Learn about the Role of the Visual Arts in Education
The Figge Art Museum presents the program "Why Art History Matters" in conjunction with the new exhibition Celebrating Ideas: Bridging Communities with Augustana's Liberal Arts through the AGES from 4-5:30 pm Tuesday, March 29. The program will be presented by Dr. Catherine Goebel, Paul A. Anderson Chair for the Arts and Chair of the Art History Department at Augustana College. She is also co-curator of the exhibition, which runs through May 29. Dr. Goebel will explain how the visual arts are a resource for teaching critical thinking, comparative analysis, and chronological developments while highlighting several works in the exhibition. The program is also open to the public. Light refreshments will be served from 3:30-4:00 pm. Reservations are appreciated; please call 563.326.7804 x2045.
Admission to the museum and program is $5. Admission is free to Figge members, college professors and students.