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Teaching with Art at Sheldon: A Workshop for Faculty in All Disciplines

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 9:30am to 11:30am Sheldon Museum of Art

Sheldon invites faculty to participate in a workshop on interdisciplinary pedagogy, using art from the museum’s collection.


Learn about museum resources and strategies to enhance teaching and experiential learning. Hear from faculty members in engineering, political science, sociology, and teaching about ways they have incorporated art and visits to Sheldon into their classes. Engage with art and other participants through interactive, hands-on, inquiry-based activities. Develop and receive feedback from museum staff and peers on potential lesson plans or assignments for your upcoming classes.

Faculty of all levels, and in all colleges and schools, are encouraged to take part. All students can benefit from skills developed and knowledge constructed through active participation and discovery at the museum.

Campus art museums like Sheldon support critical thinking, inquiry, different learning styles, and a range of skills, such as observation, communication, and visual literacy, as well as contribute to thematic conversations across fields of study.

Faculty presenters:

Theresa Catalano, professor of teaching, learning, and teacher education

Lisa Kort-Butler, professor and vice chair of sociology

Xu Li, professor of civil and environmental engineering

Tyler White, associate professor of practice of political science and director of the National Security Program

For more information, contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at