Chris Burden, A Tale of Two Cities, 1981. Two miniature cities with approx. five thousand toys, sand, plants, boulders, 800–1,200 sq ft (243.8–365.8 sq m). Courtesy Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. Photo: Lowe Art Museum
Join New Museum Assistant Curator Margot Norton and New Museum staff on Tuesday November 5, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the exhibition “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” (on view at the New Museum from October 2 through January 12).
“Extreme Measures” presents a selection of Burden’s work focused on weights and measures, boundaries and constraints, where physical and moral limits are called into question. Occupying all five floors of the Museum, “Extreme Measures” offers an extraordinary opportunity to examine the ways in which Burden has continuously investigated the breaking point of materials, institutions, and even himself. The exhibition will also feature an ambitious installation on the exterior of the Museum. “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” is organized by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, with Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions, Jenny Moore, Associate Curator (until July 2013), and Margot Norton, Assistant Curator.
9:30–10 AM Registration
10 AM–12 PM Exhibition Walkthrough and conversation with Margot Norton, Assistant Curator
1–3 PM – Join New Museum educators to explore the artworks and concepts introduced in the morning session. Through a closer look at the featured exhibition and an interactive workshop, participants will learn dynamic activities for engaging with contemporary art in the classroom.
The New Museum welcomes educators of all disciplines, but this program is geared toward high school teachers. Reservations are honored on a first come, first served basis. Workshop space is limited.
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