Schools receive masterpiece copies

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage public schools are each receiving 40 reproductions of American masterpieces from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The "Picturing America" donations program is distributing the artwork to 26,000 schools across the nation.

The program will benefit more 100 other schools across Alaska.

Endowment officials said the reproductions will become tools to teach about history, politics, philosophy and art.

The program includes photos of Native American baskets, reproductions of paintings by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper. Also included is a photo of Frank Lloyd Wright's modern architecture.

The endowment is an independent agency of the federal government focusing on research, education, preservation and public programs in humanities.

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