EDUCATION

How can we help you?
We are happy to talk with you — via phone or Zoom — to discuss how to customize any of our education programs to fit the needs of your students. We can also work with you to create new lessons or projects connected to your classroom goals. Contact Caitlin Overton, caitlin@rachofskyhouse.org, with questions and to schedule a time to chat.

 

Virtual Tours explore the current exhibition—Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma— and The Rachofsky Collection and are conducted live via Zoom by an educator from The Warehouse. Visit our Virtual Tours page HERE.

 

To learn more about Virtual Educator Night, Student Seminar, Teacher Forum, and Virtual Talks, click HERE.

 


COMING SOON!
Lessons on contemporary artists and themes will be available on the Resources page soon. Each lesson contains an introduction, deep dives into related artists, discussion questions, and activities. Lessons are designed for advanced high school and early college level students.

  • LESSON | Confronting History (Part 1): Examining the artistic practices of Kevin Beasley, Carrie Mae Weems, William Kentridge, and Yukinori Yanagi, this lesson considers the variety of ways artists challenge notions of race and identity from within their culture and confront established historical narratives.
  • LESSON | Confronting History (Part 2): Examining three works by Doris Salcedo, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and Pierre Huyghe, this lesson considers the strategies artists use to acknowledge overlooked historical narratives while recontextualizing monuments and memorials in their countries.
  • LESSON | Deconstructing Identity: Using Louise Bourgeois and Rashid Johnson, this lesson looks at how artists explore their identity through sculpture, found objects, painting, and photography.
  • LESSON | Cleaning and Sanitation: Using Hi Red Center’s Cleaning Event as a jumping off point, this lesson looks at artists Janine Antoni, Betye Saar, Mary Kelly, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles who use the act of cleaning or sanitizing as a way to explore social and political ideas.
  • LESSON | The Body in Contemporary Art: Looking at artists like Janine Antoni, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Mona Hatoum, Annette Lawrence, and Marc Quinn, this lesson focuses on how contemporary artists explore both physical and conceptual ideas connected to the human body.