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Annie Burbidge Ream

October Mentor, Curator of Education, School Programs and Statewide Outreach, Department of Education and Engagement

Monthly Mentor Posts

  • Throughout the month of October, I will highlight some of UMFA’s programs, philosophies, and approaches for connecting Land art, landscape and the environment to people of all ages, as well as provide tips and curricula on how you can incorporate STEAM-based, interdisciplinary education in K-16 classrooms and beyond!
  • Land art, Landscape, and the Environment. What do you think of when you hear the words: Land art, Landscape, and the Environment? How many different “scapes” can you think of? Imagine being in your favorite landscape right now. What do you see, feel, smell, and hear? Utah is filled with incredible landscapes.
  • Exploring Land Art. Imagine standing in these landscapes. What smells would be in the air? What noises would float around you? How would the air feel on your cheek? As you look at both Spiral Jetty (Robert Smithson, 1970) and Sun Tunnels (Nancy Holt 1973-1976) what is the same and what is different about these works of art? How would you interact with them if you were at these sites? Land art explores the landscape in a variety of ways and can be made on or into the land. Did you know that you are supposed to walk-on and interact with Land art?

National Art Education Foundation

The National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) invests in innovative initiatives to support instructional practice, research, and leadership in visual arts education.

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March 2-4, 2017 | New York, NY


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