“Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging,” 2013. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner
Join New Museum staff and Curators Lauren Cornell and Gary Carrion-Murayari on Monday January 28, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to the exhibition “Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging” and Nari Ward’s iconic work Amazing Grace in the New Museum’s Studio 231 space.
“Museum as Hub: Walking Drifting Dragging” is a monthlong presentation of works by four emerging artists/collectives: Eunji Cho (Seoul), Ellie Ga (New York), Paulo Nazareth (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), and Mriganka Madhukaillya and Sonal Jain of Desire Machine Collective (Guwahati, India). The artists share a common preoccupation with walking, roaming, and drifting—moving slowly, close to the ground—and documenting their travels within highly personal terms that blend cartography with memory.
Part of the upcoming exhibition “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” which opens on February 13, Amazing Grace by Nari Ward incorporates over three hundred children’s stroller carriages bound together with pieces of discarded fire hose and arranged into the shape of a ship’s hull, with a pathway of fire hoses cut through the mass.
9:30–10 AM Registration
10–11:30 AM Exhibition Tours
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 consider the ways that artists respond to their surroundings and 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.
G:Class professional development seminars are led by artists, curators, and education professionals to guide teachers in methods that activate contemporary art in the classroom. The seminars expose teachers to contemporary art history and offer tools to encourage critical thinking, focusing on the integration of new art and new ideas with school curricula.