Evening for Educators: Close Looking and Reflective Listening

Thursday, October 18, 2018, 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Registration encouraged at shop.aldrichart.org

Using the current exhibition, The Domestic Plane: New Perspectives on Tabletop Art, renowned museum educator Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education at Yale University Art Gallery, and violinist, Elliot Lee, will lead educators through visual thinking and active listening activities, aimed to develop skills in using art objects and music as a tool for reflective thinking in the classroom.

Museums + Mental Health
Join us for a thought-provoking series of workshops for Educators focused on mental health, contemporary art, and teaching to neurological diversity. Meet with museum experts, art therapists, and psychologists, as we explore the healing potential of art and how it can be used as a bridge to well being, social inclusion and learning. Check back for workshops in January, March and May.

Jessica Sack, the Jan and Frederick Mayer Senior Associate Curator of Public Education, leads the development of the Gallery’s family programs and teaching resources for K–12 teachers and students. Prior to coming to Yale, she was the senior museum educator and coordinator of teacher services at the Brooklyn Museum. She is the author of teacher resource publications such as Picturing a Nation: Teaching with American Art and Material Culture. Jessica received an M.Phil. in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography from Oxford University and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University.

Violinist, Elliot Lee, has established himself as a versatile musician throughout New England and beyond. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst while studying with Elizabeth Chang. He was the winner of the Concerto Competition and performed with the UMass Symphony Orchestra in 2013. He completed his Master’s Degree at the Yale School of Music under the guidance of Syoko Aki in 2018. Elliot is also an Artist in Residence with the New Haven Chamber Orchestra and seeks to inspire younger generations to continue playing music.