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Teacher Workshop: Marc Chagall's America Windows—Creative Response through Dance

December 1, 2012
Ryan Education Center
$50; 5 CPDUs

Renowned modern artist Marc Chagall produced and gifted to the Art Institute his brilliantly blue stained glass America Windows in honor of the country’s bicentennial and the national spirit of liberty and creative freedom. Recently restored and reinstalled in the museum, visitors can once again experience the windows’ vibrant depiction and celebration of different modes of artistic expression including dance, literature, music, and, of course, visual art. This Saturday workshop explores both the history and symbolism of this dynamic imagery, as well as the responses it has and can inspire in audiences.

After a morning session to thoroughly examine the windows, the afternoon will include a conversation about the nature of creative response and a special workshop led by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to develop your own responses to the windows through dance. Discussions through the day will identify links to Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. Visual art, dance, and elementary classroom teachers are encouraged to attend and all participants will receive teaching resources related to Chagall's America Windows and to linking dance to Common Core State Standards.

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Reservations are required for this program.

Marc Chagall. America Windows, 1977, detail.  Gift of Marc Chagall, the City of Chicago,  and the Auxillary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.