School of Education students taking the Foundations of Education intercession course “Art at the Center of the World” have the opportunity to participate in tours at museums and galleries throughout New York City in January 2014. The class is also meeting with many private gallery owners. The course is part of a special January series, Hofstra in NYC.
“Art at the Center of the World,” which is in its second year, is taught by Associate Professor Susan Goetz Zwirn, who directs Hofstra’s programs in fine arts education. She says, “We are exploring how art is presented to the public, and how we might provide this rich cultural capital to all children and adolescents. In addition, we are exploring universal themes of art making from Ancient Egypt to postmodern NYC. Connections between art and literacy, history, science and math through diverse multicultural perspectives provide rich opportunities for creative teaching.”
Front row: Yuanjuaan Zhang, Francisca Gbenebitse, Rachel Carbrera. Back row: Gianna Baldini, Emily Machida, Nicole Rolleri, Lindsay Moore, Zack Praskin, Susan Goetz Zwirn.