Volume 21 Number 16 June 11, 2020

Colores de Latinoamérica: Teaching Latin American Art in London (Ontario, Canada)

Alena Robin
Western University, Canada

Citation: Robin, A. (2020). Colores de Latinoamérica: Teaching Latin American art in London (Ontario, Canada). International Journal of Education & the Arts, 21(16). Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.26209/ijea21n16.


This article is a reflection as a teaching scholar of Latin American art in London, Ontario, a city, as many others in Canada, where there is no major Latin American collectionfor students to visit. The experiences narrated are related to a specific course taught in the Fall of 2016 at Western University and to two exhibitions that took place during that time in London, TransAMERICAS: A Sign, a Situation, a Concept at Museum London and Mountains & Rivers Without End at the Artlab Gallery of the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre at Western University. It is furthermore informed by the experience of teaching Latin American visual culture to non-art history students in Spanish for many years. This essay dialogues with practices of active and experiential learning, specifically for language learners. It offers the voices and insights of the students, detailing how the exhibitions were perceived and experienced by them, through their written essays and in-class discussions.

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