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Art Education Master Project Exhibition

Posted May. 30, 2008
Días de los Muertos and Memorial Day:
Making Connections
Lindsey Brubaker

Music Listening Center
Kent State University

Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 9, 2008

Gallery Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)


Purpose of Project

Throughout my graduate studies, I focused a great deal of my research on teaching and learning about diverse cultural traditions and social issues in the field of art education. The educational installation for my Master’s Project follows the intercultural approach to global art education and purports to provide an interesting and meaningful learning experience for its viewers.

My goal for this project is to use my knowledge and skills as both an artist and art educator to help individuals understand and appreciate the Mexican holiday, Días de los Muertos, and the American holiday, Memorial Day. By presenting the two cultural traditions alongside each other and addressing issues that both cultures encounter, viewers can formulate and utilize cultural comparisons to understand both cultures on a deeper level. 

I would like to personally thank all of the campus organizations, community businesses, and individuals that have encouraged and supported me throughout the completion of my educational installation for my Master’s Project!

Kent State University: Music Listening Center; Center for International and Intercultural Education; Faculty Professional Development Center; School of Art

Faculty and Staff, Dr. Koon Hwee Kan, Dr. Robin Vande Zande, and Dr. Linda Hoeptner-Poling

Kent, OH: All Media Art Supply Co.; Kent Hardware; Fedex Kinkos; Wordsmiths

Ashland, OH: Moritz Materials, Inc.; Roger Gordon; Ashland County Historical Society; Ashland County American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars

Brenda López Guízar

All of my family and friends