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ERIC Number: EJ1048827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3541
Teen Artists: Impact of a Contemporary Art Museum
Erickson, Mary; Hales, Laura
Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, v56 n1 p412-425 Fall 2014
This study describes the effects of a yearlong, multivisit teen program in a contemporary art museum on adolescents' reflections about art. Our purpose was to discover whether this program, focused on experiences with contemporary art and artists with its metacognitive approach, affected students' thinking about their own artmaking. The authors sought out comparable programs by surveying the National Art Education Association Museum Education Division's electronic mailing list and analyzing the education websites of 40 prominent art museums. Data collection included a variety of journal entries and a postprogram survey of all students, as well as pre- and postinterviews with 12 of the 42 participating teens. Adolescents' thinking about art ranging from realism to formal elements and principles to the expression of meaning were the foci of this study. Comparison of students' pre- and postresponses to questions about their artmaking priorities revealed that a significant number shifted their priorities from form, originality, and truth to materials to concern for expression of meaning. More detailed descriptions of this transition are provided by analyses of all data available for two students who made this shift and who were among the 12 pre- and postinterviewed students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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