the Met's amazing collection, and in-depth discussion of how Islamic Art can be deployed in classrooms at all levels, and in subjects as varied as Art, History, Math, and Science. Teachers will get a guided tour of the Islamic Art gallery catered to the workshop themes led by artist and teacher Deborah Lutz, and an in-depth seminar and pedagogy session with NYU's Pinar Gnepp. Because of limited space attendance for this event is capped at 25, so please register in advance!
Deborah Lutz is a practicing artist who also teaches for several public institutions including The Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she co teaches ‘Seeing Through Drawing’ (among other classes), for blind and vision-impaired visitors. She also teaches studio art courses at Westchester Community College and Manhattanville College, and is a seminar educator for ‘Art Med inSight’, engaging students and professionals in medicine with art as a way to sharpen perception. Her current drawing series focuses on kinds of vision and vision impairment and she looks forward to expanding the series to include other kinds of perceived losses and their consequent gains.
Pinar Gnepp is a PhD. Candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She received her B.A. in Architecture and her M.A. in Cultural Heritage Studies. She is a former Fulbright scholar from Turkey and recipient of curatorial fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her research interests include museum studies, patronage in medieval Islamic Art and Architecture, spatial relationship between objects and architecture within the cross-cultural currents of medieval Anatolia and Iran. She is currently writing her dissertation titled as "Carving and Painting Sacred Space: Working with Wood in the Mosques of Medieval Anatolia."
- Please note -- this event will be held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, not at the NYU Kevorkian Center.