Monday 01/29/18 9:30AM-3PM
New Museum Theater, Lobby, and Fifth FloorVisit Us

Professional Development Workshop for Educators

Animating Rights

Cover Image:

Hallie Jay Pope, The State of Student Privacy in Massachusetts, 2015. Digital illustration, 28 1/2 × 8 1/4 in (72.4 × 21 cm). Courtesy American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

Who, or what, qualifies as a person? How does one gain specific rights in our society? How are ideas of personhood moralized, debated, and questioned through visualization and storytelling? This daylong Professional Development Workshop, part of the New Museum Department of Education and Public Engagement’s Spring 2018 R&D Season: ANIMATION, explores concepts of animation and personhood to consider how students and educators might gain a better understanding of their rights and agency through art.

Morning Session
9:30 AM: Registration
10 AM–12 PM: Presentation and discussion with Hallie Jay Pope of Graphic Advocacy Project

Graphic Advocacy Project (GAP) makes legal concepts accessible to the public through visual communication. Partnering with other social justice advocates, GAP expresses the law in ways that inform, engage, and mobilize. Hallie Jay Pope, founder and president of GAP, will join us for a conversation about her work and how visual interpretations of rules and law can help us engage our classrooms and schools. Pope has created comics on topics such as student privacy, reproductive rights, and police accountability. She will walk us through the ways in which animating laws and rights can cultivate conversations and empower students and educators.

Afternoon Session
1–3 PM: Visit with artist Anna Craycroft and workshop with educator-in-residence Tiffany L. Jones

In the afternoon session, participants will visit artist-in-residence Anna Craycroft as she works behind the scenes in her exhibition “Motion into Being” in the Fifth Floor Gallery. Each week, Craycroft shoots new footage of an animation within her installation, which serves as both a set and a screening environment when the Museum is open to the public. Craycroft is interested in animation, fables, and folklore as ways to bring contested ideas about personhood and agency to life.

Following this, participants will engage in an activity with resources for their classroom use, facilitated by educator-in-residence Tiffany L. Jones with guest artist Hallie Jay Pope.

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.

RSVP is required to attend. RSVP here by January 26, 2018.

For questions, contact or 212.219.1222 ×231.


Generous lead support is provided by the Keith Haring School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.

New Museum school and teen programs are made possible, in part, by Con Edison, Bloomingdale’s, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The Council for Artists Research and Residencies is gratefully acknowledged.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Additional endowment support is provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.

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