Symposium: Teaching Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

Jan 11, 2020 1:00PM—5:00PM


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


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