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

 

RSVP for our next Coffee Gathering on Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers

Engaging Educators in Art Museum Galleries: Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers
Monday, April 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM Eastern

Our next Coffee Gathering will be 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. Continue reading “RSVP for our next Coffee Gathering on Professional Development for PreK–12 Teachers”

Webinar on Virtual Reality for Object Display

DESCRIPTION:

Did you know that you can take any objects around you and create virtual reality content and lessons based on those objects? Join us on a journey through the Grasslands, Pre-Historic Times, and Native American Pottery, with the Museum of Texas Tech University, currently combining 3D scanning with zSpace augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to display historical objects in a virtual environment. With AR/VR at the museum, students and visitors are able to examine, interact, and explore these historical objects in a much more realistic, lifelike way, sparking curiosity and boosting their engagement, depth of understanding, and retention.
This educational webinar will allow attendees to:
  1. Learn how to create virtual models of material objects
  2. See the impact of AR/VR on museum exhibits, collections, and visitor experiences with a tour of AR/VR at the Museum of Texas Tech University
  3. Identify unique ways to incorporate AR/VR into social studies classes

Sign up here: https://info.zspace.com/historical-objects-in-a-virtual-world-integrating-ar-vr-into-social-studies

DATE: Tuesday March 19, 2019                     

TIME: 2:00 PM (PST) / 5:00 PM (EST)

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.

Museum Creates Program for Families Suffering from the Opioid Crisis

The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH has created a program for those affected by the opioid crisis. New Hampshire is ranked number three in the nation for drug overdoses.

Lynn Thomson, an assistant director of education and community engagement, explains that the program began with a simple question: What is Manchester dealing with now, and what does the community need?Collaborating with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, the Currier’s “Art of Hope” came to be. (Hyperallergic)

Image above: The Art of Hope program discussing Claude-Joseph Vernet’s “The Storm” (1759).

Another University Sells An Art Masterpiece

“If we’re going to start selling … individual items, we are effectively erasing that archive,” he said. “We are effectively undoing the work of faculty and administrators who have been collecting these,” argued SUNY Fredonia English Faculty member Birger Vanwesenbeeck following the single lot sale of  the painting, Georgian Woman Wearing a Lechaki, by the Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani.

Faculty and students at Fredonia, who regularly use the Stefan Zweig Collection in courses, felt as though the sale was wrong, despite the proceeds going to support the Reed Library, the building in which the collection is housed. (Inside Higher Ed)

Image above:  Georgian Woman Wearing a Lechaki, Nike Pirosmani

Faculty Workshop Agendas from the Allen Memorial Art Museum

During a recent Coffee Gathering: Curriculum Development Workshops with Liliana Milkova, Liliana Milkova discussed successful Curriculum Development Workshops she has hosted at Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum.

If you are organizing faculty workshops for professors or staff at your academic museum or gallery to integrate collections or exhibitions into their syllabi, you may find Liliana Milkova’s sample agendas a helpful resource.

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“Transfer: Learning In and Through the Academic Museum,” co-authored by Liliana Milkova and Steven S. Volk

During a recent RAAMP Coffee Gathering with Liliana Milkova, Milkova spoke about the Allen Memorial Art’s pre and post museum visit surveys.  Milkova and Steven S. Volk, Oberlin’s director of the Center for Teaching, Innovation, and Excellence, co-analyze survey results in “Transfer: Learning In and Through the Academic Museum,” a chapter published in Advancing Engagement: A Handbook for Academic Museums, Volume III (2015).

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