Java at the Johnson

April 7, 2016

Co-Sponsored by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University and Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES.

Big image

An informal discussion series linking art, literature, and history. April 7, 2016

Thursday April 7, 2016: Religious Literacy

Art museums are filled with religious objects and paintings of religious subjects. Many students do not understand the background of these pieces of art or the symbolism in them. Many teachers are hesitant to approach the sensitive topic of religion.

Ray Williams provides a framework for understanding religious art and we will begin with a discussion of his article. We will then spend time in the galleries looking at a medieval statue of the Virgin Mary from the Christian tradition and a statue of Kwan Yin from the Buddhist tradition from approximately the same time period. There will be time to examine objects from other religious traditions in the Johnson’s extensive collections.

Teachers may register at MyLearningPlan. A copy of the article is available at that site and participants should post a discussion question in the team room by April 6.

Our next topic will be Chocolate on Thursday, May 5.

Java at the Johnson

Thursday, April 7th, 5:15-6:15pm

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Central Avenue, Ithaca, NY, United States


Cost to Teachers: $5.00

Go to

Make sure you log in with your username and password from your district’s internal system. This assures the correct approval flow.

Choose the TST BOCES catalogue. Scroll to view the current activity calendars. Click on the activity title. Click on the “Click to Enroll” button at the very top or bottom of the screen. Update personal information.

Choose appropriate payment type. Click the “Confirmation” box, then click on the orange “I Agree” button. Follow your district’s procedure for registering for a conference.

You are not officially enrolled until TST BOCES receives payment information AND approval via MyLearningPlan.

Finally, FAX approval to: Patti Oates 607-257-2825

For assistance, contact Patti Oates at 607-257-1551, ext.1030

For Program Information Contact:

Carol J. Hockett

Coordinator of School and Family Programs

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University

For Information on Registration Contact:

Carolyn Tschanz

Administrative Assistant
School Improvement Services & Central Administration Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES