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Saturday, November 7 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Museums and Youth Development: Four Perspectives LIMITED

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Panelists representing the Clark, MASS MoCA, the ICA Boston, and MCLA discuss youth development needs in the arts from the perspectives of their institutions. They cover programming, challenges, and successes.


Carlie Bristow

museum educator/artist with a BFA from the Lesley School of Art and Design, working on her MA from Tufts University in Museum Education. She works at the ICA to support teen programs.

Lisa Donovan

Professor, MCLA Student
Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at MCLA, previously Associate Professor/Division Director of the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University. She has worked as an arts educator, administrator, and researcher.

Ronna Tulgan Ostheimer

the Clark Art Institute
has 10+ years at the Clark, 3 years as Head of the Education Program. She holds an Ed.D. in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts and a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Laura Thompson

Laura Dickstein Thompson, Ed.D. , MASS MoCA’s founding Education Director and Kidspace Curator, develops all of the museum’s art education programming. Thompson is celebrating her 25th year of working directly with children, teachers, and artists, and holds a doctorate from Columbia University Teachers College. She has been meditating for many years, studies Buddhism and secular mindfulness, and incorporates it into her teaching and... Read More →
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Amanda Tobin

Senior Museum Educator, MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA’s Senior Museum Educator since 2014. She holds a M.Ed. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from Oberlin College.

Gabrielle Wyrick

Associate Director of Education, ICA/Boston since 2010; Project Director for the ICA’s National Teen Convening. She holds an MA in art history from Tufts University and a BA from UC San Diego.

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