Action and Exchange Through the Arts (a NYCoRE – New Museum Joint)


How can we use art in the classroom to help us enrich our curriculum?
How can we use art as a tool to connect our students to important issues and engage them in opportunities for dialogue and exchange?



Join New Museum and NYCORE in a FREE special 2-part interactive workshop that introduces teachers to using contemporary art in the classroom. Participants will also work intensively with international New Museum artist Nicolás Paris to explore how art can be used as a platform for discussion and exploration of ideas and have the opportunity to reflect on how to take workshop activities and strategies back into the classroom.


Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Museum

Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Museum

All participating teachers will be invited for a free tour of the New Museum Triennial “The Ungovernables” after the workshop ends. For more information on this and other exhibitions, see Founded in 1977, the New Museum is located on Bowery at Prince Street and is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum.

How do I register?

To register please email Jen at

We encourage participants to sign up for the entire two part series.

Middle School and High School educators are encouraged to apply.

Registration is limited.




Who is Nicolás Paris?

Nicolás Paris is from Bogotá, Colombia. Academically trained in architecture, Paris was a primary school teacher in Meta, Colombia, before pursuing a career as an artist. Paris’s work often draws on pedagogical strategy to incorporate elements of collaboration, dialogue, and exchange in his work, which is oriented around interests in architecture as a model, education as a system, and drawing as a tool. Paris has exhibited around the world and individually in Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. Recent group exhibitions include “Illuminations,” 54th Venice Biennial, Italy (2011) and the upcoming New Museum Triennial “The Ungovernables,” on view February 15, 2012


1.25.12 – Beyond Tolerance Guide Workshop THIS WEDNESDAY

Come out this Wednesday, January 25th to learn more about NYQueer’s Beyond Tolerance Guide and share ideas with other educators!


Teachers and educators often face challenges when considering how to help students think critically about issues of gender and sexuality.  It is often hard to know where to begin, which is one of the reasons Beyond Tolerance: A Resource Guide for Addressing LGTBQI Issues in Schools was created. The Beyond Tolerance Guide is a compilation of resources that can be used to plan whole units, class lessons, club activities, used to provide individual support, or used as a general reference. Check out the first version of the guide in advance here!:
Join NYQueer on Wed Jan 25, 4:30-6:30 at the Bronx Academy of Letters for a workshop where we’ll explore a newly revised version of the guide and discuss which tools and resources are most relevant for us and the young people we work with. New to the guide? Old pro? All are welcome!


4:30- 5:00 Snacks and ice breakers
5:00- 6:00 Guide exploration, question and answer
6:00- 6:30 Share out


Date: Wednesday January 25
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Room 226 @ the Bronx Academy of Letters — 339 Morris Ave Bronx NY (4/5 train at 138th-Grand Concourse or 6 train 138th- 3rd Ave)
Event Contact: Elana Eisen-Markowitz — / 917 737 1839 (cell)
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