An Evening at the Frick
This master class takes place in the evening, when the Frick is closed to the public. In that quiet and private setting, school leaders will spend an hour together exploring a single masterpiece from the Frick Collection as they work toward what John Dewey called the development of “an experience.” Afterward, the group will reflect upon and deconstruct this sustained, collective engagement with the work of art, and explore ways in which the process can deepen classroom practice in any subject area and across grade levels.
Rika Burnham is Head of Education at The Frick Collection. She was recognized by the National Art Education Association for sustained achievement in teaching in 2001, appointed a Getty Museum Scholar in 2002, and received the James D. Burke Prize for achievement in the arts in 2003, the first museum educator to receive this award. Her publications include several essays on museum education, as well as a catalogue essay in Pierre Bonnard: The Late Still Lifes and Interiors, edited by Dita Amory, and the book, Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience, co-authored with Elliott Kai-Kee.