Invited Artist/Educator Guest Lectures & Workshops
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (November 2007)
The Grand Rapids Art Museum (February 2008),
The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Arts (Denver, April 2008)
The Nevada Museum of Art (September 2008)
University of Nevada, Reno (September 2008)
Walker Art Center (Minnesota, October 2008)
Cape Cod Museum of Art (November 2008)
Spruill Art Center of Atlanta (November 2008)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (December 2008)
Mumbai, India (several museums and cultural centers, February 2009)
Phoenix Art Museum (March 2009)
Houston Museum of Fine Arts (April 2009)
Mexico City, Museum of Modern Art (November 2009)
Mexico City, UNAM (November 2009)
Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Museum of Art (February 2010)
The Hood Museum (April 2010)
Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico (April 2010)
Denver Art Museum (June 2010)
Colorado Springs Art Center (June 2010)
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego (June 2010)
Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Rome, Italy (October 2010)
La Triennale of Milan and Art for Business, Milan (October 2010)
MAMBo (Bologna Museum of Modern Art), Bologna, Italy (October 2010)
Frye Art Museum, Seattle (November 2010)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (December 2010)
Conferences with personal presentations and/or workshops include:
Workshops for various audiences
Versions of these workshops have been held across the U.S. in such places as Reno, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Memphis, TN, Richmond, VA, Cleveland, OH, Phoenix, AZ, Seattle, WA, Tampa, FL, Pittsburgh, PA, Chicago, IL, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, and good old NYC and beyond. Internationally, lectures and workshops have been held in various locations including Mumbai, India, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Puebla,Mexico, Rome, Bologna and Milan, Italy, and London, England. Workshops are planned for Girona in Spain, Oslo, Norway and at the Mercosur Bienale in PortoAlegre, Brazil for 2011.
* For museum professionals, curators and educators, teachers, caregivers, researchers and professionals from care organizations; for directors, managers, coordinators, family literacy and ESOL teachers, ABE teachers, mentors, volunteers from a range of institutions and non-profit organizations.
Topics include: Teaching in Galleries, Performative Gallery Talks, Art and Dementia, Arts and Literacy, Family Literacy in Museum Settings, Integrating Arts in Teaching, The Museum as a Resource, Performative Teaching, Integrating Literacy into Museum Education, Making Art Accessible for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Caregivers.
* With families, children, teens, college students, mentors, adults learning English or in GED settings or in alternative programs, adults with schizophrenia or dementia, people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, children and adults with cognitive or physical or emotional disabilities.
Topics include: Language and Art, Wild Angles, Communities Around the World, Paintings and Stories, Art and Politics, Art and Collage, Photography and Text, Writing and Art, Systems of Writing, Masks from Around the World, The Harlem Renaissance, Celebrations and Traditions, Sports in Art, Egyptian Art, Greek Art, Dance and Music through the Visual Arts, Movement, Arts and Literacy, Museums and Family Literacy, Artists and Visions.
Lectures and gallery talks onsite at MoMA, and offsite at The New York Public Library branches, and other libraries and community organizations in New York, along with various cities in the U.S. and several spots around the world, and on a variety of topics and special exhibitions in art theory and practice, art history and the relationships or art, philosophy and literature, include:
Tradition and Innovation in Art (I-IV)
French Artists Between the Wars
You Too: the Viewer on View
Literature and Art
Words, Worlds, Works
Photography and Narrative
Photography and Innovation
Masks and Modern Art
The Book: Theory and Practice in Modern and Contemporary Art
Matisse and Picasso
Beyond the Visible: Odilon Redon
Seurat to Serra
Many of these interactive lectures, sometimes with a workshop component, were adapted over the years to work with audiences with various types of cognitive development/disabilities at MoMA, at the Queens Museum of Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, at Queens Public Libraries, New York public libraries and social and community organizations and museums all across the country and some parts of the globe.