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The Art and Chemistry of Light

A Teachers As Scholars Event


Charlotte Teachers Institute 


Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art 
at the Levine Center for the Arts
420 South Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Tuesday, May 21
5:30- 8:00 PM
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
at the Levine Center for the Arts

5:30 p.m. Opening Reception & Curriculum Exhibits
Guests are also invited to view Nomadic Murals: Tapestries of the Modern Era
6:30 p.m. Presentations and Discussion

Featured Topics 

  • Chemistry Across the Spectrum
  • Natural Light, Artificial Light, and Pollution
  • The Brightside of Energy Consumption
  • Lights! Chemistry! Action!
  • My Many Colored Days: Exploring Light, Color and Feelings
  • Seeing Printmaking in a New Light: Cyanotype Printing

UNC Charlotte Chemistry Professor Tom Schmedake collaborated with a dozen CMS teachers in a seven-month long seminar exploring a wide range of topics in CTI's 2018 seminar The Art and Chemistry of Light.  Dr. Schmedake and the Seminar Fellows will share the many ways they approached this theme as they created innovative new curricula to engage their students in K-12 CMS classrooms. Come be enlightened and inspired by their creative work and enjoy perceiving light in energizing new ways!

Read more on the CTI website.

This project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.