Sept / Oct 2017 Issue


Teaching with Contemporary Art

Assessment as Dialogue: Shifting Power Dynamics in the Classroom

It is the first week of school at Washington High in Fremont, California. A group of tenth-grade students focuses, laser-like, on the words and body language of their English teacher as he paces the front of...

On View Now

Philadelphia Illuminated

Public space has always been a contested realm; the questions of who is seen, heard, and permitted to take up space feel eternally relevant. These are, in short, questions of power, and which groups wield it. In 2017, however—with its...

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Seven Strategies for the Studio Art Class

Many high schools offer introductory art classes, with names like “Studio Art,” “Art 101,” “Introduction to Studio Art,” or something similar. These courses often serve as the only art classes students take in their...

New Kids on the Block

Making Paper: Hong Hong’s Performative Process

During an artist’s residency at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, Hong Hong often arose before the sun, sometimes as early as 4:00 a.m. “I’m interested in that time because...

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation

“Innovation” is the buzzword of the moment and it’s found its way into just about every corner of modern life in our ceaseless pursuit of the “new and improved.” We often use it interchangeably with its close cousin, “Invention,” but the two are...