Curatorial Mini-Intensive – Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Wesleyan University

The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance invites applications for a fall edition of its curatorial mini-intensive for those interested in ICPP’s MA program. A small number of participants will be selected to attend two days of classes and exchanges of ideas on November 7–8, 2019 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The program will include intimate conversations with curators, artists, writers, scholars, and presenters. The curriculum will address time-based art practices through the work of artists and cultural leaders across the fields of dance, performance art, theater, and music. Discussions will range from ethical issues in curation and current topics in the art and performance fields to a range of interdisciplinary projects and the sharing of critical methods and practices.

The curatorial mini-intensive is free, and provides accommodation as well as a modest travel stipend. For full consideration, please submit the following documents to icpp@wesleyan.edu by October 13, 2019.

Letter of intent (one page)
Current curriculum vitae (up to three pages)

About ICPP
ICPP offers a 2-year low-residency Master of Arts in Performance Curation featuring:
–The opportunity to pursue an MA degree alongside other professional responsibilities
–An innovative curriculum and an individualized learning environment with small-sized classes
–3 residencies on Wesleyan University’s campus each year
–A modular learning structure that allows participants to study and work with an extensive curatorial community
–Eligibility for financial aid

ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers students a graduate-level education in curatorial approaches to developing and presenting dance, theater, performance, and other time-based arts.

The Master of Arts in Performance Curation is a two-year, low-residency program designed to study and enrich curatorial practices through intellectually rigorous and artist-centered methods, dialogues, writing, and fieldwork. ICPP works with a core group of faculty composed of renowned curators, artists, and scholars. Students and faculty meet three times a year on Wesleyan University’s campus, alongside engaging with field-wide symposia and artists’ residencies, and with visits to art institutions in New York City and the area. In addition, students have opportunities to work with a range of advisors on off-site practicums and independent projects tailored around their professional needs and research interests. Through the low-residency model, students simultaneously put ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address performance as an artistic medium and a lens through which to interrogate and act upon social and political issues. Read what ICPP alumnx say about the program.

For more information about ICPP, click here. To contact us, email ICPP Program Manager Rosemary Lennox: rlennox@wesleyan.edu.

 

Community Engagement with Eric Segal

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.

Student Engagement with Eric Segal

In this segment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, speaks about student engagement. Segal expands on how the museum becomes a part of many students’ experiences at the University of Florida through a required freshman year course (The Good Life), volunteering, internships, and by having professors curate exhibitions from the collection which reflect their unique perspective and discipline.

Research at the Academic Art Museum with Martina Droth

As the Deputy Director of Research, Exhibitions and Publications, and Curator of Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, Martina Droth oversees research, which informs all facets of the museum: public programs, education, academic outreach, visiting scholars, student positions, exhibitions and publications. She discusses how research is outward-facing at the Yale Center for British Art, providing the space for scholars of different disciplines to share their knowledge. Instead of providing definitive answers, Yale Center for British Art is a museum passionate about interdisciplinary exploration and inquiry.

How the Delta Center for Culture & Learning Showcases Its Impact

The Delta Center for Culture & Learning at Delta State University plays a critical role in bringing the history and culture of the Mississippi Delta to the public. In addition to hosting an annual NEH Landmarks Workshop for School Teachers, “The Most Southern Place on Earth,” the center runs the International Delta Blues Project and manages the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA). NHA recently completed a survey of the Delta Center’s Landmarks Workshop that explores the program’s longlasting impact on participants. Through qualitative and quantitative data, the results demonstrate that the program rejuvenates teachers, helps them incorporate creative and engaging pedagogies into their classrooms, and encourages continued professional development and strong professional networks. [National Humanities Alliance]

RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Engaging Educators in Art Museum Galleries

RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Engaging Educators in Art Museum Galleries

Our latest Coffee Gathering was with Dana Carlisle Kletchka, an Assistant Professor of Art Museum Education in the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at The Ohio State University. Her research areas include post-critical art museum education theory; professional development for PreK–12 teachers in art museum contexts; the use of social media and digital technologies on interpretation and engagement in the art museum; and the professional positionality of art museum educators within the profound paradigmatic shift of art museums over the last 40 years. In 2015, she was awarded the National Art Education Association’s Art Educator of the Year for the Museum Education division.

Over the past 20 years, she held professional education positions as Curator of Education at the Palmer Museum of Art at The Pennsylvania State University, as an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts, and as co-director of the Summer Institute of Contemporary Art (SICA), a joint project of SoVA and the Palmer Museum of Art. She was also the Coordinator of Docent and Interpretive Programs at The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, OK, and a Curatorial Intern in Art Museum Education at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

She is the co-editor and co-author of the recently published book Professional Development in Art Museums: Strategies of Engagement Through Contemporary Art with B. Stephen Carpenter, II.

Professional Development in Art Museums: Strategies of Engagement Through Contemporary Art explores the research and practice of professional development for preK-12 teachers in art museums, with emphasis on curricular possibilities, conceptual considerations, historical precedents, learner-centered teaching, critical teaching strategies, and communities of practice. Three sections fill this book with examples, strategies, and possibilities for educators interested in enriching teaching and learning in conversation with the art and issues of our times.

In this innovative anthology, co-editors Dana Carlisle Kletchka and B. Stephen Carpenter, II have compiled translations and examinations of theory and practice at the intersection of collaborative professional development, art museums, and contemporary art. To this end, a diverse group of art educators and art museum educators add to a growing body of knowledge about the purposeful reflections and dialogues, inspiring curricula, and innovative pedagogies that inform professional development experiences in art museum contexts.

Links


Kress Foundation Study on Academic Art Museums

 

Mellon Foundation Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey, 2018

 

Social Justice and Museums Resource List

See LaTanya Autry (@artstuffmatters) on issues of social justice and museums

 

Art museum education specializations situated in art education programs at major universities and their contacts:

The Ohio State University—Dr. Dana Carlisle Kletchka

The Florida State University—Dr. Pat Villeneuve and Dr. Ann Rowson Love

Teacher’s College at Columbia University—Olga Hubard

University of North Texas—Dr. Laura Evans

 

Summer Institute on Contemporary Art at Penn State (SICA):

On Sites , Twitter, and Instagram @sica_pennstate

Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter, faculty in charge

Dr. Olivia Gude, former visiting scholar: http://www.saic.edu/profiles/faculty/olivia-gude

Dr. Terry Barrett, former visiting scholar: http://terrybarrettosu.com/

 

National Art Education Foundation

 

CAA Conversations Podcast: Open Educational Resources (OER)

The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.

This week, Rosie Liljenquist and Anne Diekema discuss Open Educational Resources (OER).

Rose Liljenquist is an Open Educational Resources librarian at Gerald Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University. Anne Diekema is also a librarian at Gerald Sherratt Library and an assistant professor at Southern Utah Univeristy.