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Art & Art History

Teach 4 Amerika

Thursday, April 07, 2011
Lecture Center Room A-1
821 South Morgan Street

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Teach 4 Amerika is a five-week, 11-city, coast-to-coast road trip that crosses state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience. Traveling the byways of America in a limousine painted as a school bus, Bruce High Quality Foundation will bring together concerned educators, artists, arts administrators, and most importantly students to brainstorm on the future of art schools.

The project calls for a national rethinking of the current art education system, and will provide an opportunity to discuss issues facing artists seeking an education, as well as catalyze discussions with students. The Teach 4 Amerika tour is a rallying effort to begin this conversation on a national scale and to encourage a new generation of students, artists, and educators to imagine what is possible for art education in America.

Teach 4 Amerika will combine the spectacle and energy of a political rally with the substantive dialogue of a conversation series, featuring a multi-media presentation, balloons, t-shirts, and music.

Teach 4 Amerika aims to empower artists to create the education they need and not beholden them to a system that professionalizes them out of their own specificity.
-Bruce High Quality Foundation

This event was presented by Creative Time and hosted by Gallery 400.
Image: Teach 4 Amerika event.