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September 24, 2007

Art of Documenting China

Art of Documenting: Photography and Modern China
Instructor: Leo Chen, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of MN*

For this three day workshop the Institute for Global Studies and Weisman Art Museum have teamed up to offer teachers an interdisciplinary glimpse into social change in China. In September 2007 the Weisman is hosting an exciting photography exhibit from the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibits collection, “Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change.� The workshop will include lectures on current issues in China, a visit with the curator of the exhibit Gu Zhen, a day of hands-on work with a local artist on using digital photography in the classroom, and a final evening of teachers showing and sharing their work at the Weisman.

WORKSHOP DATES:

Saturday, October 6 (9 - 4);
Saturday, October 13 (9 - 4); and
Thursday, November 1 (5 - 8pm).

**Teachers must commit to attending all three workshop dates. Pre-registration is required**

LOCATION: Weisman Art Museum and Nicholson Hall, U of M campus East Bank
COST: FREE - this program is funded by the Consortium for the Study of the Asias’ Title VI grant and the Weisman Art Museum.
CREDIT: Teachers earn 15 CEUs and have the option to register for graduate credit. Students responsible for tuition expenses.

Register at igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach and click on "Register" on the left-hand column. If you have any questions please contact Molly McCoy at the Institute for Global Studies at outreach@umn.edu or 612-624-7346.