Day 59: Welcome to the Scientific Revolution (5/31/11)



Standard: 7.10.2: Understand the significance of the new scientific theories and the significance of new inventions.



Aim: The historians of 2016 will be able to identify the discoveries of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton and explain their significance to the Scientific Revolution.



Task 1: Submit your homework (current event). If you already submitted your current event, you do not have to submit it again.


Task 2 Quick Question: During Medieval Times people looked to the church for knowledge. Later, many discoveries in science contradicted the churches teachings. How do you think discoveries in science will affected the POWER of the church?



Task 3: Watch Turning Points in History: The Scientific Revolution



Task 4: Complete a chart listing the accomplishments of each of the four scientists.


Task 5: Choose a scientist from your chart. Create a Prezi about the scientist using the Prezi Planning Sheet and rubric to guide your work.



Homework: Read about Copernicus and Kepler and their view of the universe and complete the workbook page.

Day 58: Return of the Current Event! (5/27/11)

Standards:

  • Research, Evidence, and Point-of-View: Students detect the different historical points of view on historical events and determine the context in which the historical statements were made (the questions asked, sources used, author’s perspectives).
  • Historical Interpretation: Students understand and distinguish cause, effect, sequence, and correlation in historical events, including the long- and short-term causal relations.



Aim: The historians of 2016 will make connections to the current events discussed in class to that of events and trends in medieval history.


Task 1: Submit your homework. If you already submitted your homework online last night, you do not have to submit it again.



Task 2 Quick Question: Of all the events happening in the world, what do you think is the most important? Why do you think that? Some recent events are the retirement of the space shuttle, wars still going on in Iraq, civil war in Libya, the upcoming 2012 presidential election, tornadoes in the middle of the country, Oprah's retirement, rising gas prices, revolutions in Egypt and other middle eastern counties.



Task 3: Participate in the final project presentations by tracking your teammates when they are speaking and taking their online quizzes when they are finished.



Task 4: Track CNN Student News and participate in the discussion that follows.



Homework: New current event for Tuesday. Here is the form that you are going to use if you need a little reminder.

Day 57: Nicolaus Copernicus the Polish Scientist (5/26/11)

Standard: 7.8.5: Detail advances made in literature, the arts, science, mathematics, cartography, engineering, and the understanding of human anatomy and astronomy.



Aim: The historians of 2016 will present their Renaissance project using proper intonation, eye contact, and their presentation connects to the visuals on the screen.



Task 1: Submit your homework. If you already submitted it online, you do not have to submit it again.



Task 2 Quick Question: Copernicus discovered that planets rotate around the sun. What space-related discovery, if any, do you think will be discovered during your lifetime? Other forms of intelligent life? Space has an end? What do you think?



Task 3: Track your teammates during their presentation.


Task 4: If we have time we will take notes on Nicolaus Copernicus, if we do not get to it, you are responsible for taking the information from your reading last night and putting it into your notes.



Homework: Read about Andreas Vesalius, the Belgian Scientist, and complete the workbook page.

EDELFELT Albert From the port of Copenhagen I, c.1890


EDELFELT Albert From the port of Copenhagen I, c.1890
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From the port of Copenhagen I. Från Köpenhamns redd I. Kööpenhaminan ankkuripaikalta I.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 94 cm

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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale -- Creative Summer Art Academy -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog




There are great summer art programs around South Florida.  I will be posting links as I find them.  Remember, many studies have been done in the past two decades regarding the importance of art and creativity in the development of children. 

Creative Summer Art Academy website link

Day 56: Titian and His Contribution to Renaissance Art (5/25/11)

Standard: Detail advances made in literature, the arts, science, mathematics, cartography, engineering, and the understanding of human anatomy and astronomy.



Aim: The historians of 2016 will be able to summarize the impact of Nicolaus Copernicus and compare his impact to that of a modern day figure.



Task 1: Submit your homework.



Task 2 Quick Question: Now that you know what life was like as an artist during the Renaissance. Would you persue (choose/go after) a career that you were passionate about even if it meant a life of poverty?



Task 3: Track the YouTube video that covers the short biography of Titian's life. If you would like to learn more about Titian, I recommend the following videos: video 1, video 2, video 3. This is also a great website that provides more insight into the great artist's life.



Task 4: Open your notes on the Renaissance and help Mr. Sanders construct detailed notes covering the important elements of the Renaissance in Europe and the important historical figures.



Task 5: Track the your classmates' Renaissance project presentations. After each teammate finishes their presentation, go to their website and complete their quiz.



Homework: Read bout the Polish Scientist Nicolaus Copernicus and complete the workbook page.

Day 56: Michelangelo (5/24/11)

Standard: 7.8.5: Detail advances made in literature, the arts, science, mathematics, cartography, engineering, and the understanding of human anatomy and astronomy.


Aim: The historians of 2016 will be able to compare the impact Michelangelo had on the Renaissance and cultural history with that of modern day figure.



Task 1: Submit your homework. If you already completed the homework online, you do not have to submit it again.


Task 2 Quick Question: Should modern day musicians and actors be regarded with the same respect and stature as the artists and sculptures of the Renaissance period? (to go to the quick question click here)



Task 3: Track the video on how Michelangelo created his sculptures. Open your notes from yesterday so we can take notes on what we learned about Michelangelo.


Task 4: Today's Renaissance Presentations:


UCLA
  • Kinshasa
  • Windell
  • Avion
  • Aubriana
  • Bria
CMC
  • Kayla
  • Camren H.
  • Kamreon
  • Courtney
Harvard
  • Copeland
  • Kahleea
  • Geena
  • Jasmine
Homework: Read about Titian and complete the workbook page that goes along with it.

Art Around the Web -- Maritime Art Collection -- by Florida Fine Art Blog


Admiral Rodney's Fleet Deploying in the West Indies, 1782Robert Cleveley (1749-1809)This post is for my friend Skot Olsen who is an expert at painting in the maritime genre.  Although the subject of Skot's maritime paintings can at times be filled with pseudo - history, his ship and artifact depictions are always historically accurate to the highest degree.

Artist's like Skot are always looking for good reference material and the Blue World Web Museum has some great Maritime examples.  Blue World is an online museum supported by the Kelton Foundation. "The Kelton Foundation promotes the stewardship, enhancement and understanding of art, maritime history and man’s relationship with the sea through its collections of maritime art, navigational instruments, China Trade art and objects, Pacific ethnographic materials, Australian Aboriginal art and other fine and ethnographic art related to these fields."
Blue World Web Museum website

Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM), June 2011 -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog


Seventeen Broward, Boca Raton Cultural Attractions worked together to Offer Reciprocal Membership during the month of June.

BAMM's theme, JOIN ONE, EXPERIENCE THEM ALL, encourages more visitation and membership at each organization.


"With the current state of the economy, BAMM provides an excellent opportunity for South Floridians and visitors to experience the diverse cultural treasures that Broward County, Boca Raton and Delray Beach offer - all for the price of only one membership," said Mary Birch-Hanson of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum.


Both current and new members of the participating museums and attractions will receive free entry with proof of membership. Special events may not be included.

Participating Organizations in '11 include:

African American Research Library & Cultural Center
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Cinema Paradiso
Flamingo Gardens
Fort Lauderdale History Center
Historic Stranahan House Museum
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale Nova Southeastern University
Old Davie School Historical Museum
Old Dillard Museum
Plantation Historical Museum
Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
The Children's Museum - Boca Raton
Young At Art Museum


For more information on BAMM

please call Mary Birch-Hanson at 954.364.5205.
BAMM website

"Video of the Week" -- Robert Williams -- by Florida Fine Art Blog


For this week's video I have a double feature for you; two video interviews from Robert Williams.  The first video is from 1989 and features a younger, still very punk and rebellious Robert Williams, with all his ego and bravado in full effect. The second video was done recently and features a more reflective and perhaps wiser Robert Williams.  Both videos show what an honest yet sometimes wonderfully crude artist Mr. Williams is and show the command of the art form he possesses.




Robert Williams Website




Art Basel organizers buy Asian art fair -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog


Art Basel organizers buy Asian art fairThe Miami Herald 
The company that owns and organizes the Art Basel fairs in Basel, Switzerland and Miami Beach are expanding into Asia.
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., has signed a purchase agreement with Asian Art Fairs Ltd, the owners of ART HK – Hong Kong International Art Fair. As of July, MCH Group will take a majority ownership stake in Asian Art Fairs Ltd.
The Asian art markets have heated up as China’s global economic role has exploded, and a move into Asia is a logical expansion step for Art Basel.
“As you know, Art Basel has been actively interested in the Asian art market for more than 10 years, with ever-increasing contact to Asian collectors, galleries and artists,’’ co-directors Annette Schönholzer and Marc Spiegler wrote in an email release.
“Not only the directors but also the selection committees have frequently travelled to explore the many Asian art scenes, and thus we have had a rising number of Asian galleries participating in our shows over the last decade.’’
The Hong Kong show will retain its current name for the 2012 year but will move from its current late-May time slot to early February, staggering the show between Art Basel’s June fair in Switzerland and its December show in Miami beach. In future years organizers plan to rebrand the Asian show with the Art Basel name.
Link to Miami Herald Article

MoMA to buy American Folk Art Museum next door -- posted by Florida Fine Art



New York NY, MoMA to buy American Folk Art Museum next door.

Sad day for this wonderful museum.  Another casualty of the great art recession that continues to affect art organizations everywhere.  The question might be why categorize certain art as folk anyway, is it not also modern?  Is an artist's work created in southern Alabama judged not as worthy as an artist's work created in SoHo?  Why limit these artists in "Folk"?  Is "Folk art" a code or cop-out for the institutional accepted norm that big city art is somehow superior?  Are Purvis Young and Thorton Dail not also abstract expressionists, every bit as modern as De Kooning?  Is Howard Finster's work not every bit the equal to Jasper Johns?  Maybe its time to acknowledge that just because an artist is from the South, usually black and unschooled, that does not mean that they cannot produce work which is important to our national dialog. GL

Article about the Museum closing.

FAT Village Struggles to Create an Arts District in Culture-Starved Broward -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog



FAT Village Struggles to Create an Arts District in Culture-Starved Broward
New Times By Stefan Kamph Thursday, Apr 21 2011

An article from New Times about the difficulty starting up an arts district in the old warehouse area of downtown Fort Lauderdale.  A lagging economy, lack of art buyers, property owners with undefined visions, high rent, crime, galleries to spread out, unenthusiastic general public, lack of major artist to draw people in and landlord  - artist feuds all contribute to the lackluster gallery walks and high turn over of new galleries. 

A major gallery as an anchor and more syergy with the city and county arts organizations would be a great start.  Also lower rents for the first few years to attract more galleries would help fill in some of the dead spaces.  But most importantly, in most cities these "art districs"  bubble up organically out of the need from a large arts movement for cheap exhibition space.  Does Fort Lauderdale have a large enough amount of professional artists?  Or with rents throughout South Florida's many warehouse districts being relatively cheap are there just pleanty of other gallery space oportunities?  I have never heard an artist complain about a lack of cheap space in Fort Lauderdale.  I wonder if trying to engineer this arts district from the top down will work in the long run.  I will continue to show my support by attenting the art walks which occur the 4th Saturday of each month.  GL

This Saturday night May 26th will be an exciting art walk  - the "South Florida Graffiti Expo"
The feverishly anticipated NEW ERA South Florida Graffiti Expo is being curated and produced by Renda Writer of WeMerge Magazine, Saturday May 28th @ FAT Village Arts District.
The south end of the event will be converging at 17 NW 5th St., with live performances and DJ's on the north side of the event inside The Projects located at 523 NW 1st Avenue.

This 12-hour event will feature 50+ graffiti artists painting live all day and night, infusing 50,000 square feet of graffiti along the west exterior walls of warehouse spaces at FAT Village Arts District.

The monthly FAT Village Art Walk, which is held on the last Saturday of every month, are on the same day of the Graffiti Expo. The Art Walk starts at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring open artist studios and gallery showcases throughout FAT Village.


To download map of FAT Village Arts District, click HERE

To check out a video walk through of the pre-event presented by Renda Writer, visit FAT Village Arts

To RSVP for the NEW ERA South Florida Graffiti Expo - 2011, click HERE

FAT Village Arts website
Link to New Times Article about FAT Village

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