Wednesday, August 13, 2008

No. 5, 1948

School started for the teachers on Tuesday. It's still funny to me that I ended up in the teaching profession. If we had crossed paths in college, you would have known that my sole professional goal was to become an art museum curator. So, I got the art history degree and promptly landed my first job in ............ a bookstore. Well, roll the reel forward and here I am starting my 10th year of teaching---history. And, in celebration of 10 big years, I have decided to indulge myself by incorporating as much art history into the curriculum as I can find the time to do. Who knows? Maybe I'll inspire a little Clement Greenberg or Jackson Pollock in my class.

No. 5, 1948, Jackson Pollock
The most expensive painting ever sold at $140 million

4 comments:

Kathy G said...

What an interesting life you've led! Did you have to go back to school to get a history certification?

Christine said...
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Christine said...

I did go back for certification in history but it was fairly convenient since I was getting my MA in history at the same time.

Stuck in my head said...

You'll have to let me know how the art infusion works out. I think that's an excellent idea and will flow well with the themes of the 20th Century class.

Congrats on 10 years!