Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Tactile Turkey
  • Workshop
  • 9/28/2013
  • 09:00-15:30
  • Kansas Union
  • Host: Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
This free workshop for K-16 educators increases global competency through the study of Turkish current events, history, architecture, design, art, and music. Join us for morning lectures by experts from the University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College as they discuss current events in Turkey, as well as the historical context of visual language and geometric symbolism in Turkish architecture and textiles. Participate in a Working Group led by a curriculum specialist on how to create cross-curricular, interdisciplinary lesson plans, and enjoy a private tour of the Spencer Museum of Art’s Teaching Gallery. The workshop concludes with celebrated Turkish musician and Lied Center Caravanserai artist, Omar Faruk Tekbilek. This world famous musician introduces traditional Sufi, folk, and contemporary music that celebrates Turkey’s rich cultural and musical heritage. This demonstration and lecture is open to the public. Registration for this concluding event is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Registration for the workshop is required. E-mail creesoutreach@ku.edu to register. This workshop is held in association with the Lied Center’s Caravanserai project, an innovative cultural exchange program made possible by a grant from ArtsMidwest.