Emily Sara wrote an open letter to members of the art world to fight against ableism. [Hyperallergic]
The Spencer Museum of Art is excited to share a new resource that we invite you to explore! Developed by and for university educators, the Spencer Museum of Art’s Curricular Resources Database brings together a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the Museum’s collections.
With the Curricular Resources Database, you can:
- Browse a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the museum’s collections.
- Search assignments and activities by keyword, activity type, class size, and more
- Connect your curricular topics and goals to works in the Spencer’s collections.
- Adapt assignments across topics, departments, and disciplines.
- Contribute your own assignment!
You can access the database at https://spencerartapps.ku.edu/curricular-resources.
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We would appreciate your feedback on our new database as we continue to develop educational resources. Click here to take an approximately two minute survey about the Curricular Resources Database that will provide us with invaluable information. Many thanks to all of our contributors who have made this resource possible!
An open letter urging the art community to proactively support the neurodiverse and disabled communities. [Hyperallergic]
Help your museum visitors find the restroom and orient themselves within the public spaces. [MuseumNext]
The Sanford Center for Aging and the John and Geraldine Lilley Museum of Art partnered to create Art Partners, a program that pairs students with older adults to engage with art. [University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine]
Visiting fellow and artist Shaun Leonardo and Jane South, the chair of the Fine Arts Department within the School of Art at Pratt Institute discuss the unique relationship between the college and its community. The conversation is moderated by Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic. [Hyperallergic]
Read the engaging work by the winners of the Exhibition Label Writing Competition, which is sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Curators Committee, in cooperation with the EdCom and NAME networks, and in partnership with the Museology Graduate Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. [American Alliance of Museums]
In this first segment of RAAMP’s video practica, Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director at CAA, speaks with Rebecca Nagy, Director of the Harn Museum of Art, about the museum’s institutional advancement. In the interview, O’Hanian and Nagy discuss the museum’s tactics in attracting visitors from not only the University of Florida, but also the community at large. Nagy expresses the importance of fundraising and creating partnerships with the different colleges on campus and schools in the area. Nagy also gives advice on creating a fundraising program.
In this installment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, talks about the strategies and techniques that the museum employs to engage faculty. Segal explains the museum’s broad range of relationship-building initiatives: one-on-one meetings with professors to find curricular ties with the collection, faculty curated exhibitions, and involving the campus community in exhibition advisory meetings.
Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, discusses the ways in which the Harn Museum of Art promotes community engagement as part of a broader five-year diversity and inclusion plan. Segal explains the many ways in which the Museum is achieving this goal: through the Bishop Study Center, the Head Start Program, the “made by an immigrant” initiative, and the Tele-Tours.