A red quilt with the word freedom repeated 7 times vertically

Jessie B. Telfair (1913 – 1986) Freedom Quilt, 1983. Cotton, with pencil , 74 x 68 inches. Collection of American Folk Art Museum, New York , Gift of Judith Alexander in loving memory of her sister, Rebecca Alexander, 2004.9.1. Photo by Gavin Ashworth, New York.

Virtual Educator Professional Development: American Perspectives

Friday, Jun 25, 2021
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm

This virtual professional development session for K‑12 educators will introduce participants to American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, focusing on the primary themes and cross-curricular connections featured in the exhibition. Educators will learn how to use folk art objects as primary sources and receive additional resources about lessons and art-making activities for a variety of classrooms and subject areas.

SCECH Credits: 2.5

If event registration capacity is reached, please contact Emily Jarvi at ejarvi@artmuseumgr.org to be placed on a waiting list.


For more information, contact School Experience Manager, Emily Jarvi, at 616.831.2928 or ejarvi@artmuseumgr.org.