What I do, where I work
I am a museum educator who shifts between the worlds of history and art, endeavoring to narrow the gap between the “visual experience” as encountered in traditional art museums and the “physical experience” as immersed in at historic home and living history sites. I am the Museum Associate for School Programs at Sunnyside, the home of American author Washington Irving, located near Sleepy Hollow, NY. There I plan and execute family and school programs and train my fellow educators in using visual art education strategies to work with students in period rooms. As a freelance educator I have taught in many art and history museums in and around New York City; currently I work with family programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum. I am enrolled in the Leadership in Museum Education masters program at Bank Street Graduate School with an expected graduation date of June 2014.
Museum Associate, School Programs at Washington Irving's Sunnyside, Historic Hudson Valley
Family Programs Educator at Brooklyn Museum
Family Programs Educator at Whitney Museum of American Art
by Maeve Montalvo Published December 29 2012
I did not intend to visit Shangri La. On a grey and sleeting December afternoon I was trudging to the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York to see the much talked about exhibit “The Art of Scent.” I was still shaking off the cold after...