The Rose Across the Curriculum

Let's use this wiki space to share ideas about drawing on the Rose Art Museum in diverse forms of teaching and learning across the curriculum. What specific art works in the current 2009-10 exhibition (drawn from the Rose's permanent collection) might stimulate productive conversation in specific classes , disciplines and interdisciplinary exchanges? How might the recent controversy over the future of the Museum and its collection be incorporated into syllabi and classroom discussions? How might the Rose be used to foster experiential and community engaged learning projects, in collaboration with local community partners?

Case Studies: Courses using the Rose

  • Cross Cultural Art and Aesthetics, Anth 184b Mark Auslander) Student developed cell phone tour of the Museum, in collaboration with the Waltham Family School, Fall 2009.
  • Engaged Anthropology, Anth 182b. Mark Auslander) Wearing our Culture project. Collaboration with the Waltham Family School to develop a booklet on clothing, art, and culture. Spring 2009
  • Looking with the Learner (Robin Dash), creative pedagogy with Stanley School students.
  • Pedagogy of the Imagination seminar. Dirck Roosevelt,

Specific Art Works and their Possible Relevance

  • Andy Warhol. Saturday Disaster. (useful for teaching Walter Benjamin's The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction)

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