Below is a select list of programs that I've developed during my professional career.
Taft Museum of Art Adult Programs
Duncanson Artist-in-Residence Program - A two-week residency that celebrates the achievements of contemporary African American artists in honor of Nicholas Longworth and Robert S. Duncanson.
Cohen Distinguished Lecture Series - A yearly lecture series that features noted scholars in the area of nineteenth century European art.
Chamber Music | Tunes of the Taft | Fall Jazz Series - A monthly music series held from January through August that features live performances of classical, jazz, and pop musicians.
YP Events - Program organized quarterly in conjunction with special exhibitions. The program includes tours, art making, music, talks and discussions, and opportunities to socialize with peers and professionals.
A Deep Look: Participants are invited to look closely at a work of art for prolonged period of time.
Symposium - A symposium organized in conjunction with Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape. The speakers included: Lynne Ambrosini, Director of Collections and Exhibitions; Nienke Bakker, Curator of Van Gogh Paintings Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands; David A. Brenneman, Wilma E. Kelley Director Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington; Heather Lemonedes, Curator of Drawings and Interim Co-Chief Curator Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland; Kevin Robbins, Associate Professor of Modern French Urban and Cultural History Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis; Madeleine Fidell-Beaufort, Professor Emerita American University, Paris; Claire Durand-Ruel Snollaerts, Independent Art Historian, Paris
Artist Reaching Classrooms - A program that provides opportunities for high school students to meet with work with living artists and to create art that is exhibited in an annual exhibition. Awards and scholarships are made available.
Curriculum Tours - Passport to Art - Language Arts for grades 2-8; Daily Life in the Past - Social Studies for grades 2-3; Ohio “State of the Art” – Social Studies for grade 4; China Connection – Social Studies for grade 6; The Apple and the Rectangle - Math and art for grade 4; Probability Tour of the Taft Treasures - Math and art for grades 6-8.
3rd Sunday Funday - A monthly family program that provide performances, art cart activities, art-making, and scavenger hunts.
Taft Junior - A special pre-k program that features storytelling in the galleries and art-making the Dater education space.
Taft Junior on the Go - A Pre-K program organized in partnership with Cincinnati Public Library.
Memories in the Museum - A year-long program for patients with Alzheimers organized in conjunction with the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati Museum of Art and the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Adult Programs Symposiums/Conferences
Making Connections: VTS Symposium, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, April 2013. Conference featuring VTS representative Nancy Jones.
Bill Traylor Symposium, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, April 14, 2012April 2012, (Keynote Speaker, Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Susan Crawley, High Museum of Art (Tours of historic Montgomery led by historians Mary Ann Neeley and Richard Bailey)
Ekphrasis: A Monthly Book Club about Art and Artists. The program included a multimedia presentation and visiting authors on site or via Skype.
Art Talk - Quarterly meetings that provide opportunities for community artists to discuss and exchange ideas about the art and artistic practice.
After School Art and Young Artists - After school painting classes for elementary school students
Adult Art Classes - Offering one day to weeklong art workshops that included painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and stained glass.
School Programs and Tours
American Scene: A fifth grade tour that included every school in the Montgomery Public School System. This three-part tour included tours of the permanent collection, the ArtWorks family interactive gallery, and art-making activities. The tour made curriculum connections to history, social social studies, math, and the visual arts.
AP Art History - the AP Art History class was held daily throughout the year to educate students about the history of art. Students learned to identify works of art by artist and time period and analyzed individual works of art in depth, comparing and contrasting art from different world cultures and periods. The class included gallery study and trips to other museums.
After School Art - A special art program organized in partnership with Mt. Meigs Juvenile Correction Facility and Campus.
Teen Council - Teens met once a month with education staff to plan two major events a year that celebrated artistic expression in the form of poetry, music, dance and visual art.
Family Art Affair - A monthly family art-making program held in the museum’s studios, in conjunction with Jazz Jams featuring local jazz musicians. The program focused on themes related to special exhibitions.
Tales for Tots - A monthly preschool program that included storytelling and artmaking
The Art of Baking - an annual puppet show that educates young audiences about the "art of baking" through the language of color and movement. The puppets represent a diversity of cultures and includes video projections and musical performances.
Columbus Museum School Tours/Programs
Learning to Look - a curriculum tour that focused on the formal elements of art for grades 1 through 3. Tour included hands-on activities in the studio and tours of the collection.
Georgia Children at Work and Play - A tour for third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades that focused on regional history. The tour included multiple visits to the Columbus Museum’s Chattahoochee Regional History gallery, Historic Columbus and Port Columbus Museum. Tours focused on history and social studies.
VTS Conference for Educators featuring Phillip Yenawine. Noted scholar and researcher, Phillip Yenawine led discussions on the core principles of VTS.
Adult Programs Symposium
American Decorative Arts Symposium - The symposium featured prominent scholars in the field of collecting and interpreting decorative arts in the United States: Dr. Philip Zimmerman, Museum and Decorative Arts Consultant, discussed "Duncan Fyfe and Furniture Making in New York City"; Dr. Stephen Harrison, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Cleveland Museum of Art, addressed "Early Modernism in the Work of Louis Comfort Tiffany"; Dr. Joseph Cunningham, Curator, American Decorative Art 1900 Foundation, discussed the topic of his most recent publication, The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs; and Ulysees Grant Dietz, Senior Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum, addressed "The Art of Pottery from Rookwood to Robineau, 1880-1930."
Art and Artists Book Club - a monthly book club about art and artists. Book discussions were accompanied by PowerPoint presentations that provided art historical and biographical information about topics in the book.
Rothschild Distinguished Lectures - Prominent scholars were invited every year to address topics related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions: The Right Chemistry: Color in Fashion 1700-1900, Anne Bissonnette, Guest Curator for January 2009; The Eight, Mathew Baigell, January 19, 2008; Let the Records Show, Dr. Anthony Carey addressed the history of slavery throughout the Chattahoochee Valley.
Teacher Workshops - Teacher workshops, coordinated with the Muscogee County School District, were offered annually during the winter break and summer periods.
Family Art Affair - A monthly program that included tours of the museum and hands-on studio activities.
Family Fun Day - Two major events a year held for families, including performers, art making, demonstrations, and tours.
Preschool Tales for Tots - A preschool program that included storytelling and artmaking
Coffee Break for Seniors - a program that provided tours and presentations related to special exhibitions, social hour, and delectable treats.
Hunter Museum of American Art (American Art from Colonial to Contemporary) Teen Programs
ARC Teen Council - Teens met once a month with education staff to plan two major events a year that celebrated artistic expression in the form of poetry, music, dance and visual art.
Urban League and Teen Leadership. A series of after school programs that explored identity in the works of Carrie Mae Weems, artists in the collection, and artists featured in Art:21.
On the Way to Grandma’s House - Inspired by Grandma Moses exhibition. Camp was developed in partnership with the Discovery Museum
Happily Ever After - Camp examined stereotypes in children’s literature. This camp was organized in partnership with Girls, Inc of Chattanooga
Girls Make the Message - Girls studied the aesthetics of hip hop, created graffiti murals and worked with choreographers to learn hip-hop dance routines.
After School Program
Boys and Girls Clubs - An after school program that encouraged personal responses to works of art. Discussions were recorded as audio and video podcasts
Adult Evening Programs
Hunter Happens - Special programs held every Thursday evening. Programs ranged from artist talks and demonstrations to dance, music, and drama performances.
Jazz and the Blues was a program that explored the meaning of the blues as conveyed in jazz music and 20th century modern art. Featured band: Sweet Georgia Sound
Music at the Hunter - A part of Hunter Happens, a series of musical performances featuring such artists as the Fletcher Bright Bluegrass Band, and the pop, rock singer Leticia Wolf.
Junior Curators - 5th grade students attended weekly training sessions in preparation for public tours of the collection. Tours covered the Museum's architecture and paintings from the late 19th century to contemporary.
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art Family Programs
Birds of Wonder - Two family programs that were designed to educate families about the Museum’s Audubon print collection, organized in partnership with the Raptor Center on the campus of Auburn University.
Sketchbook Saturday - A drawing class for children and parents that focused on sketching in the galleries from works in the permanent collection.
Advancing American Art and John James Audubon - One-day teacher workshops for K-12 teachers in the Auburn school district.
Rodin Rediscovered - One-day workshops organized in partnerships with Auburn City Schools in preparation of the special exhibition Rodin Rediscovered.
3rd Grade Curriculum Tour - A tour developed for third grad teachers based on Disciplined Based Arts Education.
Junior Curators - 4th grade students in Auburn public schools attending weekly training sessions in preparation for leading collective tours of the permanent collection.
Saint Louis Art Museum School Programs
Arts in the Basic Curriculum - A multi-visit curriculum tour program for 4th grade that focused on arts integration in over five content areas in the museum, including Asian art, Pre-Columbian art, Egyptian art, African art, American art, European art, and contemporary art. The programs consisted of a teacher orientation session and four visits per school.
Community Women Against Hardship - A monthly outreach program for low-income families that used works in the collection to find personal meaning in works of art.
Summer camps - Egyptian Art Camp - Egyptian theme-based camps
SAVVY: Media Influence in Contemporary Society - A three-week camp for middle and high
school students organized in partnership with the Des Lee Endowed Professor, E. Louis Lankford.
Gallery Talks George Inness and the Italian Presence in Landscape Painting - A gallery discussion for the general public that explored George Inness's In the Roman Campagna and the general influence of Italy on 19th century artists Dox Thrash Rediscovered - a gallery discussion about Dox Thrash printmaker and inventor of the Carborundum Mezzotint.