Judy Chicago to discuss the state of studio art education, its future

October 21, 2014

Judy Chicago invites academics, art professionals, artists and others to join her for “Live with Judy Chicago” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, for a conversation about the state of studio art education and its future. Registration is requested.

The Dialogue Portal is a new addition to the artist’s online art education archive in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. It was developed from Penn State’s 2014 campus-wide, semester-long celebration of Chicago’s archive that concluded with a weekend-long symposium at which Chicago delivered a timely, call-to-action lecture based on her new book “Institutional Time: A Critique of Studio Art Education.”

“My goal was to spark a long-overdue dialogue about the state of studio art education,” said Chicago, who developed the first feminist art program at California State University, Fresno, in the 1970s. “With the creation of the portal, we can now initiate an international online conversation about the current state of studio art education, particularly in relation to issues of content, gender and diversity. I believe that art education has to be radically improved in order to meet the needs of all students and that Penn State can be a leader in effectuating this change.”

The portal launched earlier in the fall and features the video of Chicago’s Penn State lecture, discussion questions formulated by the artist, a video compilation of her teaching and a multimedia presentation by Karen Keifer-Boyd analyzing Chicago’s pedagogy.

Prior to participating in the dialogue Oct. 25, participants are asked to view her lecture or read “Institutional Time" and to view Keifer-Boyd’s presentation in preparation for the conversation.

Additional portal sections will launch later this year and into 2015.

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Karen Keifer-Boyd at kk-b@psu.edu.

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