Join History Center educators, curators, and local experts for workshops and educational sessions designed to connect local educators with the museum’s exhibits. All workshops include a classroom resource guide with lesson plans and a boxed meal. Pre-registration is required and space can be reserved online.
For more information, please contact the School and Teacher Programs Coordinator at 412-454-6314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exploring Pittsburgh Portraits
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 5 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Heinz History Center
Act 48 Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Suitable for all educators.
Cost: $15 for History Center members and $20 for non-members. Additional $3 fee applies to receive Act 48 hours.
Join the History Center’s educators to explore the National Portrait Gallery exhibit and learn more about using portraiture to explore historic figures. Using portraits of figures such as Andrew Mellon, Jane Grey Swisshelm, Martha Graham, and August Wilson, we will examine changing beliefs about who is important in American culture and how such individuals impacted the world in which we live today. Teachers will leave with new strategies for investigating portraits and classroom activities to encourage deeper thought about the representations of notable people.