Friday, April 19
8am: Conversation and coffee
Noon-3pm: Lunch and afternoon workshops (FULL)
FREE; RSVP required
How might museums foster more inclusive, democratic dialogue and greater cultural understanding as these critical elements of civil discourse appear to fade from public life? Learn how MOCA and the Minneapolis Museum of Art (Mia) are impacting their communities through education initiatives that help people better understand one another, one discussion at a time.
Karleen Gardner, Director of Learning Innovation at Mia, will discuss how her museum is partnering with social scientists to research how object-based strategies and dialogical engagement with art can be catalysts for fostering emotional and cognitive connections.
Jeanne Hoel, Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs at MOCA will share dramatic findings for both students and teachers from an evaluation of the museum’s yearlong, discussion-based classroom partnership program, Contemporary Art Start (CAS).
Delve deeper with colleagues over lunch and choose between afternoon breakout workshops with each of the presenters (space is limited).
INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or (213) 621-1706