History as Art, Art as History

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents

History as Art, Art as History:
Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education

Presentation And Q&A With Author Dipti Desai
Moderated by Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, A/P/A Institute at NYU

History as Art, Art as History
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
A/P/A Institute at NYU

41-51 East 11th Street
7th Floor Gallery
New York, NY 10003

Free and open to the public.
RSVP by Monday, April 19, 2010 to online: www.apa.nyu.edu, email apa.rsvp@nyu.edu, or call 212-992-9653

This book event presents the work of Asian American artists who work with archives. History as Art, Art as History pioneers methods for using contemporary works of art in the social studies and art classroom to enhance an understanding of visual culture and history. The fully-illustrated interdisciplinary teaching toolkit provides an invaluable pedagogical resource – complete with theoretical background and practical suggestions for teaching U.S. history topics through close readings of both primary sources and provocative works of contemporary art.

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Dipti Desai is an Associate Professor and Director of the Art Education Program at NYU.

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