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Marit Dewhurst

Assistant Professor of Art and Museum Education
Director of Art Education

School/Division

Division of Humanities and the Arts

Department

Art: Art Education

Office

Shepard Hall 303D

  • Profile

    Marit Dewhurst is the Director of Art Education and Assistant Professor of Art and Museum Education. She completed her doctorate in education from Harvard University in 2009 youth empowerment, activist art-making, and social justice education. She has worked as an educator and program coordinator in multiple settings both nationally and abroad including community centers, museums, juvenile detention centers, and international development projects. Prior to joining the faculty at CCNY, she founded and coordinated The Museum of Modern Art’s free studio arts programs for teens. She is currently the advisor to the youth-led Museum Teen Summit. Publications include chapters in several books on the use of art in social justice education and articles in The Journal of Art Education, Excellence and Equity in Education, and The Journal of Research Practice. In addition, she has collaborated on an exhibition and book on traditional art and HIV/AIDS education with partners. Her research and teaching interests include social justice education, community-based art, anti-bias/multicultural education, youth empowerment, and the role of the arts in community development.
  • Education

    Ed.D. Community, Culture, and Education-Harvard University Graduate School of Education Ed.M. Arts in Education-Harvard University Graduate School of Education B.A. Community Empowerment through the Arts-University of Michigan
  • Courses Taught

    EDSE 4100: Methods of Teaching Art (Curriculum & Assessment in Art Education) EDSE 4200: Problems in Art Education (Community, Culture, and Identity in Art Education) EDSE 4300: Workshops in Art Education (Materials & Methods in Art Education) ARTE 5300: Special Projects in Art Education ARTE 6300: Special Projects in Art Education 2 EDSE 0200I: Masters Projects in Art Education ART 25500: Art in Education 2
  • Research Interests

    social justice education, community-based art, youth empowerment, and the role of the arts in community development both locally and abroad
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