Friday - August 28, 2009
About This Show
(Originally broadcast 03/27/08) - Martha Severens, Curator of the Greenville County Museum of Art, has been asked by the SC Humanities Council to present a series of lectures around the state on the The National Endowment for the Humanities’ initiative "Picturing America" is an innovative program that helps teach American history and provides students with a gateway to the broader world of the humanities through visual imagery.
The NEH has selected 40 iconic pieces (art, artifacts, architecture), made high quality reproductions, developed a resource book, and is making them available to schools and libraries. She joins Dr. Edgar to talk about this exciting initiative.
(Illustration credit: Emanuel Leutze (American: 1816–1868), Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851, Oil on canvas; 149 x 255 in. (378.5 x 647.7 cm): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Stewart Kennedy, 1897 (97.34) Photograph © 1992 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.)