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General Grant Program

Event Dates: June 5, 2015
Standards and Strategies: Education 2015 for Museums  -  FREE Workshop for Museum Staff and Volunteers
 
Teachers are dealing with something new constantly.  A new trend here, new standards there—plus testing, testing, testing!
 
Event Dates: April 3, 2015 - April 4, 2015

Japanese American poet David Mura will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. Mura will share his family's struggle to identify themselves as Americans, divisive history including the Japanese internment camps, and multiracial children who straddle the cultural norms of their parents' native land and the new homes in America.

Event Dates: April 16, 2015

Partially supported by Humanities Tennessee, the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film's Visiting Artists Series brings provocative, acclaimed artists to Nashville to discuss contemporary visual art and criticism.

Event Dates: February 18, 2015 - February 19, 2015

The second artist featured in the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artist Series (VAS) is Ashley Hunt, an activist and artist who uses multiple mediums to address issues of power and politics in contemporary society.

Event Dates: February 28, 2015

Event Dates: January 22, 2015

Mark your calendars for the first of the 2015 Watkins Visiting Artists Series, featuring Jessica Hische, whose prolific design and lettering work speaks to the future of art technologies and its implications for blurring the divisions between personal and professional identity, private and public

Event Dates: December 4, 2014 - January 11, 2015

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibit, the James K. Polk Home will present public programs on 19th-century portraits and early photography.

Event Dates: October 25, 2014

Join Lipscomb University for a half-day guided tour, 9am-12pm, Saturday, October 25, that will take visitors to sites across the city to explore the experience and meaning of the Battle of Nashville, highlighting occupied Nashville and the role of African American soldiers and civilians.

Each tour is hosted by local historian David Currey, and include stops at Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury's Lunnette, and Fort Negley, among others.

Event Dates: October 16, 2014

In conjunction with "The Face of a President" exhibition, the Polk Home will host a free program at 7pm, Thursday, October 16, that centers on one campaign medium--the lithograph. 

Henry Horton State Park/Duck River Interpretive Plan

Henry Horton State Park
Chapel Hill
1893

The project brings together scholars and resources to develop an interpretive plan from which the sponsor may implement public programs that maximize the engagement of an already growing new audience at the park.

 

The project brings together scholars and resources to develop an interpretive plan from which the sponsor may implement public programs that maximize the engagement of an already growing new audience at the park.

Henry Horton State Park is currently recreational, but has a rich history involving former farming and milling communities along the Duck River.

Cayce Unbound

Martha O'Bryan Center
Nashville
2500

Through interactive humanities workshops over five-months, thirty elementary/middle school students will uncover their neighborhood's rich history and analyze the ways that past and present groups have shaped the community.

 

Through interactive humanities workshops over five-months, thirty elementary/middle school students will uncover their neighborhood's rich history and analyze the ways that past and present groups have shaped the community.

Each month culminates in a student exhibit at a different local business. The project seeks to bridge the divide between Cayce Place and the rest of the neighborhood, while engaging kids in critical thinking and cultural expression.

Exploring Race & Identity in a Multiracial America with David Mura

Global Education Center
Nashville
2500

Japanese American writer, David Mura, will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. 

 

Japanese American writer, David Mura, will read from his works on race and identity and conduct a discussion/workshop on racial and cultural identity in the US over time. 

Mura will share his family's struggle to identify themselves as Americans, divisive history including the Japanese internment camps, and multiracial children who straddle the cultural norms of their parents' native land and the new homes in America. The recipient of multiple awards, Mura is a poet, critic, performance artist, playwright, and memoirist.

Watkins Visiting Artist Series

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Nashville
7500

This series of three public presentations by critically recognized visual artists will engage the public in a spirited dialogue.

 

This series of three public presentations by critically recognized visual artists will engage the public in a spirited dialogue about political and cultural power, community engagement, social justice, racial divides, and unconventional creative solutions to these and other issues.

Renowned visual artists Jessica Hische, Martha Rosler, and Ashley Hunt will be featured in the series beginning in Spring of 2015.