RSVP for our next Coffee Gathering with NYU’s 80WSE on Institution as Material

Institution as Material

Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 PM (EST

On Wednesday, August 14 at 2:00 PM (EST) we will be online with Nicola Lees, Director and Curator of 80WSE, a non-profit exhibition space for contemporary art located in Washington Square, New York, under the pedagogical wing of its parent organization, the Steinhardt School at New York University.

Nicola will discuss the role artists have played as self-organizers, as either curators or presenters of their own art and art by others. She will also discuss the ways artists have unlearned, dis-invented, and deliberately misunderstood how works of art are circulated and displayed within institutional practice.

80WSE supports flexible, long-term engagements with artists, with a programmatic focus on intergenerational exchange, feminist, indigenous, and minoritarian perspectives, and artists whose complex practices have stood outside dominant narratives around contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include, Duane Linklater, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lutz Bacher, Dora Budor, Louise Lawler, Peter Gidal, Patricia L. Boyd and the group exhibitions ‘Dream of Solentiname’.

From 2012-2015 Nicola Lees was the Curator for Frieze Projects; leading the annual not-for-profit program featuring artist commissions, film, and music at Frieze London. In 2015, Lees was also curator of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Lees was previously Senior Curator at the Serpentine Gallery (London), where she oversaw interdisciplinary, time-based and performance projects and artist commissions as well as Park Nights, initiating the Serpentine Cinema series, and the Serpentine Gallery Marathon (co-curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist) from 2008-2012. Lees has also curated exhibitions at Malmö Konsthall in 2015 as well as Left Pop Bringing it Home at the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007. At the Irish Museum of Modern Art she worked on key solo exhibitions by Alex Katz, Miroslaw Balka, Georgia O’Keefe, Nalini Malani and a group exhibition curated with Philippe Parreno. Nicola Lees (b. London) lives and works in New York.

To RSVP to this Coffee Gathering, please contact Laura Busby at lbusby@collegeart.org

Our Coffee Gatherings are hosted on Skype for Business. Please download the application prior to participating. All participants who have RSVP’d will receive via email a link in advance to attend the session. Once you receive the link, you may join the conversation to test the application. Please use this same link when you are ready to join the scheduled date and time for the Coffee Gathering.

Please note the Coffee Gatherings are recorded and uploaded for future viewing.

We kindly request that you turn off your microphone during the conversation; however, you may keep your camera on if you wish.

RAAMP Coffee Gathering on Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

In this Coffee Gathering Amber Inwood (Museum Education Specialist for the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University) shared her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber has kindly permitted RAAMP to provide her contact information for others to be in touch with any questions about the pilot training program:

Phone: (757) 683-4669
Email: ainwood@odu.edu 

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RSVP for our next Coffee Gathering on Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

Monday, July 22 at 2:00 PM (EST)

For our next coffee gathering we will be speaking with Amber Inwood, Museum Education Specialist from The Barry Art Museum as part of Old Dominion University. Amber will share her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber Inwood is the contracted Museum Education Specialist for the recently opened (2018) Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Within this role, she has been the lead facilitator for the Museums pilot Gallery Educator program. Prior to this Amber was a member of the Bishop Museum Education team in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2007 to 2017. While there, Amber served as a science and culture educator and as the Science Education Manager for 5 years. As manager she was also the project manager for numerous government and community funded science, art and culturally integrated education projects. Most recently, Amber completed her MS in Education, Free Choice Learning at Oregon State University. During this, she undertook a study on Native Hawaiian middle school students’ interest drivers while taking part in place-based informal education programs under Professors Dr. Lynn Dierking and Dr. Pauline Chinn.

In anticipation of our discussion with Amber Inwood, please take a moment in advance to review Freeman Tilden’s 6 Principals of Interpretation as she will touch on this resource.

To RSVP to this Coffee Gathering, please contact Laura Busby at  lbusby@collegeart.org. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email with a link to the conversation.

Our Coffee Gatherings are hosted on  Skype for Business. Please download the application prior to participating. All participants who have RSVP’d will receive via email a link in advance to attend the session. Once you receive the link, you may join the conversation to test the application. Please use this same link when you are ready to join the scheduled date and time for the Coffee Gathering.

Please note the Coffee Gatherings are recorded and uploaded for future viewing.

We kindly request that you turn off your microphone during the conversation; however, you may keep your camera on if you wish.

If time allows during the session, we may accept questions via the chat box on Skype for Business (left hand side of the application). If we are unable to address your questions during the recording, please contact Cali Buckley with your questions and we are happy to assist with any inquiries you may have.

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”

Coffee Gathering: Social Action, Censorship, and Campus Art Museums

Coffee Gathering: Social Action, Censorship, and Campus Art Museums
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Our last coffee gathering took place on March 19. A video of our discussion will be available for viewing shortly.

 

Discussion leaders and facilitators:

Saralyn Reece Hardy is the Marilyn Stokstad Director at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. Prior to her time there, she served as Director of Museums and Visual Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts and as Director of the Salina Art Center in Salina, Kansas.

Matthew Clay-Robison is Gallery Director at York College of Pennsylvania. His curatorial philosophy focuses on the intersection of visual art and social justice. His own work as an artist addresses sociopolitical issues through printmaking. He holds a BFA from the University of Connecticut and MFA from the University of Maryland.

Daniel Bejar is an interdisciplinary based in Brooklyn, NY. Bejar was a fellow at the New York Foundation for the Arts and received grants from the Franklin Furnace Fund Grant and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, among others.

December Coffee Gathering Recording and Resources

Image: ©MIT List Visual Arts Center

Is that a Picasso in Your Dorm Room? Recording

If RAAMP followers have any lingering questions regarding the student loan programs at MIT’s List Center for Visual Arts, Williams College of Art Museum, or the Rose Art Museum following December’s Coffee Gathering, please contact:

Ariana Webber, Registrar for Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center; amwebber@mit.edu

Diane Hart, Senior Museum Registrar for Collections and Exhibitions at the Williams College Museum of Art; dhart@williams.edu

Jessica Cloer, Associate Registrar at the Rose Art Museum; jcloer@brandeis.edu

Guide to Art Lending Programs for Students in Institutions of Higher Learning

Jessica Cloer’s 20176 Capstone Thesis from her graduate work at the Harvard University Extension School

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MIT List Visual Arts Center Student Lending Program Loan Agreement

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MIT List Visual Arts Center Student Loan Handout

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Williams College Museum of Art WALLS Art Loan Form