Marit Dewhurst

Radical Art + Education

March 3, 2015 by maritd | Comments Off on Radical Art + Education

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 12.48.50 PMLast week I was lucky to be able to moderate two panels on Social Justice in Art Education at Art21’s very intriguing conference,  Creative Chemistries Radical Practice for Art + Education. The conversations included artists, teachers, policy people, and community organizers all curious about the intersections between art and education. Check out Art21’s education resources for more information and read this write up on Hyperallergic.

Pre-orders available! Social Justice Art: A Framework for Activist Art Pedagogy

August 27, 2014 by maritd | Comments Off on Pre-orders available! Social Justice Art: A Framework for Activist Art Pedagogy

Social Justice art-bookJust received word that my upcoming book is now available for pre-ordering via the Harvard Education Press or Amazon–or better yet, your local bookstore can order it. More info to follow regarding book launch events once it hits the shelves on November 12.

Art & Transformative Education @ Museum of Art & Design

June 6, 2014 by maritd | Comments Off on Art & Transformative Education @ Museum of Art & Design

Screen shot 2014-08-27 at 1.21.24 PMI was delighted to participate in the Museum of Art and Design‘s professional development workshop for NYC teachers working in ALternative Learning Centers.  I started my keynote on “Art and Transformative Education” with a drawing activity and ended with reflections on how art can provide a space for conversations about violence, racism, and inequality that can motivate young people to action.  It was inspiring to hear the passion these committed educators have for their students.

Social Justice Art Education @ Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

February 27, 2014 by maritd | Comments Off on Social Justice Art Education @ Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Screen shot 2014-08-27 at 1.22.29 PMHad so much fun learning from the very talented and creative teaching artists at the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program during a workshop I led on “Social Justice Art Education” on February 25, 2014. This tremendous group works with youth groups all over the city and had fantastic insights on what it means to be working artist-teachers trying to empower–not just direct–young people.

Art & the Practice of Freedom lecture @ Fontys in Tilburg, NL

December 16, 2013 by maritd | Comments Off on Art & the Practice of Freedom lecture @ Fontys in Tilburg, NL

IMG_2079Screen shot 2014-08-27 at 1.22.05 PMA quick snapshot before the doors opened to an invited lecture I gave on “Art and the Practice of Freedom” at Fontys University–a university with a strong art education program–in Tilburg, Netherlands on December 14th. In honor of Nelson Mandela’s recent passing, I focused the lecture on how his ideas of freedom echo those that artists and art-making can offer.  The lecture was followed by a series of short discussion groups with graduate students in the art education program in honor of their Day for Art Education.