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Brushes With History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History

November 19, 2015 - November 22, 2015

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The last History of Art Education conference took place at The Pennsylvania State University in 1995, following two similar-themed conferences held at Penn State in 1985 and 1989. Continuing the tradition of history and historical research in art education, the Art & Art Education Program at Teachers College will host the conference “Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History” in November 2015 in New York City.

Mark your calendar now for this important conference intended to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of ideas, issues, information, and research approaches used within the historical investigation of art education.

The organizers of the conference seek paper proposals that center on major historical events as well as overlooked people and episodes within the wide terrain of art education, including but not limited to K-12 public and private schooling, museums and community-based art education, higher education, and international perspectives and experiences in art education. Paper proposals that focus especially on historical research methods, cultural contexts, individuals, institutions, and events within and related to art education are encouraged. A post-conference website and publication of the proceedings will be developed.