Bluestocking Salon: Art History for Real People - 2011
Regional artists Lorene McIntosh and Stephen Henning held art history programs for adults and teens in five libraries. Topics covered were: Greek and Roman art, the Renaissance, and/or Impressionism. In each program, the work of a local working artist whose style is influenced by the time period was presented.
Event Dates, Locations and Attendance at each individual event:
- January 30 – May 9, 2011 at Thorson Memorial Library, New York Mills Public Library, Fergus Falls Public Library, Glenwood Public
- Library, Browns Valley Public Library, Wheaton Community Library, Perham Area Public Library, Morris Public Library, Hancock
- Community Library and Pelican Rapids Public Library as well as Morris Area Elementary School and St. Henry’s School Perham.
Partner Organization(s): Morris Area Elementary, St. Henry’s, Kaddatz Galleries in Fergus Falls
Partner Organization(s) Contribution/Role in the Program: provided art materials and student supervision, distributed publicity
Program Outputs: 358 total participants in 15 programs
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, pre-test/post-test, observations; Describe proposed end user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status.
- To increase the audience knowledge of art history and appreciation for differing styles of art.
Surveys indicated that the audience did indeed learn much more about art history than they expected and that the exposure led them to further study and use of library materials.