Member Spotlight:


Alexa Fairchild Local Program Director Turnaround Arts: New York City

I direct Turnaround Arts: New York City, a program run by The Kennedy Center that transforms priority schools through the strategic use of the arts. For ten years, I ran school programs at the Brooklyn Museum, leading a talented team of educators and hosting kids and teachers for fun, engaging gallery experiences. My professional life includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Museum Education Roundtable and contributing as a peer reviewer to its publication, the Journal of Museum Education. I'm an advisor to the Women's International Leadership Program at International House and ArtWorks NYC, and I served two years as president of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable. I've worked at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (U.B.C.) in my hometown of Vancouver, Canada; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. My graduate degrees are from Bank Street College of Education (M.S. in Ed.) and U.B.C. (M.A. in Art History). And when I'm not geeking out about the arts and education you’ll find me careening down the side of a mountain, on skis or a bike, depending on the season. I tweet as @alexainbrooklyn.



Friday, September 20, 2019

LGBTQ+ and Allies Peer Group Meeting

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

When:6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Workshop Organizer: LGBTQ+ and Allies Peer Group

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: New-York Historical Society (map)

RSVP: Michael Stevens

Description: World Pride may be over, but we are still catching the Stonewall 50 exhibit just before it closes. We will view the exhibit and look for inspiration for programming at our respective institutions. If available, educator Lena Sawyer will join us to discuss the internal process and impact for N-YHS, including challenges, supports, visitor feedback, and advice. N-YHS has a late closing on Fridays. Remember to bring your museum identification for your free admission.

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