Teacher Programs: Teaching Institute in Museum Education

TIME 2015

TIME is a one-week summer seminar 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 will also consider the relationship of the dialogical model to other discursive approaches, including art history, and to non-discursive approaches such as performance and the making of art. 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.

SAIC thanks the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its generous and ongoing support.