Teaching American Art with Primary Sources: Innovative Approaches to Archives
Organized in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art, this program supports early-career academics committed to teaching the history of American art with archives and developing innovative models to share with colleagues in the field. A cohort of ten participants, selected through an open call for applications, attends a series of multi-venue workshops that includes hands-on archival discussions and presentations by senior scholars, archivists, and museum professionals. Drawing on the unique resources of each venue, this multi-year engagement aims to build lasting relationships among the participants, foster professional collaborations, and allow time for participants to test new pedagogical models.
Workshops for the 2019-2021 term will be held at the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC, September 26-28, 2019; the Lunder Institute in Waterville, Maine, April 9-11, 2020; and the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, March 25-27, 2021.