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Judith Burton is Named TC’s Macy Professor of Education

“I’m deeply grateful to be given this great honor, and it’s particularly significant because I spend all my time in a building endowed by the Macy family and in a gallery that carries their name – so it’s almost as if it’s coming home,” Burton said. “As far as I know, I’m also the first person in the arts to be thus honored at TC. It allows me to be a reflection of TC’s support and appreciation for the centrality of the... arts as part of the educational process.”

[ Watch an excerpt of an interview with Burton, and read her recent guest essay in TC Today magazine. ]

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Judith Burton, an internationally known art educator who has melded a deep sense of artistic tradition with exploration of digital technology and other new tools, has been named Teachers College’s new Macy Professor of Education.
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Going to NAEA Seattle? Join us for an amazing lineup of art education research conversations at the NAEA Research Commission's pre-conference Making Knowledge/Moving Knowledge, co-directed by Mary Hafeli and Juan Carlos Castro. Hope to see you there!
https://www.arteducators.org/promo/research-precon

Making Knowledge/Moving Knowledge will focus on knowledge building and mobilization, through and of research, in the field of art education.
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The psychiatric profession is still divided, but there are treatment programs, apps and a new public campaign to address media overuse.
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Basquiat grew up in Park Slope, East Flatbush, and Boerum Hill so the Brooklyn Museum seems a natural place for "One Basquiat" - a display of his single, most valuable work of art.

A 1982 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat that shocked the art market by fetching $110.5 million at auction last spring is going on display at the Brooklyn Museum
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By 2044, the U.S. will be majority non-white. If cultural institutions do not learn how to reflect these shifting demographics, they will become increasingly irrelevant.
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A new study by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that the reasons for the high level of innovation and creativity in Icelandic society is to be found in parenting which encourages free play, open and egalitarian families, emphasis on creativity, arts and crafts in schools and governme...
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What Rihanna wants, Rihanna gets.

"We love a Queen who brings about swift action."
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Local 10 is inviting South Florida art teachers and students, from grades K-12, to participate in its first eARTh Day Art Contest. The contest begins Monday, February 5, with a call for entry.  
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Najah al-Bukai, an artist who survived the Assad government’s notorious detention centers, copes with the trauma by drawing what he and others went through.
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This program gives high schoolers a deeper understanding of these topics and an exclusive glimpse into the inner workings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, an institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.
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It's time to apply for the 4th annual @AMNH hackathon #HacktheDeep! Work with curators & scientists on oceans related challenges involving machine learning, computer vision, GIS, 3D modeling, game engine physics, and graphics processing. Apply now!

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It's historically been a well organized event with interesting challenges. For people who are interested in the intersection between Art, Making, and Science, it will be a great event. AMNH also offers long-term residencies to help design their regular exhibitions and educational programs.

Join us this Sunday: Maker Space Open House

We are a new maker space that hosts high school students taking robotics classes. The space is a collaboration between NYC FIRST Robotics and Cornell Tech. It’s been an amazing project and we get to work with some truly inspirational students.

We are having an open house this SUNDAY on Roosevelt Island (544 Main St. NY, NY 10044)!...
Please join us from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. There will be student run workshops where you can make laser cut keychains, cricut vinyl stickers, and 3D printed pins. Also our high school robotics teams will also be showing off their robots (you might even be able to drive one) and the personal projects they are working on.

Come check it out. Should be fun for adults and kids of all ages.
You can find more info here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/e…/NYC%20FIRST%20Open%20House.pdf…

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If you missed your letter to Hogwarts, don’t worry—you can attend this Harry Potter festival in NYC instead. On February 3, Wizard U. is taki
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While everyone is gearing up for an early Mardi Gras this year, artists are getting into the partying spirit with exhibits taking place throughout the city.

The Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, under the expert guidance of director Monica Ramirez-Montagut, will be presenting "Clay in Transit: Contemporary Mexican Ceramics" in collaboration with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and AMEXCID, from Jan. 24-March 24.
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Did you meet your art twin? Well not in the State of Illinois and the State of Texas. Each State won't say why. Perhaps it is their tough laws on biometric identification.

Try it and post your selfie here!

Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.
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