Professional Development Workshop: "Break Glass: Facilitating Conversations to End Hate"

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

In conjunction with the LCVA’s Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition, this workshop will provide educators with the tools to engage students in a dialog about diversity and social awareness as it relates to their curriculum and the everyday lives of students.

Participants will take part in workshops with the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Roberts Russa Moton Museum, the Virginia Holocaust Museum, and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. The morning will start off at the LCVA with an interactive workshop with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities and a tour of the Break Glass: The Art of V.L. Cox – A Conversation to End Hate exhibition with the LCVA staff. After lunch, there will be a workshop at the Moton Museum with the staff from the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Robert Russa Moton Museum. The day will end with a tour of the Robert Russa Moton Museum. All workshop participants will receive 5 recertification points as well as a packet of educational resources to use in the classroom.

Space is limited-To register please contact Mindy Pierson, piersonms@longwood.edu

Location

North Main Street

The LCVA is a 20,000-square-foot exhibition center featuring two rotating galleries that have shown works of worldwide importance, including the award-winning Reflecting Centuries of Beauty: The Rowe Collection of Chinese Art, the nationally traveled Pre-Columbian Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art, and a steady stream of solo and group exhibitions for nationally known artists such as Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Lesley Dill, David Macaulay, and Kojo Griffin.

The LCVA also dedicates one gallery to a permanent exhibition of stunning African art, part of the Ziegler and Brumfield Collections of African Art. In 1997 Robert Ziegler, a longtime resident of Africa, established this collection with twenty-six important pieces. In 1999, Thomas and Donna Brumfield donated an additional eighty-eight works of African art. The collection includes an impressive array of statues, masks, drums, baskets, and garments, covering four geographical areas, twelve countries, and twenty-seven cultures. A catalog of this collection, Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, is available.

Robert Mussa Moton Museum
900 Griffin Blvd, Farmville, VA 23901