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Dr. Khalil Muhammad Visits TC  ☆

Citing Lewis Lapham’s claim in “Ignorance of Things Past” that Americans have “a wonderful talent for grand simplification,” Dr. Muhammad made an unimpeachable case for the significance of history, archival work, and the Schomburg center in undoing at least a century of historical oversimplification of the black experience in America, and the American experience writ …

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‘Spearheading Debate: Culture Wars & Uneasy Truces’, with Steven Dubin  ☆

"As South Africa's democracy matures, this book analyses the following questions: how does the state mediate between traditional tribal authority and constitutional law in matters such as initiation customs or the rights of women, children and gay people? "

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Paper Presentations at the 2013 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference  ☆

This past Friday and Saturday, April 19th and 20th, Teachers College held its 2013 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference (DiRP).

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Educating Harlem, Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community  ☆

The Department of Arts and Humanities would like to invite you To a Public Lecture by Dr. Khalil Muhammad, the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Grand Simplification: Historical Illiteracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration Wednesday, April 24th Lecture: 4-6pm in Room 179 Grace Dodge Hall Reception immediately following in …

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Viva Harlem U: Black and Puerto Rican Students and the Transformation of City College 

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From TC to Joe’s Pub: Music Ed Students Play the City  ☆

Since getting their undergraduate degrees at The New School, Christian Nourijanian and Dustin Kaufman have followed a similar trajectory in their career and educational paths.  Dustin recently graduated from Teachers College with a dual Master’s degree that pairs a jazz performance major from Manhattan School of Music (MSM) with a music education major from Teachers …

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INSTEP Art: Delving Deeper and Making Connections  ☆

This summer, students in the INSTEP Art program had the opportunity to participate in an inventive workshop with Maine-based artist Lissa Hunter. With numerous residencies, exhibitions, fellowships, and awards on her resume, Hunter brought a wealth of experience and creativity with her to the workshop. Her own work, which includes drawing, basket making, and a …

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TC, MoMA and The Art Barge Series Followed the Path of Victor D’Amico  ☆

The “Art as a Human Necessity” event series, hosted in June 2011 in three meaningful locations, celebrated the life and work of art education legend and TC alumnus and instructor Victor D’Amico (1904-1987). D’Amico, who believed that art education for children should be based on making art and that people could learn a way of …

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Noguchi and Drawing  ☆

If you are looking for something stimulating this weekend...


Reposted from Splitting Skulls. Written by Chris Moffett.

First off, if you haven't been to the Noguchi Museum, go. It's a sublime space to spend time with a sublime artist. (Weekdays you can have it almost all to yourself.) Second, go now. The current exhibit of animal drawings, is a rare glimpse into a different medium for the artist. Both their own, and …

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Aesthetics in the Classroom: PLATO Institute Session 

On June 28 and 29, TC hosted the first-ever PLATO Institute where 70+ scholars and practitioners from across the country and around the world (Turkey and Chile were both represented) gathered for a series of sessions focused on the pre-college instruction of Philosophy. The event was networking nirvana:  trailblazers in the field attended, with the …

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“Art as a Human Necessity”: TC, MoMA and The Art Barge Sessions Celebrate the Life and Work of Victor D’Amico 

A pioneer in Art Education, TC alumnus and instructor Victor D'Amico (1904-1987) believed that art education for children should be based on making art, as opposed to the teaching of rote techniques. Throughout his long and storied career he began and taught scores of art workshops, classes and programs based on that idea. He was …

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Arts and Humanities Students: “Most Likely to Succeed at Changing the World”  ☆

“When I really want to kvell about Teachers College, I talk about our students,” says Susan Fuhrman in President’s Letter of the Spring 2011 issue of TC Today.  Her comments kick off a special issue dedicated to student profiles, which once read, easily prove Fuhrman’s assertion that TC students are special both for their desire …

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Mediated Earth: Footprints & Shoemaking 


Reposted from Splitting Skulls. Written by Chris Moffett.

You are as quick as a spartan hound to pick up the tracks of the argument... —Plato, Parmenides 128b-c The question of footprints, of the traces we leave in our contact with the world, is one that runs through the history of philosophy of education. How do we know where we have been? And what …

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Creating Worlds with Photomontage 

Thursday, April 28, 2011…blogging live from the Creativity, Imagination + Innovation Symposium. I’ve just left the “Creating Worlds with Photomontage” experiential workshop, led by Assistant Professor of Art Education Olga Hubard. Amazing session—100% hands on.

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Book Talk on Design & Visual Culture in Pakistan @ Macy gallery 

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Educator Conference at Whitney Museum 

Educator Conference at Whitney Museum Saturday, April 2 8:30 am–12:30 pm Art, Social Studies, and English Language Arts teachers from middle and high schools are invited to register for our first Educator Conference. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, this half-day conference will focus on the role of …

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Barterin’ for Learnin’: The Trade School at The Whitney Museum 

One of our people, Chris Moffett, is involved in a really interesting project about art, movement, community building and new forms of education. And he'll be at the Whitney on March 25th!


Reposted from Splitting Skulls. Written by Chris Moffett.

Our class on Relational Drawing is all full up for this, but I highly encourage people to attend one of the other classes. The Trade School is well worth experiencing. We've enjoyed working with them a great deal. And if you are interested in hearing when we'll be offering Relational Drawing again, just get on …

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In the Woods on Wednesday, February 16th 5-7pm, Milbank Chapel. 

...In the Woods is a mysterious, existential feature film journey: a walk into the unknown. It offers a highly creative way to tell a story and interact with the cinematic experience. Set in the woods and with original vocalizations by Yoko Ono, the film hosts a star-studded cast of award-nominated actors; Grammy-winning musicians and activists; …

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CLASS: “Storying” Lives Across Modes of Discourse 

A&HA 4086 Current Issues and Practices in Art Education: “Storying” Lives Across Modes of Discourse Prof. Olga Hubard Kiki Smith, Mine, 1999. ⓒ Kiki Smith, photo courtesy of PaceWildenstein, New York Tuesday 07:20pm-09:00pm, 2-3 credits · How might life stories--ours, our students’--matter in education? · How can engagements with …

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Digital StoryTelling 

Last Friday and Saturday, Macy Gallery hosted two identical full-day sessions on Digital StoryTelling: Experimenting with digital media for art educators. The two sessions ran from 9:30 to 5:00, and was led by Dr. Hua-Chu Yen, an artist,educator and digital media specialist. This workshop was the first of a series that is open and free …

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