"TEACHING THE HISTORY OF MODERN DESIGN: THE CANON AND BEYOND" is an exciting four week NEH summer teaching institute will prepare twenty-five college faculty from
diverse disciplinary backgrounds to meet the increasing demand for as well as interest in courses
on modern design history. In-depth seminars will focus upon three interdependent thematic units:
The director's and visiting scholars' complementary approaches to "The Canon and Beyond" will
build upon and reinforce participants' familiarity with standard material, while simultaneously
introducing new material and critical perspectives. Field trips to regional museums and collections
such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Hagley Museum in Delaware will provide participants with
direct experience with objects, and suggest ways to use local collections in their own teaching.
Group presentations by our participants will take place during the final week of the Institute.