A new Newark Museum school curriculum
The Newark Museum is pleased to announce a special curriculum unit, Civil War @ 150,
focusing on the many contributions made by individuals, especially African Americans and
women, in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. New Jersey played a
significant role during the Civil War, which will also be explored in this curriculum.
Scheduled for release in September 2011, Civil War @ 150 connects to the Social Studies Core Curriculum Content Standards for 8th grade as issued by the New Jersey Department of Education. Partnerships with schools are integral to this curriculum-based learning experience, and the Museum welcomes school systems, learning units or individual schools to take advantage of this exceptional curriculum unit, which is based on the Museum’s acclaimed American art collection.
Complete brochure of curriculum information (PDF)
Civil War @ 150
A Public Conversation:
Winslow Homer's Near Andersonville: America's Great Emancipation Painting
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
FREE. Pre-registration required; call 973.596.6553.
Speakers: Dr. Eleanor Jones Harvey, Chief Curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dr. Clement Alexander Price, Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History, Rutgers-Newark Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and the Newark Museum.
Drs. Harvey and Price will discuss how and why the painting, Near Andersonville has become the quintessential visual embodiment of the Civil War and the Emancipation. Dr. Harvey will locate Near Andersonville within an emerging genre of other paintings from the period that portrayed black Americans in ways unprecedented in their empathy of the trials blacks endured as slaves. This event will draw attention to such paintings as a way of commemorating the War, the ending of slavery, and the meaning of freedom.
Near Andersonville will be on loan to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for the upcoming exhibition Better Angels of Our Nature: Art During the Civil War and Reconstruction, November 16, 2012–May 19, 2013.
Winslow Homer, Near Andersonville, 1865–1866, Oil on canvas, Gift of Hannah Corbin Carter; Horace K. Corbin, Jr.; Robert S. Corbin; William D. Corbin; and Mrs. Clementine Corbin Day in memory of their parents, Hannah Stockton Corbin and Horace Kellogg Corbin 1966.
The Civil War @ 150 Webinars
To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War (2011-2015), the Newark Museum is offering schools a new teaching resource that will strengthen the teaching of Civil War history. Civil War @ 150 is centered on the use of art to connect with the teaching of history. The Newark Museum’s renowned collection of American art includes numerous examples of art created during the Civil War era.
Focus theme: The impact of the Civil War on individuals, with a focus on African-Americans and women.
Featured in Civil War @ 150 are quality images of select artworks and artifacts from the Museum's collection intended to engage students in distance learning with the Museum.
How to register:
The Webinar will be presented live on:
February 2, 2012, and April 5, 2012
A reservation is required to participate. Free for Newark Public School Educators; $10 for all other participants. To register, submit your name, school, city and state, subject/grade you teach to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 973.596.6690.
Additional programs for NJ schools:
The Museum is committed to providing services to teachers and their students. Focused on the Core Curriculum Content Learning Standards established by the New Jersey Department of Education, all of the programs for schools (PK-12) are intended to inspire our students to achieve and succeed at the highest levels. Civil War @ 150 includes a newly designed field trip experience, too. While visiting the Museum, schools can also opt to experience a science lab, developed by the Museum’s Science Department, that focuses on the treatment of disease and infections encountered during the Civil War.
Civil War @ 150 is one example of the innovative educational services provided to schools by the Newark Museum. Visit our website to find out more about the Museum’s school programs and a special Civil War for teachers resource center at www.newarkmuseumedu.org
Technical and promotional support provided by:
National Endowment for the Humanities
New York Institute of Technology
Development of Civil War @ 150 has been supported, in part, with a generous donation from Lisa Storms.
Image: The Greek Slave, 1847, Hiram Powers, Marble, 65 1/2 x 19 x 19 in., Gift of Franklin Murphy, Jr., 1926 26.2755