ByAnna Ratner Hetherington

Anna Ratner Hetherington is an art historian who teaches college and high school students right from wrong. She also dreams of introducing a visual literacy curriculum in all schools.

  1. During a recent visit to the Frick Collection, my students were expressively irritated by the lack of wall text that could explain the works of art to them. However, when forced to consider William Turner’s Fishing Boats Entering Calais Harbor, they were able to understand the precarious situation of the boat and intuit the frustration of seeing the proximity of the harbor yet being on a boat unlikely to reach it. They noted the