Virtual learning class, Fall 2020
Bronx Academy of Letters
Our Education Program at Marian Goodman Gallery was inaugurated with a collaboration with Sabrina Resnick, the art teacher at Bronx Academy of Letters. The wider mission of our education initiative is to reach new audiences and encourage and nurture a younger generation of artists and arts professionals. Our program intends to develop long-term relationships with students by partnering with art teachers in the New York City public school system. By creating a dialogue between the gallery, our artists, teachers, and the students, we hope to expand the students’ understanding of art, introduce them to some of the world's leading contemporary artists, and to bolster pathways to a possible career in the arts.
The following materials were created with the intention of introducing students to the concept of the "artistic mindset"—a way of thinking about the world and approaching art with an open mind and the intention to prioritize the creative process over the final product. Students learned about artist Gabriel Orozco and were introduced to his thought process. They then created "living journals" based on the philosophy behind Orozco's own notebooks and used these collections of observations to inspire unconventional self-portraits.