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Dr. Terry Barrett visits FSU

Published June 30, 2016

The Tom Anderson Lecture Series

On June 3, 2016, the FSU student chapter of the National Art Education Association, with support from FSU Congress of Graduate Students, hosted a full day workshop with Dr. Terry Barrett.  The workshop was the second in the newly dedicated Tom Anderson Lecture Series.  The focus of this lecture series is to provide FSU pre-service and practicing art teachers with opportunities for relevant and exciting professional development.

KAPANCIK 2012 25 3/16 x 13 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (64 x 34 x 34 cm) Metal and glass Photo: Ben Westoby

25 3/16 x 13 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (64 x 34 x 34 cm)
Metal and glass
Photo: Ben Westoby

Terry Barrett is Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, where he taught art education, art criticism, aesthetics, photography, and art, with a joint appointment in the Department of Art. He began as an art teacher in an urban high school in St. Louis. He is the author of Interpreting Art, Why Is That Art? (3rd ed, Oxford), Criticizing Art (3rd ed, McGraw-Hill), Criticizing Photographs (5th ed, McGraw-Hill), Making Art (McGraw- Hill), and Talking About Student Art (Davis). Dr. Barrett continues to write and make art in Sarasota, Florida. 

The free workshop focused on  how to talk about and respond to art.  The first half of the day participants explored ways to engage learners in looking at and thinking about art through a thoughtful unpacking of the contemporary art of Mona Hatoum.  Later in the day participants visited  Florida State University’s Museum of Art (MoFA) and discussed the work of local water color artists, as well as an exciting exhibition exploring the nude.

This workshop series continues to be an exciting opportunity for renowned art educators to share their scholarship with pre-service and in-service teachers.  Participants left with concrete ways to implement critique and discussion of contemporary art world.