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What are some of the curriculum projects of the Center?

Bemis Mural Project

The Center is partnering with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts to create curriculum materials featuring Fertile Ground by Meg Saligman, the 32,500 sq. ft. downtown Omaha mural. Go to for current information on the mural. Posters with curriculum materials are available to teachers and thematic lesson plans and video interviews with the artist will appear on the website.

Iowa West Public Art Project

Center faculty wrote educational curriculum and lesson activities about public sculptures for art posters that were distributed to all schools in western Iowa. The purpose of the public sculptures
is to enhance the community and build a national reputation for Council Bluffs through public art. The Center’s curriculum project provides the educational component of this community endeavor.
Educators and the public can access the curriculum materials for the posters on the Iowa West Public Art website. Current posters include internationally recognized artists Jun Kaneko, Jonathan Borofsky, William King, Brower Hatcher, and Deborah Masuoka.

Nebraska Masterpieces Arts Education Series

The Center was contracted by the Nebraska Arts Council to provide educational material for their large-scale public outreach project, the Nebraska Masterpieces.  This project was Nebraska’s contribution to the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces Program.

The Nebraska Masterpieces project includes six posters distributed to every elementary school in Nebraska and to state and national legislators and a website with educational resources and video segments on each artist. The UNO Center was responsible for the educational materials which appeared on the posters and for coordinating the involvement of students from Catlin Magnet Center in the videos.   Educator resources on the website include six thematic units comprised of two classroom lessons each that integrate the arts and other subjects. Center faculty developed the curriculum for these units and created the part of the website which makes the curriculum available worldwide.

Art in Science Camp

The Art in Science camp was the first collaboration of the UNO Physics Department's Aim for the Stars Camps with another field of study.   In 2006 the Center became the first partner and developed an art in science curriculum which art education students teach.

Art: Keep the Faith… Ringgold

The Faith Ringgold Project was an extensive collaboration with Nebraska teachers, community youth organizations, University students and area families. The project included:

An exhibition of works by the artist/author Faith Ringgold in the UNO art gallery. The exhibition featured her famous story quilts and book illustration.

Student and community visits to the exhibition.

A family fun day with activities in dance, theater, art making and literature led by UNO students.

A teacher project and lesson plan book.

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