Graduate Symposium 2018 Pedagogy: Engage, Critique, Inspire
September 13, 2018
Join us for the 2018 Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Symposium, Pedagogy: Engage, Critique, Inspire on October 12-13.
This symposium will engage all those who regularly look at, think about, and make art—especially art students and faculty, artists, art critics, and curators. Through a participatory workshop on positionality in the classroom, as well as panels and workshops on critical pedagogy, experiential learning and critique we will investigate the ways art is discussed, valued, and taught, generating new strategies for the training of artists and critics, with a particular emphasis on what it means to decolonize places of learning.
Our keynote speaker is Allan deSouza whose forthcoming book How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change (Duke UP, 2018) examines popular terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.
Learn more or RSVP to join us for this free event.
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Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.