Exhibit higher education.
How are museums part of cross-disciplinary teaching and learning on campus?
“When museums and galleries are able to function as spaces for creative, rigorous, interdisciplinary inquiry, they can be active transformers of higher education. The project offers faculty an opportunity to explore how teaching and learning with exhibitions can cultivate a wide range of student abilities, from an understanding of specific socio-political or scientific issues to skills such as visual literacy, critical thinking, teamwork, and written or oral communication.”
Join us at The Jule March 10th as Mimi Hellman, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Art History at Skidmore College, virtually visits Auburn to discuss the Teagle Collaborative Project: Teaching with Exhibitions, a research project that seeks to develop new best practices in exhibition-based pedagogy. The project, funded by the Teagle Foundation, worked with the Tang Museum at Skidmore College from 2016 through 2019 in collaboration with four academic institutions: Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, and theUniversity at Albany, State University of New York.
Hellman, who serves as project director of the Teagle Project, studies the social agency of decorative art in eighteenth-century France. Her publications include essays in Body Narratives: Motion and Emotion in the French Enlightment(2017), Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World(2016), The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets (2015), Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century(2011),The Cultural Aesthetics ofEighteenth-Century Porcelain(2010),Taking Shape: Finding Sculpture in the Decorative Arts(2008), and Furnishing the Eighteenth Century(2007). She received B.A. and M.A. from Smith College and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Join us at 5:00pm for a festive reception with free food and beverage in the museum. Our exhibitions will be open for viewing, but food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries. Seating for the conversation with Hellman will open to the public at 6:00pm.