Monthly Archives: October 2012
Teaching with Contemporary Art
This school year has started out like none other in recent memory. The fascination to quantify practically everything in education has now moved steadily into art education, as discussed in last week’s interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis. Here in New York and across the entire country art educators (well, all educators, actually) are being forced to administer pre-assessment tests that “establish a baseline” of “what students know and are able to do” at the beginning of a course.
“Why would anyone listen to a derivatives lawyer talk about contemporary art?”
Curator and collector Kianga Ellis discusses what she looks for in an artist’s work and her mission to connect artists and collectors via social media platforms.