Baruch College and The Rubin Museum of Art to Co-Host Conference:

"Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century-Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation"

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NEW YORK, NY-January 29, 2013 Baruch College and The Rubin Museum of Art will host the conference, “Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation,” April 24-25.

Academic and museum educators from around the world will discuss how collaborative models between art institutions (particularly museums) and higher education can enhance the learning experience for students. Educators will share ideas from current museum-university partnerships, using the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project as a model. In addition, representatives from art institutions and organizations will speak about related topics during scheduled panel discussions.

In 2010, Baruch College was awarded a five-year grant of $1 million ($200,000 per year) by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Since the partnership was established, the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project has provided financial support to five CUNY campuses and 22 faculty, who creatively explored ways to incorporate the arts and the museum’s exhibitions and resources throughout their respective courses. This included regular museum visits, hosting art events on campus, and integrating the Rubin Museum’s collection across varied academic disciplines. The conference will highlight this program and others that have successfully utilized local art institutions and museums to empower undergraduate students by encouraging them to explore artistic and cultural opportunities and broader student experiences.

 

DETAILS

WHAT:

“Museums and Higher Education in the 21st Century: Collaborative Methods and Models for Innovation”

 

WHEN:

April 24: 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Tour and Reception

April 25: 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Presentations

 

WHERE:

April 24: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street, (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

April 25: Baruch College, Room 750, Newman Conference Center, 7th Floor, Library Information and Technology Building, 151 East 25th Street, (between Third and Lexington Avenues)

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stan Altman, Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project at (646) 660-6700 or e-mail Stan.Altman@baruch.cuny.edu.

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu

Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu