Museum Education At The Art Institute Of Chicago

Author by : Art Institute of Chicago
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Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago explores the broad history and practice of art education, charting the museum's past, present, and future vision of what museum education can be and do. Drawing from a rich trove of archival, oral, and photographic resources, authors offer a lively account of museum education as an evolving profession, an outlet for aesthetic and political programs, and a crucial element of the Art Institute's public mission from the moment of its founding in 1879.


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Author by : Art Institute of Chicago. Junior Museum
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Against Invisibility

Author by : Xenia Gazi
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Description : This thesis is part of my academic research into Islamic art galleries and aims to produce a critical contribution to the representation and interpretation of Islamic art in the North American Museum. Islamic art galleries worldwide are facing similar challenges, including attracting visitors, presenting culture, contextualizing objects, and explaining terms and art that relate to the MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian) regions in ways that are relevant to multimodal audiences. The relationship between a museum and its visitors can only be a healthy one if the museum acknowledges its audience. Chicago, like other cities globally, is becoming increasingly demographically and religiously diverse. Diversity should, therefore, matter to museums, which is reflected in making exhibits not only accessible, but also empowering. Questions contemplated in this research include the following: What are the approaches used in public programming and museum education and interpretation at the Art Institute’s Islamic Gallery compared to other museums? What models were used in other community-based projects at the Art Institute? How can local communities become engaged in the museum programming or their representation? I answer these questions by considering the current status of the Art Institute’s Islamic Gallery based on research conducted with audience questionnaires and observations in Gallery 50. This research is then compared to the conclusions drawn from three case studies identifying recent displays of Islamic art in major metropolitan museums. There is nothing like tangible exploration and the witnessing of the human experience abroad that invigorates the academic endeavor to identify misunderstandings of other cultures and to present their accurate portrayal. If lasting experience is the measure of success, then thoughtfully offered interpretation and carefully crafted exhibition design are the key initiators. Interpretation is about creating experiences that celebrate the uniqueness and importance of exhibitions, so that visitors look deeper at artworks, feel curious for more, and think critically, enhancing their sense of connection to the museum. The Art Institute of Chicago plays a critical educational role, regionally and nationally, and by virtue of my current access to this institution, it represents the primary vehicle for my research. The Art Institute can support development of individualized learning styles by diversifying the manner in which art is conveyed through guided tours, lectures, discussions, and performances, in addition to contemporary, historical, and temporary exhibitions. In light of the decisive shift from the authoritative voice of museums towards encouraging community involvement and input into exhibition development decisions, advocacy has become crucial in promoting change. That advocacy is led by interpretive planners, or in the case of the Islamic Art Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago, by research projects like this one.


Notable Acquisitions At The Art Institute Of Chicago

Author by : Art Institute of Chicago
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Description : Notable Acquisitions at The Art Institute of Chicago


Teaching In The Art Museum

Author by : Rika Burnham
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Publisher by : Getty Publications
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Description : Teaching in the Art Museum investigates the mission, history, theory, practice, and future prospects of museum education. In this book Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee define and articulate a new approach to gallery teaching, one that offers groups of visitors deep and meaningful experiences of interpreting art works through a process of intense, sustained looking and thoughtfully facilitated dialogue.--[book cover].


The Art Museum As Educator

Author by : Council on Museums and Education in the Visual Arts
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Engaging Communities Through Civic Engagement In Art Museum Education

Author by : Bobick, Bryna
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Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : As art museum educators become more involved in curatorial decisions and creating opportunities for community voices to be represented in the galleries of the museum, museum education is shifting from responding to works of art to developing authentic opportunities for engagement with their communities. Current research focuses on museum education experiences and the wide-reaching benefits of including these experiences into art education courses. As more universities add art museum education to their curricula, there is a need for a text to support the topic and offer examples of real-world museum education experiences. Engaging Communities Through Civic Engagement in Art Museum Education deepens knowledge on museum and art education and civic engagement and bridges the gap from theory to practice. The chapters focus on various sectors of this research, including diversity and inclusion in museum experiences, engaging communities through new techniques, and museum and university partnerships. As such, it includes coverage on timely topics that include programs and audience engagement with the LGBTQ+, refugee, disability, and senior communities; socially responsive museum pedagogy; and the use of student workers. This book is ideal for museum educators, museum directors, curators, professionals, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in updated knowledge and research in art education, curriculum development, and civic engagement.


Modes Of Learning

Author by : Shannon M. Barnes
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Description : This study is concerned with art museum visitor engagement, specifically adult visitors. Improving visitor experience has long been a topic of interest for museum education professionals. With this project, I explore the potential of an educational tool of my own creation, and investigate the ways in which the social aspects of visiting a museum can contribute to a meaningful experience. Focusing on these two avenues of investigation, I seek to answer the following questions: How can an educational resource such as a non-digital guidebook support museum educators in helping adult learners enhance their museum experience and develop new perspectives? What perceptions of art and visiting art museums do non-expert adult learners have? How do the participants describe the value of the learning community coordinated to support interpersonal learning during their visit? Using Arts-Based methods, I developed a guidebook filled with gallery activities that promote a multimodal approach, discussion prompts, and illustrations for navigating the Art Institute of Chicago. Then, after recruiting a small group of willing participants who fit the definition of non-expert adult learners, I coordinated three group visits to the Art Institute of Chicago over a period of three months. Before our first visit, participants completed an informal questionnaire about their perceptions of art museums. Each group visit took place in a different area of the museum and involved a combination of gallery discussions, mini tours, and activities from the guidebook. To gather data I recorded guidebook entries and reflections after each visit, invited a colleague to observe group interactions, and maintained follow-up correspondence with each participant. During this Action-Based research project, I found that recruiting in "sets" made participants more likely to attend and more likely to interact in group discussions. I also was surprised to discover that participants were more responsive to my gallery facilitation than to "free time" with the guidebook. The guidebook turned out to be extremely helpful in structuring the content for group visits. Overall I was impressed by how quickly new social connections were established and maintained, and how much my own experience as a facilitator was enriched as a result. These conclusions underscore just how effective an element of sociability can be for meaningful museum experiences.


Creating The Visitor Centered Museum

Author by : Peter Samis
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to "dumb down" their work? What internal changes are required? Based on a multi-year Kress Foundation-sponsored study of 20 innovative American and European collections-based museums recognized by their peers to be visitor-centered, Peter Samis and Mimi Michaelson answer these key questions for the field. The book describes key institutions that have opened the doors to a wider range of visitors; addresses the internal struggles to reorganize and democratize these institutions; uses case studies, interviews of key personnel, Key Takeaways, and additional resources to help museum professionals implement a visitor-centered approach in collections-based institutions


Annual Report

Author by : National Endowment for the Arts
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Description : Reports for 1980-19 also include the Annual report of the National Council on the Arts.


Bulletin Bureau Of Education

Author by : United States. Bureau of Education
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Journey Into Art

Author by : Seonaid McArthur
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Academics Artists And Museums

Author by : Irina D. Costache
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Description : Collaboration and interdisciplinary practice in the museum are on the rise. Academics, Artists, and Museums examines twenty-first century partnerships between the museum and higher education sectors, with a focus on art museums and exhibits. The edited volume offers detailed analysis of how innovative curatorial relationships between museums and academia have sought to engage new, younger, audiences through the collaborative transformation of museums and exhibitions. Thematic topics explored include the forming and nature of interdisciplinary partnerships, the integration of museum learning into higher education, audience engagement, and digital technology. With a particular emphasis on practice in the US, the range of projects discussed includes those at both widely recognized and lesser known institutions, from The Met to the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center in the US, to Ewha University Museum in South Korea, and Palazzo Strozzi in Italy. The role of art and the work of the artist are firmly positioned at the core of many of the relationships explored. Academics, Artists, and Museums advocates for the museum as an experimental ‘laboratory’ where academia, art and the museum profession can combine to engage new audiences. It is a useful resource for museum professionals, artists, scholars, and students interested in collaboration and innovative practice.


Why Look At Plants

Author by : Giovanni Aloi
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Description : Why Look at Plants? proposes a thought-provoking look into the emerging cultural politics of plant-presence in contemporary art through the original contributions of artists, scholars, and curators who have creatively engaged with the ultimate otherness of plants in their work.


Teaching Art In A Postmodern World

Author by : Lee Emery
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Publisher by : Common Ground
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Description : Collection of essays by Australian and English art educators discussing the transition from modernist to postmodernist art education. Teachers reflect on changes in their own teaching, and discuss how they introduce students to contemporary art and plan a curriculum. Includes photos and references. Simultaneously published in PDF and paperback formats. Editor is Associate Professor in arts education at the University of Melbourne and is an honorary life member of the Australian Institute for Art Education.


Art In Chicago

Author by : Maggie Taft
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Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : For decades now, the story of art in America has been dominated by New York. It gets the majority of attention, the stories of its schools and movements and masterpieces the stuff of pop culture legend. Chicago, on the other hand . . . well, people here just get on with the work of making art. Now that art is getting its due. Art in Chicago is a magisterial account of the long history of Chicago art, from the rupture of the Great Fire in 1871 to the present, Manierre Dawson, László Moholy-Nagy, and Ivan Albright to Chris Ware, Anne Wilson, and Theaster Gates. The first single-volume history of art and artists in Chicago, the book—in recognition of the complexity of the story it tells—doesn’t follow a single continuous trajectory. Rather, it presents an overlapping sequence of interrelated narratives that together tell a full and nuanced, yet wholly accessible history of visual art in the city. From the temptingly blank canvas left by the Fire, we loop back to the 1830s and on up through the 1860s, tracing the beginnings of the city’s institutional and professional art world and community. From there, we travel in chronological order through the decades to the present. Familiar developments—such as the founding of the Art Institute, the Armory Show, and the arrival of the Bauhaus—are given a fresh look, while less well-known aspects of the story, like the contributions of African American artists dating back to the 1860s or the long history of activist art, finally get suitable recognition. The six chapters, each written by an expert in the period, brilliantly mix narrative and image, weaving in oral histories from artists and critics reflecting on their work in the city, and setting new movements and key works in historical context. The final chapter, comprised of interviews and conversations with contemporary artists, brings the story up to the present, offering a look at the vibrant art being created in the city now and addressing ongoing debates about what it means to identify as—or resist identifying as—a Chicago artist today. The result is an unprecedentedly inclusive and rich tapestry, one that reveals Chicago art in all its variety and vigor—and one that will surprise and enlighten even the most dedicated fan of the city’s artistic heritage. Part of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s year-long Art Design Chicago initiative, which will bring major arts events to venues throughout Chicago in 2018, Art in Chicago is a landmark publication, a book that will be the standard account of Chicago art for decades to come. No art fan—regardless of their city—will want to miss it.


Teaching The Museum

Author by : Leah M. Melber
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Teaching the Museum offers insights, anecdotes, and valuable advice on how to get started and how to succeed in this rapidly growing field. Twenty contributors with decades of museum experience point out the opportunities for new graduates and seasoned teachers alike who want to explore this exciting profession.


Designing The Creative Child

Author by : Amy F. Ogata
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Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
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Description : The postwar American stereotypes of suburban sameness, traditional gender roles, and educational conservatism have masked an alternate self-image tailor-made for the Cold War. The creative child, an idealized future citizen, was the darling of baby boom parents, psychologists, marketers, and designers who saw in the next generation promise that appeared to answer the most pressing worries of the age. Designing the Creative Child reveals how a postwar cult of childhood creativity developed and continues to this day. Exploring how the idea of children as imaginative and naturally creative was constructed, disseminated, and consumed in the United States after World War II, Amy F. Ogata argues that educational toys, playgrounds, small middle-class houses, new schools, and children’s museums were designed to cultivate imagination in a growing cohort of baby boom children. Enthusiasm for encouraging creativity in children countered Cold War fears of failing competitiveness and the postwar critique of social conformity, making creativity an emblem of national revitalization. Ogata describes how a historically rooted belief in children’s capacity for independent thinking was transformed from an elite concern of the interwar years to a fully consumable and aspirational ideal that persists today. From building blocks to Gumby, playhouses to Playskool trains, Creative Playthings to the Eames House of Cards, Crayola fingerpaint to children’s museums, material goods and spaces shaped a popular understanding of creativity, and Designing the Creative Child demonstrates how this notion has been woven into the fabric of American culture.


The Weekend Effect

Author by : Katrina Onstad
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : 'A powerful argument, and practical advice, on the importance of reclaiming your leisure time to live a happier and more fulfilling life' - Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Encroaching work demands - coupled with domestic chores, overbooked schedules, and the incessant pinging of our devices - have taken a toll on what used to be our free time: the weekend. With no space to tune out and recharge, every aspect of our lives is suffering: our health is deteriorating, our social networks (the face-to-face kind) are dissolving and our productivity is down. The notion of working less and living more has given way to the belief that you must be 'on' 24/7. Tired of suffering from Sunday-night let down, award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad pushes back against this all-work-no-fun ethos. Onstad follows the trail of people, companies and countries vigilantly protecting their time off for joy, adventure and meaning, and digs into the history, positive psychology and cultural anthropology of the great missing weekend. The Weekend Effect reveals that taking back those precious forty-eight hours is the key to increasing joy, creativity, productivity and success. It will be your persuasive, practical and much-needed guide to reclaiming your time off and, ultimately, saving yourself.


The Art Museum From Boull E To Bilbao

Author by : Andrew McClellan
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Art museums, cases of beauty and calm in a fast-paced world, have emerged in recent decades as the most vibrant and popular of all cultural institutions. But as they have become more popular, their direction and values have been contested as never before. This engaging thematic history of the art museum from its inception in the eighteenth century to the present offers an essential framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States.


Design And Agency

Author by : John Potvin
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Design and Agency brings together leading international design scholars and practitioners to address the concept of agency in relation to objects, organisations and people. The authors set out to expand the scope of design history and practice, avoiding the heroic narratives of a typical modernist approach. They consider both how the agents of design construct and express their identities and subjectivities through practice, while also investigating the distinctive contribution of design in the construction of individual identity and subjectivity. Individual chapters explore notions of agency in a range of design disciplines and historical periods, including the agency of women in effecting changes to the design of offices and working practices; the role of Jeffrey Lindsay and Buckminster Fuller in developing the design of a geodesic dome; Le Corbusier's 'Casa Curutchet'; a re-consideration of the gendered historiography of the 'Jugendstil' movement, and Bruce Mau's design exhibitions. Taken together, the essays in Design and Agency provide a much-needed response to the traditional texts which dominate design history. With a broad chronological span from 1900 to the present, and an equally broad understanding of the term 'design', it expands how we view the discipline, and shows how design itself can be an agent for social, cultural and economic change.


Museums In Arabia

Author by : Karen Exell
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Museum activity has, in recent years, undergone major and rapid development in the Arabian Peninsula, with the regeneration of existing museums as well as the establishment of new ones. Alongside such rapid expansion, questions are inevitably raised as to the new challenges museums face in this region and whether the museum, as a central focus of heritage preservation, also runs the risk of overshadowing local forms of heritage performance and preservation. With contributions from leading academics from a range of disciplines and heritage practitioners with first-hand experience of working in the region, this volume addresses the issues and challenges facing museums in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen and the UAE. It focuses on the themes of politics, public engagement and the possibility of a new museum paradigm which might appropriately reflect the interests and culture of the region. The interdisciplinary approaches analyse museum development from both an inside and outside perspective, suggesting that museums do not follow a uniform trajectory across the region, but are embedded within each states’ socio-cultural context, individual government agendas and political realities. Including case study analysis, which brings the more marginal nations into the debates, as well as new empirical data and critical evaluation of the role of the museum in the Arabian Peninsula societies, this book adds fresh perspectives to the study of Gulf heritage and museology. It will appeal to regional and international practitioners and academics across the disciplines of museum studies, cultural studies, and anthropology as well as to anyone with an interest in the Gulf and Middle East.


Learning In Comfort

Author by : Joshua D. Derbas
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Description : How to connect museum visitors to artwork and objects has been an ongoing experiment for museum educators during the past one hundred years. The result has included a wide array of interpretive techniques in the formal gallery and classroom setting. However, creating leisure learning experiences for the museum visitor within places of casual relaxation, the café as example, has not been fully explored. My research investigates the following questions: Can the café space within art museums be a platform for education departments to broaden their reach to visitors? Can this social and comfortable space be a portal for visitors to engage with the museum? If educational programming were brought into the café, would there be less disconnection between learning and comfort for the art museum visitor? My study aims to further expand our understanding of how leisure and comfort affects learning within museums. During this study, I used phenomenological research methods to observe and interview art museum visitors who visited the café space during their time at The Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Visitors that used the cafe spaces in these museums participated in my research through a short questionnaire. Through these interactions with the visitors, I gained perspective on how they perceived the café space in relation to the museum. I also interviewed a café manager within the Art Institute of Chicago to become familiar with the café space's relationship to the museum and the visitors. Finally, I interviewed a museum educator to consider possibilities for learning within the café through educational activities and displays. A key aspect to the café is the positive social environment that fosters the sharing of ideas and opinions in a comfortable environment. A visitor's leisure learning experience can be enriched with consistent exposure to exhibited content through accommodating, meaningful, and compelling educational features within the museum café. For the education department to connect with these café visitors, I found that the educational components must reflect the same comfort, rejuvenation, and approachability for which the café is known. Leisure learning within the café has the potential to enhance the visitor's entire museum experience and allow the visitor to learn in comfort.


From Knowledge To Narrative

Author by : Lisa C. Roberts
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Publisher by : Smithsonian Institution
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Description : From Knowledge to Narrative shows that museum educators—professionals responsible for making collections intelligble to viewers—have become central figures in shaping exhibits. Challenging the traditional, scholarly presentation of objects, educators argue that, rather than transmitting knowledge, museums' displays should construct narratives that are determined as much by what is meaningful to visitors as by what curators intend. Lisa C. Roberts discusses museum education in relation to entertainment, as a tool of empowerment, as a shaper of experience, and as an ethical responsibility. The book argues for an expanded role for museum education based less on explaining objects than on interpreting narratives.