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Faculty Workshop: Integrating the Arts into a STEM Curriculum

September 20, 2018
12–1:30p
Kemper Art Museum Study Room (Room 104)

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) literacy and 21st-century learning skills, including critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication, are vital for engaged and active citizenship in a globalized world. By adding art to a STEM curriculum—turning STEM into STEAM—art museums can expand the conversation around STEM concepts and create multidisciplinary connections among a wide range of disciplines.

This workshop, designed for faculty in STEM fields, will explore points of intersection between art and STEM, from the importance of observation in the medical field to the physics and engineering of kinetic sculptures and the relationship between metal properties and art-making techniques. Faculty will discover multiple approaches to integrating object-centered learning into a STEM curriculum and find out how to make use of the Museum's resources in their courses.

The workshop, including a light lunch, is free, but registration is required. Contact Rochelle Caruthers, university academic programs coordinator, at rochelle.caruthers@wustl.edu or 314.935.9433. Space is limited to 25 participants.

Image credits

Ibram Lassaw (American, 1913–2003), Eden Now, 1959. Welded metal alloys, 37 1/2 x 23 3/8 x 27 3/8". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Mrs. Mark C. Steinberg, 1963.

Max Beckmann (German, 1884–1950), Les artistes mit Gemüse (Artists with Vegetable), 1943. Oil on canvas, 58 15/16 x 45 3/16". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. University purchase, Kende Sale Fund, 1946. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976), Five Rudders, 1964. Painted sheet metal and rods, 126 x 98 1/4 x 112". Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis. Gift of Mrs. Mark C. Steinberg, 1964. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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