Marit Dewhurst

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Professional Bio

Marit Dewhurst is the Director of Art Education and Assistant Professor in art and museum education at City College of New York (CUNY) where she also directs City Art Lab, a community art education program.  She has worked as an educator and program coordinator in multiple educational settings including The Museum of Modern Art in New York where she created In the Making, a free studio arts program for teens.  Her work on the role of art in social justice education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and community development, has been published in several books and journals such as Equity & Excellence in Education, The Harvard Educational ReviewThe Journal of Art Education, and International Journal of Education Through Art.  In addition, she has co-curated an exhibition on traditional art and HIV/AIDS education and a youth photography exhibition highlighting her work in Northern Ghana.  She is currently the principal investigator and coordinator of the Museum Teen Summit, a youth-led research and advocacy program for museum teen programs in New York City. Her book, Social Justice Art: A Framework for Activist Art Pedagogy was recently published by Harvard Education Press.