Teacher Programs: Teaching Institute in Museum Education
Session 1: Sunday, August 2, 2:00 p.m.–Friday, August 7, 12:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free to selected participants
Housing Fee: SAIC residence hall accommodations are free to selected participants.
SAIC Begins Accepting Applications: February 15, 2015
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to offer Teaching Institute in Museum Education 2015 (TIME). This one-week summer seminar is designed for art museum educators who have a special interest in gallery teaching. TIME is hosted by SAIC in cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago.
The TIME seminar proposes that a dialogical model of gallery teaching provides unrivaled opportunities for people to see deeply and to think together about works of art. TIME includes study of works of art in the Art Institute of Chicago, discussion of the theory and practice of gallery teaching, and an introduction to the literature and history of teaching in American art museums. TIME is led by Rika Burnham, Head of Education at the Frick Collection, and Elliott Kai-Kee, Education Specialist in charge of gallery teaching at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
All mid-career museum educators with a demonstrated commitment to gallery teaching are invited to apply. The application process is competitive: 15 candidates will be invited to attend. Accommodations and selected meals are provided free of charge by SAIC, and course fees are waived for all selected applicants. TIME is grateful for generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.