Pam Lawton, director of education studies, has co-authored an article featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Studies in Art Education titled "Beyond Traditional Art Education: Transformative Lifelong Learning in Community-Based Settings with Older Adults."
Published by the National Art Education Association, Studies in Art Education is a quarterly journal that reports quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research in art education, including explorations of theory and practice in the areas of art production, art criticism, aesthetics, art history, human development, curriculum and instruction, and assessment. Out of 68 articles submitted from national and international researchers, only 25 were accepted.
In the article, she mentions the Art Cart project that the Corcoran is involved with. The Corcoran is an institutional partner with Columbia University in Art Cart, a program that connects graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with senior artists in the D.C. area, helping them catalog their life work and recording their life stories. As a program that encompasses art learning across the lifespan, this partnership and the resulting directed study course provide our students with an opportunity to work with seniors.
An exhibition of the work of elder DC area artists, Cherishing the Legacy, goes on display in Gallery 31 beginning September 4, 2013 and Pam will host an artists panel discussion on September 18, 2013 in the Corcoran's auditorium with 3 of the 9 artists in the exhibition---one is 100 years old and took courses at the Corcoran as an octogenarian!