Art Education Timeline

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  • Massachusetts Drawing Act

    The Massachusetts Drawing Act of 1870 made it mandatory for the public schools in cities of 10,000 or more people to have drawing as one of the nine required classes for students over fifteen years of age.
  • Thomas Edison invents the lightbulb

    Thomas Edison invents the lightbulb
  • The art department is formed within the NEA

  • School Arts Magazine

    School Arts Magazine
    The first issue of School Arts Magazine is printed.
  • The Wright brothers first flight

    The Wright brothers first flight
    On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Three more flights were made that day with Orville's brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
  • The US enters WWI

    The US enters WWI
  • Progressive Education Movement

    Progressive Education Movement
    John Dewey leads the Progressive Education Movement. He is known as "The Father of Progressive Education".
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression was a worldwide economic crisis that, in the United States, was marked by widespread unemployment, near halts in industrial production and construction, and an 89 percent decline in stock prices.
  • Teacher certification could be obtained in 2 years

    In most states, teacher certification could be obtained in a 2-year normal school certificate. By the postwar era, teaching certification had become a 4-year program. The degree usually included courses for elementary school teachers in art and music education, and the texts used in these courses were Lowenfeld's Creative and MentalGrowth and D'mico's Creative Teaching of Art.
  • Art as Experience

    Art as Experience
    John Dewey writes Art as Experience.
  • Ziegfeld becomes the director of the Owatonna Project

    The Owatonna Art Project in Minnesota , was the most successful of several community art projects funded by the federal government in the 1930s. Melvin E. Haggerty and Edwin Ziegfield, along with a group of graduate students conduct this project.
  • Experience & Education

    Experience & Education
    John Dewey writes Experience & Education.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor provoked the United States to join WWII. This caused the end of the Great Depression.
  • NAEA is formed

    NAEAIn 1947 the four regional art associations merged under a single constitution to form the NAEA, which then officially became the Art Education Department of the National Education Association. Read more:
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Korean WarThe Korean war was a result of the physical division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    VietnamThe Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States.
  • Sputnik I

    Sputnik I
    Sputnik IHistory changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. The world's first artificial satellite was about the size of a beach ball (58 cm.or 22.8 inches in diameter), weighed only 83.6 kg. or 183.9 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. That launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age and the U.S.-U.S.
  • NASA is formed

    NASA is formed
    NASA is formed to compete with Russia in the space race. Education turns more in the direction of Science and Mathematics.
  • Victor D'Amico writes Experiments in Creative Art Teaching

    Victor D'Amico writes Experiments in Creative Art Teaching
  • Roe vs. Wade

    Roe vs. Wade
    Roe vs. WadeRoe v. Wade is the historic Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas interpretation of abortion law and making abortion legal in the United States. The Roe v. Wade decision held that a woman, with her doctor, could choose abortion in earlier months of pregnancy without legal restriction, and with restrictions in later months, based on the right to privacy.
  • RITA

    Gant applications were given credibility through Rudolf Arnheim's research for Reading Improvement Through Art.
  • Elliot Eisner becomes the president of the NAEA

    Elliot Eisner becomes the president of the NAEA
  • Three Mile Island nuclear accident

    Three Mile Island nuclear accident
    Three Mile IslandIn 1979 at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in USA, a cooling malfunction caused part of the core to melt in the # 2 reactor. The TMI-2 reactor was destroyed.
    Some radioactive gas was released a couple of days after the accident, but not enough to cause any dose above background levels to local residents.
  • DBAE

    DBAEDiscipline Based Art Education consists of Art Production, Art History, Art Criticism, & Aesthetics.
  • The Challenger Explodes

    The Challenger Explodes
  • Neo-DBAE

    Neo-DBAESome identified changes are: more encompassing curriculum content, an integration of art with other subject areas, and variable forms of assessment. It is suggested that Neo-DBAE is a response to postmodern developments, reform movements, multiculturalism, and teacher proactivism. Neo-DBAE is also the result of criticisms of original DBAE theory and practice in the 1980s.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    Operation Desert Storm was launched on Jan. 18, 1991, under the leadership of U.S. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf.
  • NAEA submits National Visual Arts Standards

    NAEA submits National Visual Arts Standards
    National Standards for Arts Education is a document which
    outlines basic arts learning outcomes integral to the comprehensive K-12 education of every American
    student. The Consortium published the National Standards in 1994 through a grant administered by MENC,
    the National Association for Music Education.
  • 9/11

  • President Bush Signs The No Child Left Behind Act

    President Bush Signs The No Child Left Behind Act
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    Iraq WarThe Iraq War (or War in Iraq) began on March 20, 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by the United States under the administration of President George W. Bush and the United Kingdom under Prime Minister Tony Blair. The war is also referred to as the Occupation of Iraq, the Second Gulf War, or Operation Iraqi Freedom by the US military.
  • Visual Culture Art Education

    Visual Culture Art Education
    Visual CultureVisual Culture as an academic subject is a field of study that generally includes some combination of cultural studies, art history, critical theory, philosophy, and anthropology, by focusing on aspects of culture that rely on visual images.
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