Take a virtual trip to Philadelphia:
"The Barnes is home to one of the world’s greatest collections of impressionist, post-impressionist, and early modernist paintings, with especially deep holdings in Renoir, Cézanne, Matisse, and Picasso. Assembled by Dr. Albert C. Barnes between 1912 and 1951, the collection also includes important examples of African art, Native American pottery and jewelry, Pennsylvania German furniture, American avant-garde painting, and wrought-iron metalwork."
It is interesting to note that Dr. Barnes and John Dewey, the educational theorist, were close friends for more tha 30 years during which they influenced each other's thinking and writing on a broad range of topics including aesthetics and its role in education. That tradition continues with Barnes Takeout.
"If you need a mental break from the news or just need something to keep you entertained while #FlatteningTheCurve, we have a suite of material for you to explore and engage with #AGNESFromHome.
We put our heads together and created a list of some of the great things that are available for you to discover, read, watch and enjoy. Over the weeks to come, we will be sharing rich content from Agnes’s collections, research and educational resources to keep you occupied and to keep you company."
Outdoor Sculptures: whether you are on campus or away you may want to know more about the public art on display at the campus.
From the JSTOR blog: "Boccaccio’s Medicine: In the Decameron of Boccaccio, friends tell one another stories of love to while away the hours of quarantine."
Visual arts: printmaking, sculpture, painting, ceramics, photography/film/video
Image of smocks from Beyond Classrooms at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University.
This guide is created for Teacher Candidates at the Queen's Faculty of Education preparing to work at the grade 7-12 level in Ontario schools. Resources include e-books, lesson plans, and video streaming for use in the classroom.