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Teacher Workshop: The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980

November 15, 2014
Ryan Education Center, Studio C
$50; 5 CPDUs

The City Lost and Found explores the period of the 1960s and 1970s in American cities through the emergence of new photographic and cinematic practices that reached from the art world to the pages of Life magazine. Blurring traditional boundaries between artists, activists, planners, and journalists, this exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to experience the deep interconnections between art practices and the political, social, and geographic realities of American cities in this tumultuous period.

In this workshop, we explore how a large range of media—from slideshows and planning documents to photo collage and artist books—can be critically examined and enlarged through connections with other media, such as literature, poetry, and informational texts. This interdisciplinary approach stresses visual literacy and its relevance to the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on integration of knowledge and ideas from diverse formats. language arts, social studies, and art teachers are especially encouraged to attend. 

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Kenneth Josephson. Chicago, 1969. Gift of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1970.810.