Overall title for how I’ve conceived of my work, my ‘agency’, in museum education and museum work throughout the years: Avant-Garde Museum Education.

This  has involved a variety of endeavors, including a class of the same name I conceived and implemented at Pratt (title changed to Museum Collaborations), itself part of new suites of classes designed for museum studies and a minor at Pratt.

AME was also the name of  talk I gave at The Frick, a wildish, clarion call-ish, manifesto-ish lecture which allowed me to synthesize in an adventurous way some of the more important concepts and new frameworks.

Innovative and provocative, irreverent yet rigorous, adventurous but firmly rooted in reflective practice, propositions put forth in this lecture place contemporary museum education at the forefront and intersection of critical theory and pedagogy, social and cultural design, creative and artistic practice, and the reimagining of a relevant post-museum. This is the seventh annual Samuel H. Kress Lecture in Museum Education, which is intended to further the study, understanding, and practice of museum education in the twenty-first century.

and for the video:

In a way, I plan to cease excessive work in this realm, and plan to ‘retire’ or suddenly stop in 2019, fifteen years after I started. I’m bringing it all into OSAMPO: Onward with the Spunkedic Avant-Garde Museum Practices Oemnibus…