How does art engage our interest in world cultures and inspire us to ask new questions about complex topics? In this three-day institute, a collaboration between Primary Source and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, we consider artworks as texts while cultivating our visual analysis skills firsthand using the MFA’s collections. Learn from curators and educators as we explore how works of art can illuminate the cultures that created them and provide accessible entry points for students. Our discussions of global art l center on three interdisciplinary themes—daily life, religion and ritual, and connections across cultures—each of which relates to and supports grade K–7 curricular standards. Participants engage directly with art, deepen their visual literacy skills, and gain practical ideas and resources for integrating art into students’ academic experiences in support of global learning.

For educators of grades K-7. $375. Discounted parking available. Earn 30 PDPs, or one graduate credit for additional fee of $145.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot now by e-mailing teacherresources@mfa.org. Please include your name, the name of your school, and the grade(s) and subject(s) that you teach. Formal registration, including full payment, will take place in late March. Note: if your school is in a Primary Source partnership, please register through your district contact.