George Washington Teacher Institute: Seeing the Native Presence in Washington’s Time and Beyond

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stevens Room, Main Building, Lower Level

How does art deepen our understanding of the past and how that past shapes our modern realities? How can Native American art provide new perspectives on the settling and creation of the United States and westward expansion? Join scholars, curators, and museum educators on October 14 at the Portland Art Museum for an all-day workshop to investigate the history of Native Americans from Washington’s time through the colonization of the Pacific Northwest through primary sources and art. Participants will learn new methodologies, interact with scholars, and explore the galleries. Return to your classroom this fall with new strategies and resources for integrating visual art into the social sciences and language arts curricula. This free workshop is hosted by George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Portland Art Museum.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.