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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.



Saturday, January 11, 2020

Symposium: Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
New York, New York

When:1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Note: Followed by a reception and exhibition viewing

Workshop Organizer: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Join us at a symposium launch for Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, a digital and print teaching resource that features 27 artists from the Guggenheim’s collection of modern and contemporary Asian art. It provides discussion questions, activity prompts, and historical context for educators in the classroom. The afternoon includes talks by Cai Guo-Qiang and Navin Rawanchaikul, both artists in the Guggenheim collection, with opening remarks by Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim. The symposium is followed by a reception and a last chance opportunity to view the exhibition Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, including works by artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Teaching Modern and Contemporary Art. Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit is offered to event participants through co-sponsorship with University Council for Arts Education (UCAE) and The School of Visual Arts (SVA). Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art is supported by a grant from The Freeman Foundation. Free with RSVP:

Image caption: Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974 (2000 version). Installation view, The Worlds of Nam June Paik, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 11– April 26, 2000. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

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