Norman Rockwell Museum To Present Educators Symposium on Comics on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Photo ©Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA, January 3, 2013—In conjunction with its new exhibition, Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross, Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Comics in the Classroom,” a full-day educators symposium, on Saturday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Educators will have the opportunity to explore curriculum-based connections to comics and creative applications for the classroom during the day’s presentation. Dr. James Kimble of Seton Hall University will start the day with an illustrated talk on the popular use of comics as domestic propaganda during World War II; followed by a personal tour of the “Heroes & Villains” exhibition with the Museum’s Chief Curator Stephanie Plunkett and Curator of Education Tom Daly. During the afternoon, Dr. William H. Foster, III of Naugatuck Valley Community College will present an illustrated talk that explores the changing image of African Americans in comics; followed by an interactive workshop with cartoonist/educator Marek Bennett, who will offer a guide to using comics in teaching world history. The program will end with the opportunity for trivia questions and prizes. Admission to the educators symposium costs $30, $24 for Museum members. PDPs are available. Pre-registration is required by calling the Museum at 413. 931.2221, or emailing programs@nrm.org.

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