A Closer Look: Art and Science Intersections Educator Workshop
A Closer Look: Art and Science Intersections
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:30am – 3:30pm
Sackler Conference Room

Spend the day at the Freer|Sackler learning how science can contribute to our understanding of art. Participate in guided gallery tours of Resound: Ancient Bells of China and Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha from the perspectives art and history. See how contemporary technologies help us understand the acoustical properties of 2,500-year-old bells. Explore how X-rays, CT scans, and microscopic instruments help art historians interpret the production process of Buddhist sculptures in new ways. Practice making observations and inferences with works of art. Participate in hands-on science activities presented by educators from the Smithsonian Science Education Center and leave with resources you can use in your classroom. Registration is required and free.

9:30-9:45am Check in

9:45am – 10:05am Introductions

10:05am-10:50am Hands-on science activities related to sound, Smithsonian Science Education Center

10:50am-11:20am Observations and Inferences Activity, , Smithsonian Science Education Center

11:20am-12:30pm Observations and Inferences Gallery Activity

12:30-1:30pm Lunch (participants will provide their own lunch)

1:30pm-2:45pm Tours of Resound and Secrets of Lacquer Buddha

2:45-3:15pm F|S web resources overview

3:15pm-3:30pm Program conclusion; evaluation

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