AHTR Launches New Site Design & Content!

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Funded by a generous Kress Foundation Digital Resources Grant, Art HistoryTeachingResources.org is very pleased to announce the launch of its new website, an open, collaborative platform for all those who teach the art history survey. Preview it here. The site features over 40 new lesson plans that correspond to the chronological art history survey, as well as thematic lesson plans on topics such as race, identity, and feminism. The very popular blog posts of our old site are now located in the AHTR Journal which will continue to grow on a weekly basis with contributions from a wide range of art historians who are active as teachers.

The AHTR site was redesigned by Brooklyn-based CHIPS (the team behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s award-winning Connections and 82nd and Fifth projects) to be more intuitive to navigate and to pack an aesthetic punch. The AHTR team couldn’t be more pleased with the results, and we encourage you to go see for yourselves!

AHTR continues to be a space of collaborative work and exchange. The recent project completion would not have been possible without the AHTR team–the Advisory Board, the Contributing Editors, and–most especially–site editors Jon Mann and Amy Raffel and the more than forty art history teachers of all ranks, backgrounds, and specialities who contributed lesson plans and AHTR Journal posts.

As always, if you have concrete lesson plans or related materials, please send us an email at teachingarthistorysurvey@gmail.com. We would love to hear your ideas and incorporate them into the site.

AHTR will be presenting at CAA 2015 as part of the panel “What have you done for art history lately?” organized by Karen Leader and Amy Hamlin. The session will be held on Friday February 13 from 2:30-5:00 on the 3rd floor West Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in New York. Come visit the team in-person at CAA if you can.

We look forward to your feedback, and to this project growing with input from the AHTR community.

Warm wishes for the spring semester,

Michelle Millar Fisher and Karen Shelby
AHTR Deans

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