Philip Yenawine, Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Innovative Thinker Series: Philip Yenawine
May 21, 2013 At Santa Fe Performing Arts
Philip Yenawine is co-founder of Visual Understanding in Education (VUE), a nonprofit educational research organization that develops and studies ways of teaching visual literacy and of using art to teach thinking and communication skills. VUE’s curriculum, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), is in use in schools across the US and abroad. Director of Education at The Museum of Modern Art from 1983-93, he has also directed education programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary art. He was founding director of the Aspen Art Museum and consulting curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston among other positions. He is on the board of Art Matters, a foundation. Yenawine is the author of How to Look at Modern Art, Key Art Terms for Beginners and six children’s books about art. His book about VTS and schools will be published by Harvard Education Press in Fall 2013.