We speak with Adjoa Jones de Almeida, Director of Education at the Brooklyn Museum. We discuss the significance of “art as experience.” Ms. Jones de Almeida describes art’s transformational power to educate and empower students of all ages, both personally and politically. The Museum partners with teachers across the academic spectrum and works to include diverse families and communities.
01:21-04:47 Significance of art to John Dewey and Dewey’s influence on Adjoa’s work
04:47-10:01 Paolo Freire’s influence
10:01-17:34 Art as an aesthetic experience; art everywhere, not only in museums
17:34-21:56 Everyday experiences as aesthetic experiences; class and art education
21:56-27:42 Brooklyn Museum and redefining concepts of high art
27:42-30:20 Role of museums in arts education
30:20-36:56 Brooklyn Museum’s work with public school teachers