Professor Chantelle Warner will join other UA faculty at an open house hosted by the University of Arizona Museum of Art this coming Thursday (Sep.6). From 9:30 to 10:30 faculty will share some of their experiences and successes teaching with the museum. This will be followed by expert-led tours of the art museum and "PoP Talks," a series of quick-paced, engaging talks by student fellows.
Professor Warner will share from museum-based projects that students in second-semester German courses have conducted over the last few years. She is also leading a new project through the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) - a federally funded language resource center at the University of Arizona, which looks at the museum as a site for developing learners’ multilingual and intercultural awareness by creating opportunities to read and reflect on how images and texts make meaning, how they relate to one another, and how they tell the stories of particular cultural heritages and traditions. "Students must be given a chance to be more than learners, to also be creators, innovators, and cultural mediators. The art museum with its multiple artworks, artists, authors, and curators is an ideal space for exploring who we are in the world and how we make sense out of that," according to Professor Warner.
The University of Arizona Art Museum's open house will take place from 9:30-7PM on September 6, 2018.
[Image: Graduate alumni, Kristin Lange and Diane Richardson, during a workshop on Foreign Languages and Literacies at the Museum, which was hosted by CERCLL last summer.]