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Image from page 72 of “International studio” (1897)
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Identifier: internationalstu70newy
Title: International studio
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Subjects: Art Decoration and ornament
Publisher: New York
Contributing Library: Robarts – University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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aced the Entrure, thesunken one printing the Moule or outline.{Thn article to be concluded in a later issue.) QTANFORD WHITE MEMORIAL The memory of the late Stanford Whiteis to be perpetuated through the erection thisautumn of a pair of bronze doors which the friendsof the distinguished architect and art lover willpresent to the New York University. They willbe installed at the entrance to the Ubrary buildingat the university which Mr. White designed.The trustees have formally signified their accep-tance of the gift and the committee in chargewill begin at once to appeal for funds solely fromfriends and admirers of the late architect. Sub-scriptions from the general public, while theymav not be refused, are not desired. .•s a delicate attention from the men in chargeof the project, the work of designing the memorialhas been entrusted to the Fon of Stanford White,Mr. Lawrence Grant White, who may thus paya personal tribute to the memory of his fa^^her. Landscape Painfimy in Aincyica

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Liberty on her small island in New York harbour.
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Statue of Liberty.
This giant statue 305ft. high was a gift of the French government to the US in 1886 for the US support of the French Revolution in addition to ongoing trade and diplomatic relations between the 2 countries. It was designed by a French sculptor and strategically placed on Liberty Island at the mouth of the Hudson River. It came to represent freedom and liberty to the 100,000s of immigrants who arrived in New York in the late 19th century. By the time the statue was unveiled around 1 million southern and eastern European immigrants a year were arriving in America. Most were processed nearby on Ellis Island, which you can also visit. Most immigrants moved no further than NYC and the 1890s saw the emergence of terrible slum tenements to house the immigrants in defined ghettoes. At this time there was much talk of the ‘melting pot’ thesis to explain how the immigrants would be assimilated into ‘American’ citizens imbued with ‘American’ culture. A few people, mainly the settlement workers in the 1890s talked about assimilation the moment migrants stepped outside of their front door, but maintenance of their own cultural traditions in the home- language, arts, crafts, food, and religion. Immigrants were to be assimilated in English language, civic participation, employment and education according to these settlement workers. They were also the first to talk about multiculturalism and the maintenance of distinctive cultural traditions but these ideas did not become more widely accepted until the 1960s. NYC is still largely divided by ethnic ghettoes. Harlem, the black American ghetto only emerged as such after 1917 when the US entered World War One. This was the first large scale migration of blacks from the American South to the northern cities. Blacks arriving for employment opportunities in NYC invariably ended up living in Harlem. After demobilisation most of the jobs that had been given to the blacks during the War were taken away and despite the so-called Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s – a renaissance of African art, blues music and black writing- most blacks in Harlem were living in abject poverty by the end of the 1920s. For them Liberty Island represented freedom too, but it was short lived and racial discrimination was as strong in the North and New York City as in the South during the 1920s.

City of the Future: Second Class at Tam High
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Our after-school students at Tam High are building a City of the Future together, using arts and electronics to make a model of what our world may be like in 100 years.

In our second class, they designed the city they envision for this project and took turns discussing their ideas with each other. In their post-apocalyptic scenario, the rich are separated from the poor, who mine the sea floor and are oppressed by a government run by machines.

They also picked characters and objects for their city — some of which will be laser cut and printed in 3D. Next, they learned to solder stick figures out of copper wire, then made light circuits with LEDs and batteries. Finally, they added these lights to their futuristic homes, which they continued to decorate with gift wrapping paper, art supplies and everyday objects.

We have a great group of eight middle school students, ages 12 to 14, in this after-school class. Through this course, students will develop a range of skills, from creative expression to science and engineering (STEAM). And they will learn to create their own interactive art with simple electronics, in a playful way that makes learning more fun.

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