The impact of national policies on the role of art in education remains a high priority among the American public and will be the topic of discussion at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Forum: The Impact of National Policies on Art Education on Thursday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m., and is free with general admission. Dr. Elliot Eisner, Stanford University professor, author and researcher, will discuss his most recent work concerning ways schools might improve by using the processes of the arts in all of their programs.
Following the discussion, Sr. Joel Read, President Emerita at Alverno College and Chair of the GMC/Education Committee, will engage Dr. Eisner along with prominent Milwaukee leaders in business, education and the arts in a lively debate about art, education and the presidential candidates' education platform.
As the theme of politics and war saturate the American consciousness, the Milwaukee Art Museum is viewing the topic through a different lens, an artistic one. During the October 15 Gallery Night, the Museum will feature Artists Interrogate: Politics and War in tandem with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial cartoonists Stuart Carlson and Gary Markstein, who will discuss their work at 6:15 p.m.