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Interdisciplinary College and Professional Learning at the Art Institute of Chicago

March 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event needed to be cancelled to to COVID-19 precautions.

Exterior of Art Institute of Chicago.

Title:  Interdisciplinary College and Professional Learning at the Art Institute of Chicago

Date:  Thursday, March 26

Time:  12:00 pm

Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125)

Presenter:  Christina DiFabio (PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art & Archaeology)

This presentation will discuss how a major art museum in the U.S. engages college and professional groups within various disciplines. During the winter of 2019, I worked in the Adult Learning Division in the Department of Learning and Public Engagement at the Art Institute of Chicago. In my practicum, I saw how the division initiates and maintains partnerships with art students at the School of the Art Institute and medical students at University of Illinois Chicago and Rush University. I will discuss how the division approaches art education with these different audiences as well as my own research which proposed how to broaden the medical school partnership to other professions, such as social work. My work was an initial step in a larger project that is being undertaken by the division to create a wellness program for interdisciplinary students and professionals.



March 26, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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University of Michigan Museum of Art, First Floor, Multi-Purpose Room
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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