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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, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design. 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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

In Her Footsteps: Exploring Female Mentorship in Political Advocacy

Where: New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY

When:6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop Organizer: NYCMER

Join the Mentors and Internship Supervisors Peer Group and the Center for Women's History at the New-York Historical Society for In Her Footsteps: Exploring Female Mentorship in Political Advocacy. Combining history and contemporary professional and political advocacy work, this program will begin with a presentation by Dominique Jean-Louis on the recent exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow. Following the tour, participants will examine the decision-making process of groups of women in the antislavery, abolitionist, and suffrage movements in order to spotlight the role of mentorship amongst women in these movements. The Peer Group will provide illustrations and documents from the collections of the New York Public Library, New-York Historical Society, Gilder Lehrman Collection, and more. Participants will then explore the continuing role of mentorship in museum education and advocacy today.


Speaker bio:

Dominique Jean-Louis is a doctoral candidate in US History at NYU. She received her B.A. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from Columbia University. Her dissertation work explores Caribbean immigration to New York City in the years following the Civil Rights Movement, examining the impact of schooling on the formation of racial identity. Dominique has served as a Mellon Predoctoral Fellow in Museum Education at the Museum of the City of New York, and a Public Humanities Fellow with Humanities NY, and contributed to the Museum of the City of New York's flagship exhibition, New York At Its Core. She is currently serving as a curatorial project historian at the New-York Historical Society, where she worked on Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.


New-York Historical Society facilities, galleries, and auditorium are wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 2 West 77th Street. There are men's and women's restrooms on each floor of the museum. There are three unisex restrooms on the first floor. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible. Baby-changing facilities are available in the men's and women's restrooms on the lower level, first floor, and fourth floor.

Any questions and needs for accessibility for this program should be shared by March 14, 2019 to



Members of the NYCMER Board's Advocacy Committee will also be on site at this and all upcoming programs to share resources and hear your priorities.


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