Revitalizing History

Recognizing the Struggles, Lives, and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators

Ami Kantawala, Paul Bolin (Eds.)

by Jessica Baker Kee (The Pennsylvania State University), Debra Hardy (Independent scholar), Rebecca Dearlove (Independent scholar), Kristin Congdon (University of Central Florida), Allison Clark (The J. Paul Getty Museum), Christina Hanawalt (University of Georgia), Sue Uhlig (The Pennsylvania State University), Elise Chevalier (Independent scholar), Mary Hafeli (Columbia University), Christina Bain (The University of Texas at Austin), Kirstie Parkinson (Independent scholar), Heidi Powell (The University of Texas at Austin)

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Historical inquiry forms the foundation for much research undertaken in art education. While traversing paths of historical investigation in this field we may discover undocumented moments and overlooked or hidden individuals, as well as encounter challenging ideas in need of exploration and critique. In doing so, history is approached from multiple and, at times, vitally diverse perspectives. Our hope is that the conversations generated through this text will continue to strengthen and encourage more interest in histories of art education, but also more sophisticated and innovative approaches to historical research in this field.

The overarching objective of the text is to recognize the historical role that many overlooked individuals—particularly African Americans and women—have played in the field of art education, and acknowledge the importance of history and historical research in this digital age. This text opens up possibilities of faculty collaborations across programs interested in history and historical research on a local, national, and international level. By assembling the work of various scholars from across the United States, this text is intended to elicit rich conversations about history that would be otherwise beyond what is provided in general art education textbooks.

BECOMING A CURATOR OF MEMORIES: MEMORIALIZING MEMORY AS PLACE IN
ART MAKING FOR ART EDUCATION
Heidi C. Powell

MAKING PLACE THROUGH MABEL SPOFFORD (1883-1981): ARCHIVAL MATERIALS, ASSEMBLAGES,
AND EVENTS
Christina Hanawalt and Sue Uhlig

NANCY RENFRO AND THE FABRIC OF OUR LIVES: DISCOVERING ART EDUCATION HISTORY THROUGH
PUPPETS, PLACE, AND PEDAGOGY
Christina Bain

LESSONS FROM DOROTHY DUNN (1903-1992): THE STUDIO AT SANTA FE INDIAN SCHOOL, 1932-1937
Elise Chevalier

MATTERS OF TASTE, MEASURES OF JUDGMENT: THE McADORY ART TEST
Mary Hafeli

THE LIFE AND WORK OF HELEN GARDNER
Kirstie Parkinson

UNCOVERING HIDDEN HISTORIES: AFRICAN AMERICAN ART EDUCATION AT THE HAMPTON INSTITUTE (1868-1946)
Jessica Baker Kee

THE DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS OF McCARTHYISM ON AFRICAN AMERICAN ART INSTITUTIONS
Debra A. Hardy

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S DEPARTMENT OF FILM: HOW EDUCATIONAL FILM PROGRAMS RESPONDED TO SOCIAL AND
CULTURAL CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES
Rebecca Dearlove

CONSTRUCTING SOCIAL IMAGINARIES: EXPLORING ANNA CURTIS CHANDLER’S (1890-1969) STORYTELLING PRACTICES
AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 1917-1918
Allison M. Clark

THE HIGHWAYMEN’S STORY: LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN THE SHADOW OF JIM CROW
Kristin G. Congdon

Dr. Paul E. Bolin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Seattle Pacific University in 1976, and afterward taught high school and middle school art in Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a M.S. in Art Education (1980) and a Ph.D. in Art Education (1986). Bolin taught at the University of Oregon between 1986 and 1991 before moving to The Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of the School of Visual Arts faculty from 1992 – 2001. In fall 2001 Bolin began teaching at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is now a Professor and serves as both Assistant Chair and Graduate Advisor for Art Education. Much of Bolin's research centers on the investigation of historical issues within the field of art education, and is directed particularly toward matters of art and public schooling in the late nineteenth century. For eight years (2001-2009) Bolin served on the Editorial Review Board of Studies in Art Education . For the two years 1999–2000, Bolin was editor of the National Art Education Association journal Art Education . Bolin has received teaching awards from the University of Oregon, The Pennsylvania State University, and The University of Texas at Austin. In both 1997 and 2007, Bolin received the Manuel Barkan Memorial Award for published research by the National Art Education Association. In 2001 he was awarded Outstanding Art Educator of the Year, by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, and in 2009 he received the Texas Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, presented by the Texas Art Education Association. Also in 2009, Bolin was elected as a member of the Distinguished Fellows of the National Art Education Association.

Dr. Ami Kantawala serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Art and Art Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia University since 2007. She also served as a full-time Lecturer and Program Manager in the Arts Administration Program at Teachers College from 2011-13. She completed her BFA in Painting and Metal craft at Sir J. J. School of Applied Art in Bombay, India, and went on to complete her Ed.M. and Ed.D. in Art Education at Teachers College, Columbia University in 2007. She has published articles in research journals such as Visual Arts Research, Studies in Art Education, and the International Journal of Art and Design Education. She recently guest co-edited three special issues titled, “Critical re-framing of art education histories” (2013) and “Insightful and creative leadership within arts education: history, challenges, opportunities, and practices” (2014) and “From mentorship to intellectual partnership: Co-authoring and dialogic production through co-construction of research" (2016) for the Journal of Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art (Intellect Publishers). Her current research project includes documenting the learning and teaching experiences of artist-teacher Mabel D’Amico (1909-1999) and this research is funded by the National Art Education Association Foundation (NAEF) as well as histories of international art education, specifically South East Asia. Kantawala also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art; Studies in Art Education; Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. Kantawala was recently awarded the 2017 Eastern Region Higher Art Educator of the Year Award by the National Art Education Association

Bibliographic Information

Book Title
Revitalizing History
Book Subtitle
Recognizing the Struggles, Lives, and Achievements of African American and Women Art Educators
ISBN
978-1-62273-297-5
Edition
1st
Number of pages
210
Physical size
236mm x 160mm
Illustrations
36 BW
Publication date
June 2017
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