CENTRAL PARK: Public
Spaces and Civic Culture
July 30 - August 3, 2012
KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY is pleased to
offer Central Park: Public Spaces and Civic Culture.
Public spaces are fundamental
to the development of both high culture and civic culture. Their
design, construction, and evolving use contribute to the
possibilities they hold for community identity. One
of the great public spaces is Central Park, designed by
Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux.
variety of landscapes, features, and adjacent Institutions,
such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, provide
opportunities for both residents and tourists to belong to
city and to experience culture.
This Institute will focus on Central Park as an exemplar of
public spaces and the civic culture that values these
participants will study the history of the park, experience
the park through trips to New York City, and draw relations
between the park, the city, the museum collections,
artworks, and public actions. Public spaces and public art will be a topic to be
considered in theoretical and practical frameworks as
applied to teaching and learning.
STUDY INSTITUTE PROGRAM
Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.,
with the exception of trips into NYC when we will leave at
7:30 and return around 10 p.m.
The institute will meet in Sharadin Arts Building
room 113. Please
note that the institute is strictly limited to 14
Limited enrollment for Act 48 non-credit students.
John Howell White,
Ph.D., Institute Coordinator, Professor of Art Education and
Crafts, and Chair of the Department has conducted Study
Institutes for the past ten years at Kutztown University.
He holds an MFA in painting, a
Ph.D. in art education and presents the results of his
research on the history and philosophy of art education at
regional and national conferences. His teaching experience
includes thirteen years of teaching art in K-12 settings. Dr. White is the past-Director
of Higher Education for the National Art Education
GUEST PRESENTER: William
Ph.D., Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at
Kutztown University. He
holds a doctorate on American Studies from Indiana
University, which draws upon the time period from out of
which the park was created. Dr.
Mowder is in addition a photographer who specializes in
American places. He
is also a resident a frequenter and appreciator of the
| NON-CREDIT OPTION
ACT 48 hours available for credit and noncredit options. For an itemized list of the fee/tuition charges and ACT 48 information please see the Art Education and Crafts web site.
Students are encouraged to room on campus, in handicapped-accessible facilities, so they benefit from interaction with colleagues. Room fee includes housing in Golden Bear South Village and linens (2 sheets, 2 towels, 1 washcloth and a pillow).
Room: 5 nights (Sunday - Thursday) $185.25
Send Institute Registration Form and check to the Registrar’s Office, Administration Building, Room 115, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530 by June 1, 2012.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. John White
CENTRAL PARK: Public Spaces and Civic Culture
Department of Art Education and Crafts
Kutztown, PA 19530
PHONE: (610) 683-4521 FAX: (610) 683-4502