Category Archives: Spotlight on Practice

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Building Bridges to Museums: How Classroom Teachers Can Help Reach Marginalized Youth

By Clare Hagan, DeWitt Clinton High School During most days here in New York (and especially the recent spring break), art museums are thronged with families. Parents, grandparents and their children of all ages orient themselves with maps, cruise galleries and favor

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Building Bridges to Museums: How Classroom Teachers Can Help Reach Marginalized Youth

By Clare Hagan, DeWitt Clinton High School During most days here in New York (and especially the recent spring break), art museums are thronged with families. Parents, grandparents and their children of all ages orient themselves with maps, cruise galleries and favor

Nothing signifies 'play' like this installation by Martin Creed. Photo by Nicolas Mirguet.

Long Live the Spirit of Play: Tracking a Theme through NAEA 2014

By Rachel Ropeik, Brooklyn Museum What do maker spaces, bodily collisions with strangers, and sculptures made of Turkish delight have in common?  They were all part of sessions at the recent 2014 National Art Education Association Convention in San Diego.

Nothing signifies 'play' like this installation by Martin Creed. Photo by Nicolas Mirguet.

Long Live the Spirit of Play: Tracking a Theme through NAEA 2014

By Rachel Ropeik, Brooklyn Museum What do maker spaces, bodily collisions with strangers, and sculptures made of Turkish delight have in common?  They were all part of sessions at the recent 2014 National Art Education Association Convention in San Diego.

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In the Midst of Practice: Reflections on the Gallery Teaching Marathon

By Olga Hubard, Teachers College, Columbia University We all know that one way we grow as museum education professionals is by sharing our practices and the thinking that surrounds them. In most cases we do this through traditional presentations: our

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In the Midst of Practice: Reflections on the Gallery Teaching Marathon

By Olga Hubard, Teachers College, Columbia University We all know that one way we grow as museum education professionals is by sharing our practices and the thinking that surrounds them. In most cases we do this through traditional presentations: our

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Invisible Pedagogies: Expanding the Concept of Education in Museums

Written by Andrea de Pascual Invisible Pedagogies (IP) is a collective that works on the creation of a space in which we can rethink the relationship between art and education. It was born in Madrid in 2009 and was formed

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Invisible Pedagogies: Expanding the Concept of Education in Museums

Written by Andrea de Pascual Invisible Pedagogies (IP) is a collective that works on the creation of a space in which we can rethink the relationship between art and education. It was born in Madrid in 2009 and was formed

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Sharing Authority / Sharing Perspectives: Native Voices

Written with Deana Dartt, Curator of Native American Art, Portland Art Museum In 1989, the Portland Art Museum brought together a group of about twenty people to discuss the museum’s Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast Native American Art. Gathering in

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Sharing Authority / Sharing Perspectives: Native Voices

Written with Deana Dartt, Curator of Native American Art, Portland Art Museum In 1989, the Portland Art Museum brought together a group of about twenty people to discuss the museum’s Rasmussen Collection of Northwest Coast Native American Art. Gathering in

Mike Murawski caught live tweeting photos of the Museum Throw Down. Photo by Neal Stimler.

What’s the Risk? Reflections on a #MuseumThrowDown

Last week, ArtMuseumTeaching partnered up with 3 amazing museum educators and the American Folk Art Museum to host the first Museum Teaching Throw Down.  The event was a huge success, and I would like to thank the American Folk Art

Mike Murawski caught live tweeting photos of the Museum Throw Down. Photo by Neal Stimler.

What’s the Risk? Reflections on a #MuseumThrowDown

Last week, ArtMuseumTeaching partnered up with 3 amazing museum educators and the American Folk Art Museum to host the first Museum Teaching Throw Down.  The event was a huge success, and I would like to thank the American Folk Art

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Gallery Teaching Marathon in San Diego

The ArtMuseumTeaching community has been growing now for more than 2 years, providing an online forum for educators and museum professionals to reflect on practice, teaching, learning, technology, public engagement, diversity, professional development, and a whole host of other issues

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Gallery Teaching Marathon in San Diego

The ArtMuseumTeaching community has been growing now for more than 2 years, providing an online forum for educators and museum professionals to reflect on practice, teaching, learning, technology, public engagement, diversity, professional development, and a whole host of other issues

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Are you ready for a THROW DOWN?

According to Wiktionary, the term “throw down” was popularized in 1990s street culture, derived from the idiom throw down the gauntlet or “to issue a challenge,” also used in the sense of “to make a stand” or “to stand up and contribute

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Are you ready for a THROW DOWN?

According to Wiktionary, the term “throw down” was popularized in 1990s street culture, derived from the idiom throw down the gauntlet or “to issue a challenge,” also used in the sense of “to make a stand” or “to stand up and contribute

Breakout session at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art during Open Engagement 2013.

Open Engagement: 100 Questions 100 Days

Open Engagement is an annual international conference and gathering that focuses on social practice and socially-engaged art.  For several years, the conference was hosted here in Portland, Oregon, and I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 conference which linked

Breakout session at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art during Open Engagement 2013.

Open Engagement: 100 Questions 100 Days

Open Engagement is an annual international conference and gathering that focuses on social practice and socially-engaged art.  For several years, the conference was hosted here in Portland, Oregon, and I was fortunate enough to attend the 2013 conference which linked

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Forget About the Price Tag: Engaging with a Masterpiece

This past November, the art market grabbed headlines around the globe with the record-breaking auction purchase of Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud.” With nearly 500 news stories (and counting), this trio of canvases has garnered nearly

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Forget About the Price Tag: Engaging with a Masterpiece

This past November, the art market grabbed headlines around the globe with the record-breaking auction purchase of Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych “Three Studies of Lucian Freud.” With nearly 500 news stories (and counting), this trio of canvases has garnered nearly

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Bringing the Museum into the Art History Classroom

Written by Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor of Art  History at Baruch College, City University of New York, and co-founder of Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR).  This post was originally published online at Art History Teaching Resources, a streamlined, peer-populated teaching resources site sharing

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Bringing the Museum into the Art History Classroom

Written by Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor of Art  History at Baruch College, City University of New York, and co-founder of Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR).  This post was originally published online at Art History Teaching Resources, a streamlined, peer-populated teaching resources site sharing

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Letting Go and Opening Up: Teen Voices in Art Museums

By Chelsea Emelie Kelley, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Patty Edmonson, Cleveland Museum of Art When museums share interpretive control of their collections, amazing things can happen. Many museums are reimagining how visitors can interact with and engage in their collections,

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Letting Go and Opening Up: Teen Voices in Art Museums

By Chelsea Emelie Kelley, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Patty Edmonson, Cleveland Museum of Art When museums share interpretive control of their collections, amazing things can happen. Many museums are reimagining how visitors can interact with and engage in their collections,