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George Caleb Bingham, Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, 1851–52.

Teacher Workshop

February 23, 2015
5-8p

Native American Myths and Stereotypes, Manifest Destiny, and Historical Narratives in Visual Art

This workshop will explore the illustration of Native American myths and stereotypes in visual art. Allison Taylor, manager of education, will lead a gallery discussion and writing exercise based on the context of historical narratives and the nineteenth-century ideal of Manifest Destiny, beginning with an examination of works by George Caleb Bingham, Edward Curtis, and Charles Wimar. Following the gallery discussion, local artist and educator Tina Sparks will facilitate a mandala art-making exercise and close the workshop by leading a Native American talking circle. Light refreshments and workshop supplies will be provided.

Free to Museum members; $10 for nonmembers.

Space is limited; registration is required. Participants may register with Allison Taylor, manager of education, at 314.935.7918 or allison.taylor@wustl.edu.

Image credit

George Caleb Bingham, Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, 1851–52. Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 50 1/4". Gift of Nathaniel Phillips, 1890.

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