Event Details

Sep 30, 2021
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom meeting

Teachers of all disciplines and grade levels can draw on art to illuminate the past and challenge and enrich our understandings of the present. This fall’s monthly series, Art as a Window onto the Past and a Reflection of the Present, will examine artworks from the Johnson’s permanent collection and special exhibitions to prompt discussions of current issues, from the global pandemic to climate change.

Please join Johnson Museum presenters Maryterese Pasquale-Bowen, Carol Hockett, and Elizabeth Yearsley for a lively exchange of ideas! Short readings will be provided prior to our virtual meetings to focus our discussion. Email Carol Hockett with questions or for more information.

In this first session, “The End of The World”: The Black Death and COVID-19, we will read a selection from Barbara Tuchman’s A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century and discuss parallels between the two plagues, looking closely at how art reflected societal changes in the 14th century. Will this help us predict how society might change in the next generation as a result of COVID-19?

Click here to register via TST BOCES Professional Learning.

Save the dates for our upcoming virtual sessions:

Making Their Mark: Women Artists in the Johnson Museum Collections
Thursday, October 21, 5:00-6:00 PM

Art and Environmental Struggle (Part I)
Thursday, November 18, 5:00-6:00 PM

Art and Environmental Struggle (Part II)
Thursday, December 16, 5:00-6:00 PM