*Prospective Alliance members free; Alliance members $18 for lunch and program.
Can You Teach Creativity?
Professor Dom Caristi regularly brings his students of creativity to the Museum of Art to think about how new ideas form, innovation in art, what’s new and impacting their lives, and how critical thinking becomes creative thinking.
Asian Art at the David Owsley
Museum of Art
Phillips will provide an overview of Asian art represented in the new galleries,
including lesser known works of art.
occasion of the exhibition Aperture Remix, Aperture deputy director Sarah
McNear talks about the historical importance of the selected photographs and
Aperture’s contributions to the world of photography. She has organized over forty exhibitions, and has held positions at The
Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Allentown Art Museum, the LaSalle Bank
Photography Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art, where she was the
Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Fellow in Photography. Most recently, McNear served
as the deputy director of the 92nd Street YMCA’s School of the Arts, as well as
the director of its Art Center.
Public Art Builds Community
A graduate of the art history program at the
University of Southern California, Ms. Ross has been producing public art
projects for almost a decade. She was the founding director of Public Art
Indianapolis for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Since 2003, she has been the
owner of Art Strategies LLC, a fine art consulting agency that works with
clients in both the public and private sector. Prior to moving to Indianapolis,
Ms. Ross was the Director of Eckert Fine Art, Naples, Florida, where she
represented artists such as the late Robert Rauschenberg.
The Heart of Art Education
Although a growing body of literature on holistic
teaching and learning abounds, little has been written specifically for art
educators. In the visual arts, holistic education begins with the recognition,
now widely accepted, that each dimension of the individual can be educationally
involved in making and/or studying art. This focus on comprehensive, or
holistic, development through meaning-making is “the heart of art education.”
Cincinnati Art Museum Trip
Join fellow Alliance members for a visit to the Cincinnati Art
Museum. Learn about a selection of the Art Museum’s masterpieces on a group
tour. Then visit on your own to experience art from around the world and from
various periods in art history.
And see the special exhibition From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry
of Art Smith will be on view through before it closes on May 18. Inspired
by surrealism, biomorphism, and primitivism, Smith was one of the leading modernist
jewelers of the mid-twentieth century. His work is dynamic in both size and
form. The presentation is enriched by archival materials from the artist’s
estate, including sketches, tools, and model photos. Smith was an active
supporter of black and gay civil rights, an avid jazz enthusiast, and a
supporter of early black modern dance groups.
Lunch will be provided at the popular Terrace Café inside the
Cincinnati Art Museum. Stops in Brookeville, Indiana to see the work of Hoosier
Group painters at the Brookeville Carnegie Library and the Hermitage, John
Ottis Adams and T.C. Steele’s summer house will be made on the way to and from
the Cincinnati Art Museum.
$75/person (Alliance member)
$100 (Friends member)
(Public—includes Alliance and Friends membership)
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