Presenting CALTA21 to Art Museum Curators in Detroit

Panel organizer and moderator Sandra Q. Firmin, Director and Chief Curator, Colorado University Art Museum invited Patricia Lannes, CALTA21 Project Director to be a panelist during last week’s annual 2014 meeting of The Association of Art Museum Curators at… Read More

Register today for our online symposium!

If you haven’t already saved the date for our free online symposium on June 3rd from 2:00-5:00 pm (EST), please do so now! Registration is now open, so please register today for this live event at:  Museums… Read More

Mapping the Immigrant Population

The GRANTMAKERS CONCERNED WITH IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES have produced a fascinating map demonstrating the demographics of the foreign-born population in cities and counties all around the United States. Find your own area on this map and look at… Read More

The Power of Photography: Art, Documentation, and Reporting from the Huffington Post

Last week we came across a great story from the Huffington Post on the power of photography, showing 32 incredible photographs of tense moments, stunning landscapes, and new perspectives. Using photography as a major component of the CALTA21… Read More

Save the date for our official launching!

We are pleased to announce the official launching of CALTA21! On June 3rd, 2014, from 2-5pm, we will be hosting an online forum. We will be inviting participants to discuss their experience with the CALTA21 initiative and to… Read More

“Art Makes You Smart”

Enjoy a New York Times article that is creating a lot of buzz and has museum professionals all over the country talking. It supports CALTA21’s guiding principles! “Art Makes You Smart” by Brian Kisida, Jay P. Greene and Daniell H. Bowen “For… Read More

CALTA21 at Syracuse University

CALTA21 offered a professional development institute in Syracuse, NY at the Everson Museum of Art in mid-November. The event was covered by the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences in their Humanities News page, and you can… Read More

Learning How to Teach with Art

The genesis and rationale behind VTS as narrated by Philip Yenawine, VTS co- founder, in his new book. Read here: Visual Thinking Strategies: Learning How to Teach with Art  

A Student Facilitated VTS Discussion

Watch a LaGuardia Community College adult literacy student facilitate a discussion in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. This museum visit is led by the students at the end of the semester. The students bring their families and… Read More

Student Reflections on the Impact of CALTA21

Watch CALTA21’s Patricia Lannes speak with Darling, a student who participated in using the CALTA21 curriculum with her English language class at Laguardia Community College. Darling reflects upon her experience with CALTA21 at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens… Read More

Family VTS Discussion at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Watch Amanda Nocera lead a VTS discussion with her class from Laguardia Community College during their visit to the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.

Heart of Brooklyn

On July 24th, 2013 Patricia Lannes participated in a community roundtable discussion as a language expert to identify and work to diminish any language barrier that might exist in the six institutions that comprise the Heart of Brooklyn…. Read More