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Philip Yenawine: Visual Thinking Strategies
Book Talk & Conversation

Sat, 3 May, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Philip Yenawine, former education director at the Museum of Modern Art and co-creator of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) curriculum, presents a persuasive argument for using the VTS art discussion approach to develop the sophisticated thinking skills required by the Common Core. Hear the author discuss his new book, Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines, and how VTS has sparked creative teaching in schools across the country. Following his lecture, he will be joined by Mike Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum, for an open conversation about VTS and museum learning.

Philip Yenawine is co-founder of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), a nonprofit educational research organization that develops and studies ways of teaching visual literacy and of using art to teach thinking and communication skills. VUE’s curriculum, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), is in use in schools across the US and abroad. Director of Education at The Museum of Modern Art from 1983-93, he has also directed education programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary art. He was founding director of the Aspen Art Museum and consulting curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston among other positions. Yenawine is the author of How to Look at Modern Art, Key Art Terms for Beginners, and six children’s books about art. His latest book, Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Learning Across School Disciplines, was published by Harvard Education Press in Fall 2013.

Free admission, but online ticket reservation is recommended. Ticket includes admission to the museum.

Location: Whitsell Auditorium
Calendar: Talks, Tours, and Workshops
Category: Special Programs
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