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The Museum Division of the Texas Art Education Association announces the
2nd Annual Museum Division-sponsored Super Session
The Art of Teaching Art:
Creating Community Collaborations
Friday, November 6, 1998; 10:30am-6:00pm
South Texas Institute for the Arts
Corpus Christi, Texas
Empowering your community to take ownership of its art education and museum
education programs through collaborative partnerships is one of the most
successful methods toward developing positive relations and support. Please
join the TAEA Museum Division in exploring and discussing successful community
collaborations in Texas. This Super Session will be held Friday, November
6th, 10:30am-4:30pm at the South Texas Institute for the Arts, followed by a
reception at a private home. A tour of community-created art in Corpus
Christi, lunch with a keynote presentation, interactive break-out sessions, a
panel discussion, and a wine and cheese finale will comprise the experiences
during this special day. This session is open to all TAEA members. Educators
already working collaboratively are encouraged to attend as a team. The cost
is $35 per person.
The schedule and featured speakers are as follows:
10:30am-11:45am: Community-Created Art in Corpus Christi
Participants will travel by bus from the Hotel to view public art in the city.
Community-created art will be the focus of this tour.
12Noon-1:15pm: Lunch with Keynote Address by Susan Hazelroth Barrett
This year’s address features NAEA’s 1998 Museum Educator of the Year, Susan
Hazelroth Barrett, a well known art museum educator. Many art educators know
her from the Getty’s Art in Action video series, which highlights a
collaborative project among the Ringling Museum of Art, area high school
students, and artist Eric Fishl. Susan Hazelroth Barrett also is well known
for her innovative insights in collaborativly developing interpretive
installations within museum exhibition spaces. She is creative and gifted in
engaging audiences with challenging works of art.
1:30pm-3:15pm: Break-Out Sessions
Each participant will attend one break-out session. These will be both
informative and working sessions: each team will present information regarding
their special program(s), and then team leaders and participants will work to
develop goals and objectives for each type of collaboration. The goals and
objectives will become the focus of the panel discussion.
Team I: Museum/School Collaborations:
Libby Cluett; Museum Educator, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth
Terri Cummings; Professor of Art Education, Texas Christian University, Ft.
Team II: Institutions Collaborate
Deborah Fullerton-Ferrigno; Curator of Education, South Texas Institute for
Linda Rodriguez; Curator of Education, South Texas Institute for the Arts
Donna Vliet; Art and Art Museum Educator, Austin Independent School District
Team III: A Model for Creating Collaborations
Susan Hazelroth Barrett; former Curator of Education, Ringling Museum of Art,
Juliet Moore, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Art Education, University of
Team IV: Museums/Teachers Collaborate
Meredith Wilson; Curator of Education, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
Christine Choi; Museum Educator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Team V: Museums Collaborate with Schools and Technology
Maria Teresa Garcia-Pedroche, Associate Curator, Meadows Museum, Dallas
Amy Lewis; Lecturer, University of North Texas
D’Ann White, Art Specialist, University Parks Elementary, Dallas
3:30-4:30: Panel Discussion
Based on goals and objectives developed by each of the break-out session
groups, the panel will discuss collaborations from their professional
Gail Davitt, Panel Moderator; Head, School Programs and Gallery
Interpretation, Dallas Museum of Art
Nancy Berry, former Director NCAMSC and Museum Educator, University of North
William G. Otton; Executive Director, South Texas Institute for the Arts
Beth Schneider, Director of Education, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Melba Whatley, Marcus Foundation Board Member
5:00-6:00: Wine and Cheese Party
Relax, unwind, and visit with colleagues about creating collaborations at the
home of Museum Division Chair, Beth Reese, and her husband, Darrell Barger.
Please also mark your calendars and prepare to attend and participate in the
Museum Division Resource Exchange for Teachers, Saturday, November 7th, 4-6pm.
For more information, contact Beth Reese, Museum Division Chair, at
512.883.9904 , fax 512.883.9905, or email: elizreese