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Teachers' Professional Development

Tue, Nov 6 / 9 am–3 pm

Join us for a daylong professional development workshop investigating “The Future of Craft” through discussion, gallery exploration, and making. The program will start with a keynote presentation by Shannon R. Stratton, William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator, focusing on MAD’s fall exhibitions, which examine the many different answers to the question “What is craft?” 

Educator-led gallery activities in the exhibitions MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1 and The Burke Prize: The Future of Craft Part 2 will deepen our investigation of the expanded field of craft in contemporary artistic practice. During a hands-on session with Adejoke Tugbiyele, whose performative sculptures are currently on view at MAD, teachers will have a chance to relate the themes of the day to their own creative practice. 

Teachers’ Professional Development at MAD complements and expands upon educators’ existing knowledge of contemporary art, craft, and design. Led by artists, curators, and museum educators, participatory workshops are designed to help K–12 educators discover creative ways of interpreting and presenting fundamental concepts in all subject areas, using art, craft, and design as a bridge for comprehension.

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