Thursday 06/05/14 9:30AM
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Professional Development for Teachers

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“Jeanine Oleson: Hear, Here,” 2014. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

Join artist Jeanine Oleson and New Museum staff on Thursday June 5, for a professional development seminar for high school teachers related to Oleson’s exhibition “Hear, Here” at the New Museum, on view from April 23–July 6.

Jeanine Oleson is an artist whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of photography, performance, film/video, and installation work. Challenging political and social norms through works that bear a distinctive mix of pathos and wit, Oleson engages contemporary societal topics. These include the collective psyche of apocalyptic anxiety, the global ecological crisis, the persistence of spiritual rituals, and alternative methods of addressing the myriad inequities produced by homophobia, racism, and classism.

Morning Session
9:30 AM – Registration
10 AM–12 PM – Join Oleson for an artist presentation and exhibition walk-through.

Afternoon Session
$5 – payable on the day of the workshop
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.

RSVP required. RSVP HERE!

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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