How are artists and arts educators uniquely equipped to enrich, deepen, and catalyze moments of social awareness around critical questions about race and social justice?
Tune in on April 15, 2016, at 3:30pm EST to the CtC Studio, where arts education theory, policy and practice meet through dialogue.
Dr. Marit Dewhurst returns to the CtC Studio to discuss this important topic. She is joined, as always, by Dr. Steve Seidel, Director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Dr. Marit Dewhurst, Creating Equity, is the Director of Art Education and Assistant Professor in art and museum education at City College of New York (CCNY) where she also directs City Art Lab, a free afterschool art program for teens. She completed her doctorate in education from Harvard University with an emphasis on youth arts and social justice education. She has worked as an educator and program coordinator in multiple settings both nationally and abroad including community centers, museums, juvenile detention centers, and international development projects. Prior to joining the faculty at CCNY, she founded and coordinated, In the Making, The Museum of Modern Art’s free studio arts program for teens. Publications include chapters in several books on art in social justice education and articles in Equity & Excellence in Education, The Journal of Art Education, and The Harvard Educational Review. In addition, she has co-curated an exhibition on traditional art and HIV/AIDS education in South Africa and a youth photography exhibition highlighting her work within cross-cultural education in northern Ghana. Her research and teaching interests include social justice education, community-based art, youth empowerment, and the role of the arts in community development both locally and abroad. 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.