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G:Class Professional Development for Teachers

Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors

Cover Image:

Paweł Althamer, Draftsmen’s Congress, 2010. Exhibition view: 7th Berlin Biennial, 2010. Courtesy the artist, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Warsaw, and neugerriemschneider, Berlin


Join artist Paweł Althamer and New Museum staff on Monday Feb 3, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to Althamer’s exhibition “The Neighbors,” at the New Museum from February 12 through April 20.

Since the early 1990s, Althamer (b. 1967 Warsaw, Poland) has established a unique artistic practice featuring an expanded approach to sculptural representation and consistently experimental models of social collaboration. Althamer is predominantly known for the figurative sculptures he creates of himself, his family, and various other individuals within his community. Beyond simple portraiture, these sculptures, in addition to the other activities he is involved in, highlight the complex social, political, and psychological networks in which he lives and operates.

Morning Session
9:30 AM Registration
10 AM–12 PM Join artist Paweł Althamer for an interactive artist presentation and discussion with New Museum curators.

Afternoon Session
1 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 hands-on 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.

Contact or 212.219.1222 ×231 with questions.


Generous support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund. The Global Classroom is made possible, in part, by the Bloomingdale’s Fund of the Macy’s Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. After School Teen Programs are supported by a grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

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 provided by the JPMorgan Chase Professional Development Workshop Program for Teachers.
Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.

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