Part II of Cooper Robertson Talk Series
Art museums have increasingly become spaces of community engagement and learning, with a focus on diversifying and expanding audiences and engaging a broader public. This panel brings together leading museum educators for a shared exploration of how they are addressing these issues within their own institutions, as well as a discussion of the larger opportunities for diversity and inclusivity in the museum world. Convened and facilitated by leading museum architects Cooper Robertson, the event offers an opportunity for these expert educators to join in conversation with their peers, designers, and audience—with an eye towards identifying strategies for engaging broader communities in the pursuit of enhanced public service, and a more equitable sharing of knowledge.
In this panel, each museum educator offers a short presentation, followed by a discussion between the panelists and moderator, and then a general Q&A with the audience.
- Andrew Westover, Director of Education and Public Engagement, the New Museum
- Shanta Lawson, Education Director, The Studio Museum in Harlem
- Victoria Lichtendorf, Director of Education and Public Programs, Storm King Art Center
- Chanice Hughes-Greenberg, Senior Manager, Membership and Annual Fund, Museum of the City of New York (moderator)
- Iris Kim, Designer, Cooper Robertson (convener / introductory remarks)