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Olivia Kalin Museum Educator Wave Hill

Olivia is a museum educator dedicated to empowering individuals to connect with art and nature on a personal level. A graduate of City College’s Art History and Art Museum Education program, Olivia develops and teaches programs for audiences of all ages and abilities at art and nature-based organizations across New York City, including Wave Hill and the Whitney Museum of American Art. As Curator of Education at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Olivia organized educational programs for audiences of all ages, managed the museum’s docent corps, and lectured for Purchase College classes in museum education. Olivia is a NYCMER past president and vice president.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference: Intersections

Where: Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York

When:8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: Museum of the City of New York

Are you planning on attending or presenting at the NYCMER conference? If so, we invite you to begin your week of learning one day early at the Museum of the City of New York’s 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference! 6th Annual Teaching Social Activism Conference Museum of the City of New York When: Sunday, May 20, 2016 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 2018 Theme: Intersections How can we support our students and ourselves, build understanding within and across class, race, and gender, and construct curricula that cross disciplines to spark novel insights? Join educators, youth, and scholars from across the New York metropolitan area for a free, full day of engaging conversations, thought-provoking sessions, and gallery tours exploring the various tools and techniques used to engage students and communities in the history and practice of social change. The Teaching Social Activism Conference is an annual event at the Museum of the City of New York. Inspired by the content of the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Activist New York, this day highlights the best practices for teaching this important subject to students of all ages. Interested in presenting? We have a few spaces open to showcase museums, cultural institutions, and museum educators who wish to share the work they are doing. Contact Maeve Montalvo at to learn more or visit:

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